Henry Asbury Christian
American physician, 1876-1951.
Biography of Henry Asbury Christian
Henry A. Christian was born in Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Mason College in 1895. He received his M.D. at Johns Hopkins in 1900 and worked with Frank Burr Mallory (1862-1941) at the Boston City Hospital. In 1908 he was appointed Jersey professor of theory and practice and became the first physician-in-chief to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, retiring in 1939. He reported a typical example of the disorder in 1919. He was an outstanding teacher and clinician who wrote a number of texts and guided many young people into academic medicine.
- Defects in membranous bones, exophtalmos, and diabetes insipidus; an unusual syndrome of dyspituitarism.
In: Contributions to medical and biological research, dedicated to Sir William Osler. New York, P. B. Hoeber, 1919, 1: 390-401.
Medical Clinics of North America, Philadelphia, PA., 1920; 3: 849-871.
- Relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis.
Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1928, 42: 338-351.