Encyclopedia of Pathology

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Jeghers, Harold Joseph (1904–1990)

  • Yvonne A BuryEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28845-1_4059-1

English Names

Harold Jeghers

Original Names

Harold Joseph Jeghers

Other Names


Date Country, City of Birth

September 26, 1904, Jersey City, USA

Date City of Death

September 21, 1990, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

History of Life

Harold Joseph Jeghers was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 26, 1904. As a teenager, he was interested in sports and amateur radio, and his interest in mechanical and electrical concepts led him to study electrical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (Caccamo). There he was exposed to Professor Archie Bray, who persuaded him to study biology. He received the school’s first Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1928. After graduation, he worked in a local hospital as a laboratory technician and then went on to study medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Being awarded a Crile scholarship in research has resulted in the publication of a scientific paper (Stecher and...


House Officer Jersey City Intestinal Polyposis Walter Reed Army Medical Boston City Hospital 
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References and Further Reading

  1. Bruwer, A., Bargen, J. A., & Kierland, R. R. (1954). Surface pigmentation and generalised intestinal polyposis (Peutz-Jeghers syndrome). Proceedings of the Staff Meetings Mayo Clinic, 6, 168–171.Google Scholar
  2. Caccamo, L. n.d.http://www.jeghers.com. Last accessed 20 Sept 2016.
  3. Connor, J. T. (1895). Aesculapian society of London. Lancet, (2), 1169.Google Scholar
  4. Hutchinson, J. (1896). Pigmentation of lips and mouth. Archives of Surgery, 7, 290–291.Google Scholar
  5. Jeghers, H. (1954). Vitalizing medical education in hospitals. Hospital Progress, 35, 60.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Jeghers, H. (1964). Medical care education and research: Philosophy and technics of self education for the medical student and physician. New England Journal of Medicine, 271, 1297–1301.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Jeghers, H. R., Houghton, J. D., & Foley, J. A. (1935). Weil’s disease. Archives of Pathology, 20, 447–476.Google Scholar
  8. Jeghers, H., McKusick, V. A., & Katz, K. H. (1949). Generalized intestinal polyposis and melanin spots of the oral mucosa, lips and digits. New England Journal of Medicine, 241(26), 993–1005. 1031-1036.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Jucker-Kupper, P. Harold Jeghers on http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1087.html. Last accessed 20 Sept 2016.
  10. Kopacova, M., Tacheci, I., REjchrt, S., & Bures, J. (2009). Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 15(43), 5397–5408.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  11. Peutz, J. L. A. (1921). Very remarkable case of familial polyposis of mucous membrane of intestinal tract and nasopharynx accompanied by peculiar pigmentations of skin and mucous membrane. Nederlands Maandschrift Geneeskunde, 10, 134–146.Google Scholar
  12. Stecher, R., & Jeghers, H. R. (1931). The dextrose levels of the arterial and venous blood in arthritis. Archives of Internal Medicine, 48, 801–807.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Thomas, M. A., Seth Septer, D. O. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/182006-overview. Last accessed 26 Sept 2016.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cellular PathologyRoyal Victoria Infirmary/Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK