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H. Mcleod Riggins, American physician.


Riggins, H. Mcleod was born on November 30, 1900 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Robert and Eleanor (De Armond) Riggins.


Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina, 1922. Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, 1924.


International Philadelphia General Hospital, 1924. Assistant physician Loomis Sanatorium, Loomis, New York, 1926-1929. Resident physician Bellevue Hospital, Chest Service, New York City, 1929.

Chief resident physician Bellevue Hospital Chest Service, 1931, 1932. Visiting physician Columbia University Division Bellevue Hospital. Attending physician New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Formerly associate clinical professor medicine College Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Medical director New York Cancer Research Institute, 1959-1968. Head United States delegation XVI Conference International Union Against Tuberculosis, Istanbul, Turkey, 1959.

Delegate National Health Council.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous papers and articles in various medical and science journals.


Fellow New York Academy of Medicine (chairman historical and cultural section 1959-1961). Member American Thoracic Society (past vice-president and president), New York Society for Thoracic Surgery (past secretary-treasurer, vice-president and president), New York Tuberculosis. and Health Association (member board directors), National Tuberculosis. Association (president 1959-1960), American Association for Thoracic Surgery, New York County Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College Physicians, American Clinical and Climatological Association, New York Academy of Medicine, Bellevue Alumni Association, Kappa Psi.

Club: University, River (New York City). Co-editor of Streptomycin and Dihydrostreptomycin in Tuberculosis., 1949.


Married Mildred Kimberly, November 16, 1929. Children: Robert C.K., Anne Kimberly.

Charles Robert Riggins

Eleanor (De Armond) Riggins

Mildred Kimberly

Anne Kimberly Riggins

Robert C.K. Riggins