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Warren Henry Cole

Born 1898
Died 1990

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American surgeon, born 1898; died May 25, 1990.

Biography of Warren Henry Cole

Warren Henry Cole was affiliated with Washington University, St. Louis, before he moved to Illinois. At Washington University, Evarts Ambrose Graham (1883-1957) and Cole in 1923 discovered how to visualize the gall bladder with X-rays by using contrast media, a discovery significant in the diagnosis of gall bladder disease.

Cole was Professor and Head, 1936-1966 Department of Surgery University of Illinois Hospital. He is remembered for his dedication to the linking of scientific advances with clinical care and instruction. He was a pioneer in the field of adjunctive treatments for surgical cancer patients.

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