Horstmann, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Millicent), 1911-

Dorothy Millicent Horstmann, renowned for her contributions to the pathogenesis and control of viral infections, particularly poliomyelitis and rubella, was born in Spokane, Washington, on July 2, 1911. After her undergraduate and medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, she did clinical training at San Francisco County Hospital and Vanderbilt Hospital. As a Commonwealth Fund Fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, she began work with John Rodman Paul, the director of the Yale Poliomyelitis Study Unit. In 1944, she was appointed instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. She was named assistant professor in 1948, and in 1961, became the first woman appointed professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. With her promotion to the John Rodman Paul Professorship of Epidemiology and Public Health in 1969, she became the first woman to hold an endowed chair at Yale University. At her retirement in 1982, she became an emeritus professor and senior research analyst. Horstmann died on January 18, 2001.

From the description of Dorothy M. Horstmann papers, 1927-2001 (inclusive), 1946-1995 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702125441


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