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Franklin McCue Hanger

Born  1894
Died  1971

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American physician, born 1894, Staunton, Virginia; died 1971, Staunton.

Biography of Franklin McCue Hanger

Franklin Hanger was born in Staunton, Virginia, a small city in the Shenandoah Valley. He graduated form the University of Virginia in 1916 and from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1920. That year he came to the Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He became assistant professor and from 1926 to 1960 he was professor. Hanger was emerited in 1960. It is said of him that his bedside teaching was the most colourful and the most entertaining to be found anywhere in the medical centre. At the age of 68 he became president of the American College of Physicians. Franklin Hanger published some 50 research articles.


  • Franklin M. Hanger:
    Epidemic encephalitis: a nursing problem.
    The American Journal of Nursing, 1924, 24 (24): 1091-1096.
  • George M. Mackenzie and Franklin M. Hanger Jr:
    Allergic reactions to streptococcus antigen.
    The Journal of Immunology, 1927, 13: 41-58.
  • Franklin M. Hanger:
    The effect of inflammatory reactions on tissue immunity.
    With the Technical Assistance of Mr. Michael Bauer.
    The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1930, 52: 485-500.
  • George M. Mackenzie and Franklin M. Hanger:
    Serum Disease and Serum Accidents.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, January 25, 1930
  • Franklin M. Hanger:
    Influenza—Part I.
    American Journal of Public Health and the Nation's Health, 1934 24: 990.
  • Franklin M. Hanger:
    Serological differentiation of obstructive from hepatogenous jaundice by flocculation of cephalin-cholesterol emulsions.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, May 1939, 18 (3): 261–269.
  • Elvin A. Kabat, Franklin M. Hanger, Dan H. Moore, Harold Lanow:
    The relation of cephalin flocculation and colloidal gold reactions to the serum proteins . The Journal of Clinical Investigation, July 1943, 22 (4): 563–568.
  • David B.Moore, Paul S. Pierson, Franklin M. Hanger, Dan H. Moore:
    Mechanism of the positive cephalin-cholesterol flocculation reaction in hepatitis.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, May 1945, 24 (3): 292-295.
  • Samuel A. Guttman, Harry R. Potter, Franklin M. Hanger, David B.Moore, Paul S. Pierson, Dan H. Moore:
    Significance of cephalin-cholesterol flocculation test in malarial fever.
    The Journal of Clinical Investigation, May 1945, 24 (3): 296-300.
  • M. Grivaux:
    [Hanger's test for heart disease.]
    La Semaine des hôpitaux, May 6, 1950, 26 (34):1620-1621.
  • R. Vargues, L. Schembri:
    [Sandor's euglobulin I1, essential factor for positive results in Hanger's reaction.]
    Comptes rendus des séances de la Société de biologie et de ses filiales, Paris, March 1954, 148 (5-6): 539-542.
  • A. Mikes, F. Rustembegovic, M. Jancic:
    [Hanger's and Mac Lagan's reaction in diagnosis of hepatobiliary diseases.]
    Medicinski Pregled, Novi Sad, Serbia, 1954, 7 (5): 374-380.
  • D. W. Atchley:
    Franklin M. Hanger 1894-1971. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia, 1972, 85: 15-16.
  • Nicholas P. Christy:
    Franklin McCue Hanger 1894-1971.
    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Winter 2002: 4-5.

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