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Physician: The Life of Paul Beeson

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2001 - Spring


by Richard Rapport, M.D.; Barricade Books (New York), 2001.

No contemporary figure has had more influence on the way Western-trained doctors practice medicine than Paul Beeson. One of the founders of the discipline of infectious disease, Beeson discovered the first vital class of cellular proteins now called cytokines. He was chair of medicine at Yale from 1952 to 1965 and has been celebrated by dozens of awards, including the naming of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Service in his honor. Medical students, house officers and doctors around the world recognize Beeson as a model for the ideals of medicine.

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