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Colln Munro Macleod

Colln Munro Macleod, Canadian educator. Recipient Bristol award Infectious Disease Society, 1971.


  • Macleod, Colln Munro was born on January 28, 1909 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Son of John Charles and Lillian (Munro) MacLachlan.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine McGill University, 1932.


    • 1 daughter, Mary. Came to the United States, 1934, naturalized, 1941. Intern Montreal General Hospital, 1932-1934. Resident in medicine, Rockefeller Institute Hospital, 1937-1938.

      Assistant to associate in medicine Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1934-1941. Professor microbiology New York University College Medicine, 1941-1956. Professor research medicine University Pennsylvania School Medicine, 1956-1960, professor medicine New York University School Medicine, 1960-1966.

      Member President’s Science Advisory Committee, 1961-1964. Chairman Life Sciences Panel. Executive Committee div. medical science National Research Council, 1952-1956.

      Director Commision on Pneumonia Army Epidemiological Board, 1941-1946. Chief preventive medicine section Committee Medical Research Office Scientific Research and Development, 1944-1946. President Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, 1947-1955.

      Member panel military and field medicine Committee Medical Sciences National Military Establishment, 1948-1952. Advisory panel on medical science to Assistant Secretary Defense for research and development, 1952-1956. Chairman of Commission on research in influenza United States Public Health Service.

      Member Army Science Advisory Panel, 1958-1961. Chairman science advising committee Walter Reed Army Institute Research, 1957-1961. Chairman Health Research Council New York City, from 1960.

      Deputy director Office Science and Technology, 1963-1964. Vice president medical affairs Commonwealth Fund, from 1966. Consultant President’s Science Advisory Committee, from 1964.

      United States chairman United States-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program, 1965-1972. President, science director Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 1970-1972. Member science advising committee Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

      Visiting committee biology Harvard. Advisory board chemistry Princeton. Director, Merck & Company.

      Trustee Merck Company Foundation, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Science Research.


    • Contributor articles medical journals.


    Member National Academy Sciences, American Epidemiological Society, American Association Immunologists (president 1951-1952), Society American Bacteriologists, Association American Physicians, Society Clinical Investigation, New York Academy of Medicine, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Harvey Society (president 1955-1956). Club: Century Association.


    • Married Elizabeth Randol, July 2, 1938.
    • father: John Charles MacLachlan.
    • mother: Lillian (Munro) MacLachlan.
    • spouse: Elizabeth Randol
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    Born January 28, 1909
    Died February 12, 1972
    (aged 63)