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Thomas P. Kearns

Born 1922
Died

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American neuroophthalmologist, born April 12, 1922, Louisville, Kentucky.

Biography of Thomas P. Kearns

Thomas P. Kearns came from a poor family, but was encouraged to study medicine by an uncle who was a physician. Following graduation from the University of Louisville in 1946, he served as a medical officer in the United States Army, and in 1949 he came to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester for residency training in ophthalmology. He eventually became full professor at the Mayo Medical School. His main field of interest is in neuro-ophthalmology.

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