Joshua L. Edwards

Joshua L. Edwards


Born: 1918, Jasper, Florida

Died: 14 January 1991, Indianapolis, Indiana

Academic Degrees

  • BS: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1931
  • MD: Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana 1943

Academic Positions

  • 1950 - 1951 Teaching Fellow, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951 - 1953 Instructor then Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1953 - 1955 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, New York
  • 1956 - 1967 Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1967 - 1969 Professor of Pathology and Director of the Medical Sciences Program, Indiana university, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1969 - 1979 Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Baptist Hospital and Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cornell University School of Medicine (under Dr. George Papanicolaou), New York City, New York
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Career Highlights

  • Chairman, Pathology Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners (1964).

  • His primary research was in the area of experimental pathology and immunopathology, publishing with Sheldon Sommers, Philip McMaster and many other notable pathologists.

  • His articles included studies in parabiotic rats, injection of foreign protein into experimental animals, germinal centers in the immune response and the development of germinal centers in the Bursa of Fabricius, characteristics of DNA synthesis and mitotic cycle in Ehrlich Ascites tumor cells, cell renewal and proliferation, time of fixation and the mitotic index, experimental trichinosis, effect of excessive iodine, experimental wound healing, glomerular lesions in Hodgkin's disease, experimental glomerular diseases, and the effects of various polyamines in human tissues.

  • Helped guide the International Academy of Pathology in its development as a divisional organization in 1969, while president and helped write a new constitution. This introduced a new facet to the Academy and in essence established the Academy structure as we know it now.


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