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Oliver Rufus Mccoy, American physician. Decorated Legion of Merit (United States); third order Sacred Treasure (Japan).


Mccoy, Oliver Rufus was born on August 1, 1905 in St. Louis. Son of William C. and Sarah Elizabeth (Wilson) Mccoy.


Bachelor of Arts, Washington University, 1926, Master of Science, 1927. Doctor of Science, Johns Hopkins, 1930. Doctor of Medicine, University Rochester, 1942.

Doctor of Laws, Keio U., Tokyo, Japan, 1956.


Instructor of heiminthology Johns Hopkins, 1929-1930. Assistant professor parasitology U. Rochester, 1930-1942. Field staff Rockefeller Foundation, France, 1946-1948, Japan, 1948-1956.

Associate director China Medical Board of New York, Inc., New York City, 1956-1959, director 1959-1973. Consultant Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama, 1934. Visiting professor National Medical College of Shanghai, 1936.


Member of New York State Trichinosis Commission, 1939-1941. Served from major lieutenant colonel, Medical Corps Army of the United States 1943-1946. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association.

Member American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society Parasitologists, Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


Married Julia Louise Large, October 23, 1937. Children: Caroline L. (Mistress.

William C. Mccoy

Sarah Elizabeth (Wilson) Mccoy

Julia Louise Large

Caroline L. (Mrs Mccoy