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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.

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