William Thomas Councilman
|William Thomas Councilman|
|Born||January 1, 1854
|Died||May 26, 1933
York Village, Maine
|Alma mater||Medical School of the University of Maryland (1878) |
|Known for||work on amoebic dysentery (1891), Councilman body|
|Doctoral students||S. Burt Wolbach|
He is remembered for his contribution in a monograph on amoebic dysentery (1891) which described detailed observations of it and its parasite. He is even better known for his work on Yellow Fever. Dr. William Thomas Councilman served as the first pathologist-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (PBBH). Dr. Councilman had arrived in Harvard Medical School earlier in 1892 and was an expert in the study of amebiasis, diphtheria, smallpox, and yellow fever. His vivid morphologic description of changes seen in the liver of yellow fever lives on today as "Councilman body".
In 1916, he went with the Rice Expedition, led by Alexander H. Rice, Jr., to the Amazon and Brazil. With Robert Archibald Lambert, he wrote a report and book on the expedition which was published in 1918.
A gifted horticulturist, Councilman always found time to care for his beautiful garden outside his office.
- Councilman, W.T., Disease And Its Causes, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1913
- Councilman, W.T. and R.A. Lambert. The Medical Report of the Rice Expedition to Brazil, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1918
- Harvey, A M (May 1980). "Amebic dysentery gets its name: the story of William Thomas Councilman". The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. United States. 146 (5): 185–92, 199–201. ISSN 0021-7263. PMID 6991764.
- Cushing, Harvey, "WILLIAM THOMAS COUNCILMAN: 1854-1933", Reprinted from "Science," June 30, 1933, Vol. 77, No. 2009, pages 613-618
- Councilman, William Thomas; Lambert, Robert Archibald (1918). The medical report of the Rice expedition to Brazil. Harvard University Press.
- "History of Brigham and Women's Hospital". Brighamandwomens.org. Retrieved 2012-02-06.