William H. Welch, M.D. ("the Dean of American Medicine")

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William Henry Welch

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Death: April 30, 1934 (84)
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (Adenocarcinoma)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wickham Welch and Emeline Welch
Brother of Emeline Alice Walcott

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About William H. Welch, M.D. ("the Dean of American Medicine")

William Henry Welch, M.D. was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital. (The "Big Four" were William Osler, Professor of Medicine; William Stewart Halsted, Professor of Surgery; Howard A. Kelly, Professor of Gynecology; and William H. Welch, Professor of Pathology.) He was the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was also the founder of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first school of public health in the country. The medical school library is named after Welch. In his lifetime he was referred to as "the Dean of American Medicine".

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William H. Welch, M.D. ("the Dean of American Medicine")'s Timeline

1850
April 8, 1850
Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
1934
April 30, 1934
Age 84
Baltimore, Maryland, United States