John F. Anderson (scientist)
John Fleetezelle Anderson
|3rd Director of the U.S. Hygienic Laboratory|
October 1, 1909 – November 19, 1915
|Preceded by||Milton J. Rosenau|
|Succeeded by||George W. McCoy|
|Born||March 14, 1873|
Fredericksburg, Virginia, US
|Died||September 29, 1958 (aged 85)|
New Brunswick, New Jersey, US
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Known for||Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, measles transmission|
|Fields||Medical research, disease transmission|
John Fleetezelle Anderson (March 14, 1873 – September 29, 1958) was the third director of the United States Hygienic Laboratory, the precursor to the National Institutes of Health, from October 1, 1909 to November 19, 1915.
Early life and education
Anderson was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on March 14, 1871. He later studied medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1895 from the University of Virginia. After graduating he studied bacteriology abroad in Vienna, Paris, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Upon returning to the US in 1898, Anderson joined the Marine Hospital Service. In 1902, he was made assistant director of the Hygienic Laboratory, and in 1909, he became the director. He resigned in 1915 to become the director of the Research and Biological Laboratories and later vice president of E. R. Squibb & Sons.
In 1955, the University of Virginia established the John F. Anderson Memorial Lectureship in his honor.
- "John F. Anderson, M.D." National Institutes of Health. August 4, 2015.
- Barry, Jeannette (1960). "Notable contributions to medical research by Public health service scientists" (PDF). U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. pp. 1–2.
- Kraut, Alan M. (September 1, 2004). "Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader". Macmillan – via Google Books.
- Laboratory, United States Hygiene (June 2, 2018). "Hygienic Laboratory Bulletin" – via Google Books.
- Cohen, Sheldon (20 January 1969). "Excerpts from Classics in Allergy". BookBaby – via Google Books.
- "The Anderson Symposium". University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Milton J. Rosenau
| Director of the Hygienic Laboratory
1909 – 1915
George W. McCoy