Rufus Cole, circa late 1930s
Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center
Rufus Cole was an American medical doctor and the first director of the Rockefeller University Hospital. Under his leadership, significant advances in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia and later against tuberculosis were made.
See also Rufus Cole, the Guiding Philosophy of the Rockefeller Hospital, and the First Effective Therapy for Lobar Pneumonia, Discovering a Cause of Bacterial Meningitis and an Effective Antiserum Therapy, and National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir