George Henry Fox

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George Henry Fox
Born(1846-10-08)October 8, 1846
DiedAugust 1, 1937(1937-08-01) (aged 90)
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (M.D., 1869)
Years active1869—1937
Known forFox's sign

George Henry Fox (8 October 1846 – 1 August 1937) was an American dermatologist who was the first to recognize the eponymous Fox's sign. He was a medical school professor and Civil War veteran.[1]


He was born on 8 October 1846 in Ballston Spa, New York.[1][2]

He received his medical degree in 1869 from the University of Pennsylvania,[3] and studied in Berlin, London, Paris and Vienna. He was professor of dermatology at the New York Medical College for Women, Starling Medical College in Columbus, Ohio, Columbia University and the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.

He died on 1 August 1937 of a heart attack at his home, 145 East Fifty-fourth Street in Manhattan, New York City.[1] His funeral was held at Universal Chapel on May 6, 1937.[4]

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External links[edit]

George Henry Fox at Who Named It?


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. George H. Fox, Skin Specialist. 'Dean of Dermatologists', 90, Is Dead. Former Professor at Medical Schools". New York Times. May 7, 1937.
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  4. ^ "Rites For Dr. George Fox. 300 Associates and Friends at Funeral of Dermatologist". New York Times. May 4, 1937.