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Edwin Homer Ellison

Born  1918
Died  1970

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American surgeon, born September 4, 1918, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio; died April 29, 1970, Fox Point, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Biography of Edwin Homer Ellison

Edwin Homer Ellison studied medicine at the Ohio State University. Following graduation he undertook postgraduate studies in biochemistry before he began residency training in surgery. He married Molly Jean Scheeler (born 1916) in 1939. Ellison distinguished himself both in research and clinical work and, in 1967, he was appointed as professor and chairman of surgery, Marquette School of Medicine, Milwaukee, in 1967. He held this position when he committed suicide in 1970.

Ellison's most important contributions were in the field of gastrointestinal surgery. He was a prolific writer and was a member of the editorial board of several surgical journals.


  • W. D. Johnson, R. J. Glemma, D. Lepley, Jr, E. H. Ellison:
    Extended treatment of severe coronary artery disease: A total surgical approach.
    Annals of surgery, Philadelphia, 1969, 171: 460.
  • E. H. Ellison, L. C. Carey, et al:
    Ellison's atlas of surgery of the stomach and duodenum. Saint Louis, Mosby. 1971

    Obituary in: Gastroenterology, New York, 1970, 59: 938.

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