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Roswell Park

Born: May 4, 1852

Death: Feb 15, 1914

Birthplace: Pomfret

Nationality: United States

Roswell Park

Date of Birth : May 4, 1852
Date of Death : Feb 15, 1914
Birth Place : Pomfret

Dr. Roswell Park is best known for starting Gratwick Research Laboratory in 1898, which is now known as Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was also a professor of surgery at the University at Buffalo Medical School and a surgeon at Buffalo General Hospital. When Dr. Park was thirty-one he came to Buffalo, New York in 1883. He came from Chicago where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University in 1876. He received his B.A. in 1872 and M.A. in 1875 from Racine College in Racine, Wisconsin. He then went on to finish his Doctor of Medicine studies at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1876. Dr. Park received an honorary M.A. from Harvard University in 1895 and an honorary LL.D. from Yale University. Over the years he served on many boards, both national and international. By 1914, the total number of textbooks, articles, and monographs that he wrote reached 167.

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