George Henry Fox

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George Henry Fox
Born (1846-10-08)October 8, 1846
Ballston Spa, New York, United States
Died August 1, 1937(1937-08-01) (aged 90)
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Nationality American
Education University of Pennsylvania (M.D., 1869)
Occupation Dermatologist
Years active 1869—1937
Known for Fox'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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George Henry Fox at Who Named It?