George E. Coghill
George E. Coghill (March 17, 1872 – July 23, 1941) was an American anatomist.
Born in Beaucoup, Illinois, to John Waller and Elisabeth Tucker Coghill, George started college at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelors and two doctorate degrees. In 1899, Coghill began teaching at the University of New Mexico. In New Mexico, he met Muriel Anderson and the two would wed in 1900, with the marriage producing five children.
In 1902, he was hired as a professor a Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He remained there until 1906 when he moved further down the Willamette Valley and began teaching at Willamette University in Salem. He would later teach at Denison University at the University of Kansas.
He received the Award of the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal in 1930, from the National Academy of Sciences, for his work entitled Correlated Anatomical and Physiological Studies of the Growth of the Nervous System of Amphibia. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1935.
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