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Donald Marion Pillsbury, American physician. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze star (United States); Bronze medal of honor Health Service France.


Pillsbury, Donald Marion was born on December 29, 1902 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of Marion Albert and Amanda (Johnson) Pillsbury.


Student Creighton U., Omaha, 1919-1920. A.M., U. Nebraska, 1925, Doctor of Medicine 1926. Graduate training in dermatology and syphilology, University of Pennsylvania, 1928-1933.


; children—Katherine Esmond, Donald Marion, David Chamberlain. Married second, Susan Peebles Cooper, February 26, 1972. Intern U. Nebraska Hospital, 1926-1928.

Engaged in research in bacteriology and chemistry of skin. Private practice, Philadelphia, 1933-1980. Professor dermatology and syphilology University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1945-1980, department chairman dermatology, 1945-1965, professor Graduate School Medicine, 1946-1980.

Consultant to surgeon general United States Army, 1946-1980. Cons. dermatology to commission on medicine National Research Council, 1940-1942, chairman subordinate committee dermatology, 1951-1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Manual of Dermatology (prepared for Armed Forces), 1942. Author: A Manual of Dermatology, 1971. Co-author: Dermatology, 1956, A Manual of Cutaneous Medicine, 1961, Dermatology, 1975.


Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member International Congress Dermatology (president 1958-1962), American Dermatological Association, College Physicians Philadelphia, American Medical Association, Society Investigative Dermatology, Society United States Medical Consultants in World World War II (treasurer), Association American Physicians, American Academy Dermatology, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Rho Sigma.


Married Charlotte Forsman Denny, September 3, 1929 (deceased.; married second, Susan Peebles Cooper, February 26, 1972. Children: Katherine Esmond, Donald Marion, David Chamberlain.

Marion Albert Pillsbury

Amanda (Johnson) Pillsbury

Charlotte Forsman Denny

Susan Peebles Cooper

Katherine Esmond Pillsbury

Donald Marion Pillsbury

David Chamberlain Pillsbury