William Wallace Lumpkin Glenn was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on August 12, 1914. He received a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1934 and a M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1938. Following appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Glenn joined the Cardiovascular Surgical Section of the Yale University School of Medicine in 1948 and served as its section chief from 1965-1975. Glenn was instrumental in the development of the first radio frequency diaphragm pacemaker and has written extensively on thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in general and cardiac pacemakers in particular. Glenn was named the Charles W. Ohse Professor Emeritus in 1985.
From the description of William W. L. Glenn papers, 1959-1993 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702124291