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physician.

Edgar Van Nuys Allen, American physician. Awarded Legion of Merit, 1946; Gold Heart award, American Heart Association, 1959, Albert Lasker award, 1960, Distinguished Service medal, 1957. Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine; American Board Cardiovascular. Diseases.

Background

Allen, Edgar Van Nuys was born on June 22, 1900 in Cozad, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles Edgar and Sue (Morrow) Allen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska, 1923, Master of Arts, 1923, Doctor of Medicine 1925, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1952. Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1933. Student of medicine, Germany and England, 1929-1930.

Career

Fellow and first assistant in medicine, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, 1925-1929. Fellow National Research Council, studying in Germany and England, 1929-1930. Consultant in medicine, Mayo Clinic since 1930, also chief of section div. medicine, 1935-1947 (on military leave of absence from both positions, 1942-1946).

Senior consultant medical since 1948. Instructor, University of Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, 1931-1934, assistant professor 1934-1937, associate professor, 1937, professor medical since 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Thromboangitis Obliterans (with George E. Brown), 1928. Peripheral Vascular Diseases (with N. W. Barker and E. A. Hines, Junior), 1946. Also numerous science articles.

Membership

Fellow and first assistant in medicine, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, 1925-1929. Served in S.A.T.C., 1918. Member American College of Physicians, American Medical Association (member House Delegates 1942-1960).

Member American Society Clinical Investigation, Central Society Clinical Research, (president 1948). American Heart Association (director), president 1956-1957), Association American Physicians, Minnesota Society Internal Medical, Minnesota Medical Association, Society Medical Cons. for World World War II, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, Phi Chi.

Connections

Married Margaret Wise, November 23, 1929. Children: Katherine Lee, Charles van Nuys, David Wise.

father:
Charles Edgar Allen

mother:
Sue (Morrow) Allen

spouse:
Margaret Wise

child:
Katherine Lee Allen

child:
Charles van Nuys Allen

child:
David Wise Allen