Richard Lightburn Sutton

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Richard Lightburn Sutton
Born July 9, 1878
Died May 18, 1952
Occupation dermatologist
Known for Namesake of Sutton's disease

Richard Lightburn Sutton (July 9, 1878 – May 18, 1952) was an American dermatologist.[1] He is known as the namesake for Sutton's disease, also known as aphthous ulceration, or canker sores.[2][3]

Sutton was born in Rock Port, Missouri.[4] He worked as a physician in Kansas City from 1905 until his retirement in 1940.[4] He relocated to McAllen, Texas in 1946 and died in Dallas.[4]


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