Jeghers, Harold Joseph (1904–1990)
Harold Joseph Jeghers
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...
KeywordsHouse Officer Jersey City Intestinal Polyposis Walter Reed Army Medical Boston City Hospital
References and Further Reading
- 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
- Caccamo, L. n.d.http://www.jeghers.com. Last accessed 20 Sept 2016.
- Connor, J. T. (1895). Aesculapian society of London. Lancet, (2), 1169.Google Scholar
- Hutchinson, J. (1896). Pigmentation of lips and mouth. Archives of Surgery, 7, 290–291.Google Scholar
- Jeghers, H. R., Houghton, J. D., & Foley, J. A. (1935). Weil’s disease. Archives of Pathology, 20, 447–476.Google Scholar
- Jucker-Kupper, P. Harold Jeghers on http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1087.html. Last accessed 20 Sept 2016.
- 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
- Thomas, M. A., Seth Septer, D. O. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/182006-overview. Last accessed 26 Sept 2016.