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Robert Fogg Norris, American physician. Diplomate: American Board Pathology.


Norris, Robert Fogg was born on December 23, 1905 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Herschel Augustus and Elizabeth Lippincott (Fogg) Norris.


Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1924;AB, Princeton, 1928;Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1932.


Intern, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1932-1934;assistant director, Ayer Clinical Laboratory, 1935-1941;assistant in pathology Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, 1934-1935;associate William Pepper Laboratory Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1946-1950;director, Wm. Pepper Laboratory, 1950-1968;assistant professor clinical medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1947-1948;associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-1953;professor clinical pathology, University of Pennsylvania, 1953-1968;professor pathology, University of Pennsylvania, 1968-1974;professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, 1974-1993. Board directors Penndel laboratories, Inc., Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1974-1986.

Consultant in pathology United States Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, 1946-1968, Princeton (New Jersey) Hospital, 1952-1968, Veterans Administration Hospital., Philadelphia, 1965-1970.


  • Diplomate: American Board Pathology.


Treasurer 6th Congress International Society Blood Transfusions, 1956. Chairman Biological Warfare Defense Committee Philadelphia, 1950-1952. Assistant director division 5 Philadelphia CivilDef.

Council, 1952-1953; member Pennsylvania Disaster Medical Council, 1959-1965. Member of commission disaster medical services Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1959-1967. From Lieutenant to commander United States Navy, 1941-1946.

Captain Reserve retired. Member American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, College American Pathologists, American Society Clinical Pathologists, American Association Pathologists and Bacteriologists, American Society Microbiologists, College Physical of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Association Clinical Pathologists (president 1969), Pathol. Society Philadelphia (vice president 1956-1957, president 1958-1959), Pennsylvania Association Blood Banks (president 1958-1959), International Society Blood Transfusions (vice president 1958-1964), Pennsylvania Medical Society (chairman commission blood banks 1947-1959), Physiological Society Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Medical Society (chairman of the section clinical pathology 1953), Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Mary Scattergood, June 13, 1931. Children: Anne (Mistress Baldwin), Victoria (Mistress Dean).

Herschel Augustus Norris

Elizabeth Lippincott (Fogg) Norris

Mary Scattergood

Anne Norris (Mistress Baldwin)

Victoria Norris (Mistress Dean)