Virgil Heath Cornell
Born: 29 November 1890, Brooklyn, New York
Died: 3 June 1954, Washington, D.C.
- MD: Long Island College of Medicine, 1913
- Honorary Dr. Public Health: Harvard University, 1943
- 1950 - 1954 Professor of Pathology, George Washington Medical School, Washington, D.C. and private practice of pathology in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia
- 1917 - 1941 Medical Corps, USA; Pathologist and Chief of Laboratory Service; Ancon Hospital, Canal Zone; Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, California; Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C.
- 1941 - 1943 Director, Caribbean Area Laboratory
- 1943 Commanding Officer, 15th Medical General Laboratory
- 1933 - 1935 Curator, Army Medical Museum
Selected Career Highlights
He was instrumental in modernized museum exhibits.
Decoration: Legion of Merit, WWII.
Author of numerous articles and contributions to the literature of pathologic anatomy and clinical pathology.
A renowned teacher of pathology and a champion to younger medical officers training in pathology.