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Fordyce Russell Heilman, American physician.


Heilman, Fordyce Russell was born on June 16, 1905 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Oliver Charles and Emma (Larson) Heilman.


Student North Dakota Agricultural College, 1923-1926. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1930, Doctor of Medicine 1931. Fellow Mayo Foundn. Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 1932-1935, Master of Science, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy.


. Intern St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, 1930-1931, resident physician, 1931-1932. 1st assistant Mayo Foundn., 1935-1939, consultant physician Mayo Clinic since 1939, head section on bacteriology since 1945. Instructor in bacteriology Mayo Foundn.

Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 1939-1941, assistant professor bacteriology, 1941-1945, associate professor, 1945-1946, professor bacteriology since 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to medical and science journals Research in chemotherapy of infectious disease.


Member American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Bacteriologists, American Association Cancer Research, American Society Clinical Pathologists, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Public Health assosiation, New York Academy Sciences, American Academy of Microbiology, Society for General Microbiology, Phi Rho Sigma, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Dorothy Henderson, August 10, 1934 (divorced 1953).

Oliver Charles Heilman

Emma (Larson) Heilman

Dorothy Henderson