O. Klotz

Oskar Klotz


Born: 21 January 1878, Preston, Ontario

Died: 3 November 1936, Toronto

Academic Degrees

  • MB: University of Toronto, 1902
  • MD: C.M. McGill University, 1906

Academic Positions

  • 1906 - 1909 Assistant Pathologist, Royal Victoria Hospital; Pathologist, Maternity and Alexandra Hospitals, Montreal; and Lecturer in Pathology, McGill University (under J.G.Adami)
  • 1909 - 1920 Professor Pathology and Bacteriology, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1921 - 1923 Professor of Pathology, Faculdade de Medicina, Sao Paulo, Brazil (under sponsorship of the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation)
  • 1923 - 1936 Chair of Pathology and Bacteriology, University of Toronto and Director of the pathologic laboratories, Toronto General Hospital.

Selected Career Highlights

  • Member of the Yellow Fever Commission of the International Health Board of Rockefeller Foundation; spent time in Nigeria and became the leading authority on the pathological diagnosis of this disease.

  • Reorganized the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, established modern laboratories, organized and directed the labs of Mercy, Magee, Eye and Ear, and TB League Hospitals.

  • Also President of: The Toronto Academy of Medicine, American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, and the American Society for Experimental Pathology.

  • A pre-eminent authority on arteriosclerosis; contributed to the whole range of pathology and bacteriology.

  • Devoted to the IAMM and to the museum method of teaching gross pathology; collected large number of specimens; developed methods of organization of teaching specimens.

  • Organized the Museum of the Banting Institute of the University of Toronto.

  • A man of unusual energy, an accurate and keen observer. Conscientious, applied and scrupulous interpreter of results; set high standards for his pupils and co-workers.


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