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Benjamin Harrison Landing

Born  1920
Died  2000

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American pathologist, born 1920, Buffalo, New York; died 2000.

Biography of Benjamin Harrison Landing

Benjamin Harrison Landing graduated from high school in Finley. After graduating Harvard College, he went on to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated Cum Laude. He then came to Boston Children's Hospital, under the mentorship of the paediatrician Sidney Farber (1903-1973) and others. He also spent several years in the Medical Division of the Chemical Corps at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, where he helped author a series of papers on the pathologic effects of nitrogen mustards.

Dr. Landing was a staff member at Boston Children's until 1953, when he relocated to Cincinnati Children's Hospital to establish the Department of Anatomic Pathology. He remained there until 1961, when he left Cincinnati to head the Department of Laboratories at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Taking a passionate interest in butterflies, Landing majored in entomology while in college at Harvard. He is an acknowledged expert on butterflies.

We thank Leon Metlay, Rochester, for information submitted.


  • Factors in the Distribution of Butterfly Color and Behavior Patterns.

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