American pathologist, born May 17, 1906, Everett, Massachusetts; died June 1982, Massachusetts.
Biography of Benjamin Castleman
The Benjamin Castleman Award is awarded annually for an outstanding paper in the field of human pathology published in English by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Augusta, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Benjamin Castleman was a Pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and for many years he edited the clinicopathological case presentation founded by Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) in The New England Journal of Medicine. In December 1935 he married Anna Segal (born 1912). They had three children.
What is an eponym?
An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus
any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?
Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person,
with a biography of that person.
Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.
No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically,
therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be
affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.