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Benjamin Castleman

Born  1906
Died  1982

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American pathologist, born May 17, 1906, Everett, Massachusetts; died June 1982, Massachusetts.

Biography of Benjamin Castleman

The Benjamin Castleman Award is awarded annually for an outstanding paper in the field of human pathology published in English by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Augusta, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Benjamin Castleman was a Pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and for many years he edited the clinicopathological case presentation founded by Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) in The New England Journal of Medicine. In December 1935 he married Anna Segal (born 1912). They had three children.

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