Victor Jacobsen

Victor Clarence Jacobsen


Born: 1891, Wisconsin

Died: 1969, Troy, New York

Academic Degrees

  • University of Wisconsin
  • MD: Harvard Medical School, 1917

Academic Positions

  • Trained in Pathology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Wisconsin Medical School Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School - 1920
  • Professor and Chairman of Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York - 1921

Selected Career Highlights

  • The first Chairman to be full time at the College and the Albany Hospital. Had extensive teaching responsibilities.

  • Varied publications often in collaboration with John Sampson, related to clinical and experimental endometriosis.

  • In 1934 resigned the Chair of Pathology and moved to Troy, NY and opened a successful office for the practice of medicine. In 1939 he became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and Chief of Medicine at Troy's Samaritan Hospital (1951-1954).

  • His last publication (1955) was a clinical discussion of premenstrual edema. He used the term "premenstrual syndrome" in light of recent discoveries and focused on treatment.


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