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William Parry Murphy, American Physician. Research on diabetes and diseases of blood especially pernicious anemia; discoverer (with Doctor Geroge R. Minot) liver treatment for pernicious anemia M C.

Background

Murphy, William Parry was born on February 6, 1892 in Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Thomas Francis and Rose Anna (Parry) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oregon, 1914; Doctor of Medicine Harvard, 1920; Doctor of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1963.

Career

Intern, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, 1920-1922; assistant resident physician, Peter Bent Bringham Hospital, Boston, 1922-1923; junior associate, Peter Bent Bringham Hospital, 1923-1928; associate in medicine, Peter Bent Bringham Hospital, 1928-1935; senior associate, Peter Bent Bringham Hospital, 1935-1958; consultant hematology, Peter Bent Bringham Hospital, 1958-1987. Assistant in medicine Harvard, 1923-1928, instructor medicine, 1928-1935, associate in medicine, 1935-1948, lecturer medicine, 1948-1958, lecturer emeritus, 1958-1987. Private practice medicine Brookline from 1923.

Consultant internal medicine Melrose, Quincy hospitals, Emerson Hospital, Concord, all Massachusetts. Delaware Eastern State Hospital, Franhurst.

Achievements

  • Research on diabetes and diseases of blood especially pernicious anemia. Discoverer (with Doctor Geroge R. Minot) liver treatment for pernicious anemia M C.

Membership

Director Cordis Corporation Served with Medical Corps United States Army, 1917-1918. Member U. Oregon Medical Alumni Association (honorary), American Medical Association (Bronze medal for science exhibit 1934), American Society Clinical Investigation, Association American Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society for Research on Civilization Diseases and Vital Substances (honorary), New York Academy Sciences, Society Finnish Physicians for InternalDiseases (honorary), National Institute Social Sciences, Kaiserlich Leopold Caroline deutsche Academy der. Naturforscher, Sigma Xi, Alpha Kappa Kappa.

Honorary member Robert K. Duncan Club of Mellon Institute.

Connections

Married Harriet Adams, September 10, 1919. Children— Priscilla Adams (deceased), William Parry.

father:
Thomas Murphy

spouse:
Harriet Adams

children:
Priscilla Adams Murphy (deceased)

William Parry Murphy