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George Milton Shy

Born 1919
Died 1967

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American neurologist, born 1919, Trinidad, Colorado; died 1967.

Biography of George Milton Shy

George Milton Shy qualified in medicine at the University of Oregon in 1943. During the remaining two years of World War II he served in the US Army medical corps and was wounded during the campaign in Italy.

After the war he trained in neurology at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London and at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1947.

In 1953 Shy became clinical director of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. From 1962 to 1967 he was chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In 1967 he took up the chair of neurology and the directorship of the New York Neurological Institute, Columbia. However, he died suddenly a few weeks later at he age of 47 years.

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