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Kenneth Barrie Olson, American physician, educator. Achievements include research in chemotherapy of cancer, tumor markers; subspecialties: Internal medicine, Chemotherapy, Blood Clotting. Named Kenneth B. Olson Cancer Teaching Day honor, Albany Medical College, 1986; recipient Faculty Research award, Albany Medical School, 1986, Golden Apple award, 1958, 1966.

Background

Olson, Kenneth Barrie was born on January 21, 1908 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Donald Barrie and Hattie (Palmer) Olson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1929. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1933.

Career

Resident in pathology Boston City Hospital, 1933—1934. Intern in surgery Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1934—1936, assistant resident and resident surgery, 1936—1939. Clinical assistant in surgery Columbia University School Medicine, New York, 1939—1940, Trudeau Sanatorium, 1941.

Assistant physician, acting pathologist Olive View Sanatorium, California, 1941—1943. Director Tuberculosis Control and director Firland Sanatorium, Seattle, 1943—1945. Assistant physician Glenridge Sanatorium, Schenectady, 1947—1950.

Instructor to associate professor Albany Medical College, Union University. Director Tuberculosis Control and director Firland Sanatorium, Seattle, 1943—1945. Assistant physician Glenridge Sanatorium, Schenectady, 1947—1950.

Instructor to associate professor Albany Medical College, Union, New York, 1950, professor medicine and head division oncology, professor emeritus, since 1973. Chief diagnosis branch division cancer biology and diagnosis National Cancer Institute. Consultant Bethesda, Maryland, 1973—1974, Florida Cancer Council, Tampa, 1974—1988, Halifax Hospital Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in chemotherapy of cancer, tumor markers. Subspecialties: Internal medicine, Chemotherapy, Blood Clotting.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: One Doctor Learns to be a Patient, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

Board director American Cancer Society, Daytona Beach, 1974—1983. Fellow: American College of Physicians. Member: American Association Cancer Research, American Association Cancer Education (chairman 1958, Margaret Hay Edwards award 1987), American Society Clinical Oncology (president 1971-1972), Smyrna Yacht Club, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Connections

Married Emma Naomi Tallman, April 3, 1937 (deceased March 1986). Children: Karen Barrie Mason, Kenneth Barrie Junior.

father:
Donald Barrie Olson

mother:
Hattie (Palmer) Olson

spouse:
Emma Naomi Tallman

child:
Karen Barrie Mason Olson

child:
Kenneth Barrie Junior Olson