Richard P. Strong

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Richard Pearson Strong was a tropical medicine professor at Harvard, who did significant work in plague, cholera, bacillary dysentery and other diseases. He was the first professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, and his department eventually became incorporated into the Harvard School of Public Health, founded in 1922.

He was born in 1872, earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University and died in Boston on July 4, 1948.[1]


  • Harvard Public Health Alumni Bulletin, November 1948, p 43-44.
  • Deaths. JAMA 1948; 138 (4)