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Physician , college professor

Thomas Francis, American physician, college professor.


Francis, Thomas was born on July 15, 1900 in Gas City, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Cadogan) Francis.


Bachelor of Science, Allegheny College, 1921. Doctor of Medicine Yale University, 1925, honorary Master of Science, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Science, Allegheny College, 1941.

U. Freiburg (Germany), 1968.


Interne in medicine New Haven (Connecticut) Hospital, 1925-1926, professor bacteriology, director bacteriol labs., college medicine New York University, visiting physician Third medical division Bellevue Hospital, 1938-1941. Visiting physician Willard Parker Hospital, 1940-1941. Henry Sewall U. professor epidemiology and department chairman epidemiology, school public health also professor epidemiology, medical school University of Michigan 41-69.


Member Armed Forces Epidemiology Board 1955-1968 (president, 1958-1960), director Influenza Commission 1941-1955. Member Science advisory council American Cancer Society. Member of the Lobound Advisory Board, 1958-1969.

Served as private S.A.T.C., 1918. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association (member governing council), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy Sciences (member governing council 1958-1961), Society American Bacteriologists (president 1947), American Society Clinical Investigation (president 1945-1946), Association American Physicians, American Medical Association, Harvey Society (secretary 1938-1940), New York Academy of Medicine, History of Science Society, American Society Immunologists, American Epidemiological Society (president 1954-1955), American Philosophical Society, Constantinian Society, New York Academy Science, Society Experimental Pathology, Society, for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Phi Delta Theta, Nu Sigma Nu, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Delta Omega, Phi Kappa Phi.

Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Dorothy Packard Otton, June 29, 1933. Children: Mary Jane, Thomas, 3d.

Thomas Francis

Elizabeth Ann (Cadogan) Francis

Dorothy Packard Otton

Thomas Francis

3d Francis

Mary Jane Francis