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Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr

Born 1894
Died 1963

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American physician, Born 1894, Maryland; died 1963.

Biography of Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr

Thomas Fitzh-Hugh Grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where his father was professor of Latin. When Wolrd War I broke out he attended the University of Virginia and he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for the entire was as a private at the Base Hospital at St. Denis, France

After the war he began the study of medicine at his old university but graduated M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he became chief of the haematological section of the University Hospital in 1929. During World War II Fitz-Hugh, now assistamt professor of clinical medicine, served with the Pennsylvania University unit as Chief of Medical Service at the 20th General Hospital at Ledo, in Assam, India. While here he was promoted to the rank of colonel. He retired in 1955.

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