Edward A. Gall

Edward A. Gall


Born: 10 June 1906, New York, New York

Died: 31 January 1979, Cincinnati, Ohio

Academic Degrees

  • AB: City College of New York, New York City
  • MD: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1931

Academic Positions

  • 1935 - 1940 Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • 1940 - 1970 Instructor to Professor of Pathology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 1948 - 1970 Professor and Chair of Pathology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • 1971 - 1974 The First Vice-president for Medical Affairs, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Career Highlights

  • Author of over 160 scientific publications. His studies on diseases of the liver (cirrhosis, etc), and lymph nodes were landmarks/classics of his generation. Published widely on topics such as chronic poisoning, effects of x-ray on bone and epiphyseal plates, and chronic pulmonary osteoarthropathy.

  • Editor in Chief of The American Journal of Pathology (1957-1967).

  • President of the American Association of Pathology and Bacteriology (1964), the American Association for Cancer Education (1971), and the American Federation of Clinical Oncologic Societies (1973).

  • Co-Editor (with F.K.Mostofi) of "The Liver by 34 Authors" an IAP Monograph (1973).

  • Upon his retirement in 1974 he was named a Distinguished Service Professor, one of only four total in the history of the University of Cincinnati.

  • He loved to tell an anecdote of how he became a pathologist. In 1935 when he was a district physician at the Boston Dispensary, one evening on a double date with Benjamin Castleman, Dr. Castleman asked him whether he knew anyone interested in a pathology residency (as Dr. Castleman was finishing his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital). Dr. Galls cryptic answer was "How much does it pay?" Dr. Castleman's answer was "five hundred dollars per year." Dr. Gall was silent. A few days later he applied and got the job.


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