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Richard Lawrence Day

Born  1905
Died  1989

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American paediatrician, born 1905, New York City; died June 15, 1989, Westbrook, Connecticut.

Biography of Richard Lawrence Day

Richard Lawrence Day graduated in medicine from Harvard in 1933. From the beginning of his career he was interested in paediatrics, and he trained that speciality at Columbia. From 1937 he was on the staff of Cornell’s Hospital, New York, where, with James Hardy, he undertook important investigations of thermoregulation in neonates.

During World War II Day was posted with the US Army Climatic Research Laboratory. After the war he worked in the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Centre, New York. In 1953 he became professor of paediatrics at the New York Downstate Medical School, and he subsequently occupied a similar post at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1968 he joined the department of paediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.


  • W. A. Silverman:
    In Memoriam. Richard L. Day. An avant courier in neonatal medicine.
    Journal of Perinatology, 1989, 9: 244-245.
  • W. A. Silverman:
    Richard L. Day – The quintessential skeptical inquirer. Presentattion of the Howland Award 1986. Pediatric Research, 1986, 20 (10): 1009-1012).
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    Richard Lawrence Day. In: The Person Behind the Syndrome. Springer Verlag, London, 1997. Page 52-53.

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