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Robert Allan Phillips, American physician. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Certificate of Merit; honorary member Order British Empire; recipient Egyptian Cholera gold medal, 1947, award of merit Philippines Safety Council, 1961, Stitt award, certificate of appreciation Republic Vietnam, 1964, gold Key to City of Taipei, James D. Bruce award, 1966, Lasker award for clinical research, 1967.


Phillips, Robert Allan was born on July 16, 1906 in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States. Son of Albin Blackmore and Agnes (Allan) Phillips.


Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1927. Doctor of Medicine Washington University, 1929.


Intern Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1929-1930. National Research Council fellow Harvard, also Albert Ludwig U., Freiburg, Germany, 1930-1932. Lucius Littauer fellow Harvard, 1932-1933, assistant fatigue laboratory, 1936.

Assistant surgical resident Yale Medical School, 1933-1935. Instructor physiology Stanford, 1935-1936. Assistant professor physiology Cornell Univercity, 1936-1940.

Fellow Rockefeller Institute Medical Research, 1940-1946. Department chairman physiology Alfred I. du Pont Institute, Nemours Foundation, 1946. Commissioned lieutenant commander Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1946, advanced through grades to captain United States Navy, 1955.

Commanding officer United States Naval Medical Research Unit 3, 1947-1949, head department clinical investigation, 1949-1952. Head medicine and surgery branch, research div. Navy Department Bureau Medicine and Surgery, 1952-1955.

Commanding officer United States Medical Research Unit 2, Taiwan, 1955-1965. Retired, 1965; director Pakistan Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Cholera Research Laboratory, 1965-1971. Professor department epidemiology and international health U. Washington School Public Health and Community Medicine, 1971.

Treasurer, United States Ednl. Foundation, Egypt, 1949-1952, board directors, China, 1957-1959, chairman, China, 1960-1964.


Member Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Physiological Society, Harvey Society, New York Academy Sciences, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Hope N. Fuess, November 1, 1946. Children: Robert A., Wilkie McC., Hope C., Innis McF., Honor B., Abiathar.

Albin Blackmore Phillips

Agnes (Allan) Phillips

Hope N. Fuess

Robert A. Phillips

Wilkie McC. Phillips

Hope C. Phillips

Innis McF. Phillips

Honor B. Phillips

Abiathar Phillips