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Harold Lindsay Amoss

Born  1886-09-08
Died  1956

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American pathologist, born September 8, 1886, Cobb, Kentucky; died 1956.

Biography of Harold Lindsay Amoss

Harold Lindsay Amoss received his BS in 1905 and MS in 1907 from the University of Kentucky. He received a medical degree and a doctorate from Harvard, in 1911 and 1912, respectively. In his early career he worked with the Kentucky Agricultural Station, the Hygienic Laboratory of the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Bureau of Chemistry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, before he received a position at the Harvard Medical School. From 1912 he worked in pathology at the Rockefeller Institute. During World War I he served in France. His research at Rockefeller was focussed on a variety of infectious diseases, including poliomyelitis, meningitis, erysipelas, brucellosis, and encephalitis and on the development of vaccines. In 1922, Amoss joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a professor of medicine. He worked at Duke University from 1930 to 1933 and then returned to the Rockefeller in 1933 as a medical consultant.

We thank Julie Amoss for correcting the year of Amoss's death. Harold L. Amoss was her father-in-law.

We also thank E. Jacobs for information submitted.

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