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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Paul Henry De Kruif

Assistant Professor of Bacteriology

John Timon Connell

1918 - 1921
Acting Assistant Professor of Bacteriology
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Philip Bardwell Hadley

1920 - 1933
Professor of Bacteriology

Reuben Leon Kahn

1928 - 1957
Professor of Serology of Syphilis
Chief of Serology Laboratory
Chief of Serologic Consultation Service

Alexander Burgess Vial

1946 - 1963
Associate Professor of Surgery
Instructor in Bacteriology
Director Pasteur Institute

Donald Joseph Merchant

1951 - 1969
Professor of Bacteriology

Prahlad Chattopadnyama Rajam

1953 - 1963
Assistant Professor of Bacteriology


1954 - 1965
Professor of Bacteriology

Edward C

1956 - 1963
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Bacteriology