Conn, Jerome W., 1907-

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Professor internal medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Michigan. Conn was discoverer of Primary Aldosteronism (Conn's Syndrome) and its cure through the surgical removal of the adrenal tumor.

From the description of Jerome W. Conn papers, 1931-1994 (bulk 1954-1975). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79127287

Jerome Conn was born in New York City on September 24, 1907. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1932 and then received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1935. Conn joined the faculty of the University of Michigan an an instructor of internal medicine immediately upon graduation. He remained at the university until his retirement in 1973 being promoted to full professor in 1950 and also serving as director of the Division of Endocrinology from 1943 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976, Conn was Veterans Administration Distinguished Physician at which time he retired to Naples, Florida where he died in 1994.

Conn was a world-renowned medical pioneer whose laboratory research uncovered a disease caused by an adrenal tumor, now known as Primary Aldosteronism or Conn's Syndrome. Through his research, Conn demonstrated that the disease, caused by an adrenal tumor secreting excessive amounts of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, was a major cause of hypertension and that through the surgical removal of the adrenal tumor, Primary Aldosteronism could be controlled. Because of his research in this and other areas, Conn was a frequent lecturer at professional conferences and author of hundreds of articles.

From the guide to the Jerome W. Conn papers, 1931-1994, 1954-1975, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Conn, Jerome W., 1907-1994. Jerome W. Conn papers, 1931-1994 (bulk 1954-1975). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf [Jerome W. Conn, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Jerome W. Conn papers, 1931-1994, 1954-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Medical School. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
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Laboratories--Michigan--Ann Arbor
Hypertension
Teachers--Michigan--Ann Arbor
Aldosterone
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Birth 1907-09-24

Death 1994-06-11

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