Francis Gilman Blake

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Francis Gilman Blake

1887-1952

American physician recognized as a specialist in the field of internal medicine and later dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Born in Mansfield Valley, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Harvard in 1913. Blake was very influential in wartime medicine, especially in the control of influenza and other epidemics in the army. His research contributed to treatment of scarlet fever with antitoxin and to the treatment of pneumonia with serums and sulfapyridine and related compounds. The Francis Gilman Blake award is given at Yale to the outstanding teacher in the College of Medicine.

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