Albright graduated as a doctor of medicine from Harvard in 1924 and taught there from 1930 to 1956. From 1927–1928 he was an assistant resident with Ellsworth at the Johns Hopkins University; he then went to Berlin, where he worked with Zondek, and to Vienna, working with Erdheim, the pathologist, whom he held in great esteem. In the 1930s he developed Parkinson’s disease, but he carried on his scientific activities. In 1956 he felt that the disease was affecting his thought processes and decided to undergo chemopallidectomy. This was not successful and left him an invalid. He was an inpatient at the Massachusetts General Hospital for many years until his death 1969.
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