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Lealdes (Lee) McKendree Eaton

Born  1905
Died  1958

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American neurologist, born 1905, Owaneco, Illinois; died 1958.

Biography of Lealdes (Lee) McKendree Eaton

Lealdes McKendree Eaton graduated M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1932 and came to the Mayo Clinic in 1933. Like Lambert, he spent the bulk of his career here, becoming professor in 1950 and also head of the Clinic's neurologic section. His major research was in neuromuscular disease, especially myasthenia gravis and polymyositis.

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