James B. McNaught

James Bernard McNaught


Born: 11 July 1894, Girard, Kansas

Died: 7 August 1959, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Academic Degrees

  • AB: University of Kansas 1916
  • AM: University of Kansas 1917 (Botany) (also served as a Medical Technologist)
  • MD: Stanford University 1931

Academic Positions

  • 1931 - 1945 Instructor then Assistant and Associate Professor in Pathology, Stanford University
  • 1934 - 1935 Exchange Instructor in Pathology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry under Dr. George H. Whipple
  • 1945 - 1959 Professor and Head (from 1945 - 1955) of Pathology, Colorado University Medical School (succeeded by Morgan Berthrong)

Selected Career Highlights

  • Only person to date that "scored" a "grand slam" of pathology by occupying the Presidencies of the International Academy of Pathology (1952-1953), the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (1949-1950), the American Board of Pathology (1953-1955), and the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1953-1954).

  • Consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission, Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, and member of 40 other professional pathology and medical societies.

  • Two dozen publications on various phases of trichinosis, bacteriology, pathology, and medical history.

  • In one year (1936-year of submission of his application to the American Board of Pathology) he performed 650 necropsies, 4470 surgical pathology specimens and performed research.

  • Collector of fine glass paperweights, coins and medical stamps, which he presented at various national pathology meetings; also a collector of tropical fish.

  • A dedicated and effective teacher, beloved by his numerous students.

  • Died of coronary occlusion while on an inspection trip of the laboratory services at several VA hospitals (tours he had done with loving care since 1946) even though he had been recently hospitalized the previous two weeks with suggestive changes appeared in his EKG's taken just before his departure to those labs.


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