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James Homer Wright

Born: Apr 8, 1869

Death: Jan 1, 1928

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Nationality: United States

James Homer Wright

Date of Birth : Apr 8, 1869
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1928
Birth Place : Pittsburgh

James Homer Wright was an early and influential American pathologist, who from 1896 to 1926 was chief of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Wright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1915 he joined with Dr. Richard C. Cabot to begin publication of the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. These began regular publication as the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal which later became the New England Journal of Medicine. In 1924 Wright, along with Dr. Frank B. Mallory, published Pathological Technique: a Practical Manual for the Pathological Laboratory. The book saw eight editions and for many years was the standard textbook in the field. He is the "Wright" in Wright's stain, and the "Homer Wright rosettes" associated with neuroblastoma.

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