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Leroy Upson Gardner

Born 1888
Died 1946

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American pathologist and pneumologist, born 1888; died October 24, 1946, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Biography of Leroy Upson Gardner

Leroy Upson Gardner was a famed director of the Saranac Laboratory and the Trudeau Foundation. During 32 years of research he found methods of curbing silicosis in mines and factories, and showed the relationship of silicosis to tuberculosis. Gardner received his A.B. from Yale University in 1912, his M.D. in 1914. He was an instructor in pathology at Harvard University 1916-1917. He died of a heart attack.

Leroy Upson Gardner is buried in the St. John's in the Wilderness, Episcopal Cemetery, Franklin County, New York.

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