Truman Abbe

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Truman Abbe (November 1, 1873 – May 2, 1955) was an American surgeon, son of Cleveland Abbe and brother of Cleveland Abbe, Jr.


He was born in Washington, D. C. on November 1, 1873.[1] He graduated from Harvard University in 1895. He received his degree in medicine at Columbia University in 1899, then pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Berlin.

Abbe began work in 1902 at Georgetown University. Afterwards, he was appointed instructor at George Washington University (1905). In 1907, he was awarded a silver medal at the Jamestown Exposition for his researches into the uses of radium in medicine.

His papers were donated to the National Library of Medicine in 1983.[2]


  1. ^ "Abbe, Truman". Who Was Who Among North American Authors, 1921-1939. Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1976. p. 1. ISBN 0810310414. 
  2. ^ "Truman Abbe Papers 1894-1933". National Library of Medicine. 

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