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George Kenneth Mallory

Born 1900
Died 1986

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American pathologist,born February 14, 1900, Boston; died 1986.

Biography of George Kenneth Mallory

George Kenneth Mallory was the son of Frank Burr Mallory (1862-1921) for whom Mallory’s bodies are named. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1926.

During his entire career Mallory was a pathologist at the Boston City Hospital. In 1948 he was appointed professor at the Boston Medical School and in 1966 became professor emeritus.

Mallory worked for a long time at the Mallory Institute of Pathology, an institution founded by his father. Besides, Kenneth Mallory was a busy lecturer at the Boston University School and at the Harvard Medical School. His chief interest was in the diseases of the liver and the kidneys.

We thank Nils Gundersen, Norway, for information submitted.

See also Boerhaave's syndrome, under Hermann Boerhaave
Dutch physician, anatomist, botanist, chemist and humanist, born December 31, 1668, Voorhout, near Leiden; died September 23, 1738, Leiden.

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