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Wade H. Brown, circa 1920s

Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center

Wade Hampton Brown (1878-1942) was a research physician in pathology at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1913-1942. He specialized in the study of the biology of syphilitic infections. His work in experimental chemotherapy of various trypanosomal and spirochetal infections affecting man and certain domestic animals resulted in the arsenical compound tryparsamide for the treatment of African sleeping sickness and in the therapy of general paresis. This was followed by a long series of studies on constitutional factors and physical environment in relation to disease, the inheritance of disease types and various genetic concepts.

Many of his publications were co-authored with Louise Pearce.

Member of: Association of American Physicians American Society of Pathologists and Bacteriologists American Society for Experimental Pathology American Society for Pharm. and Experimental Therapeutics Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine A.A.A.S. Sigma Xi Nu Sigma Nu


Wade H. Brown