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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.


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.

John Charles MacLachlan.

Lillian (Munro) MacLachlan.

Elizabeth Randol