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Archives of Virology

, Volume 154, Issue 4, pp 731–732 | Cite as

Obituary: Leon Rosen (1926–2008)

  • Duane J. Gubler
Virology Division News
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Open image in new windowLeon Rosen was born in Los Angeles, California on October 4th, 1926. He received his undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1945, and entered medical school at the University of California at San Francisco that same year. In 1946 he took a tropical medicine course taught by Drs. Bill Hammond and Bill Reeves, which sparked his interest in tropical and vector-borne diseases. That summer he became a student of Dr. Bill Reeves, working at the Bakersfield Field Station on avian malaria and viral encephalitis. After completing his medical degree in 1948, he served a rotating internship at the Gorgas Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone, after which he did an M.P.H. in Epidemiology under the direction of Bill Reeves at the University of California at Berkeley. He then joined the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Laboratory of Tropical Diseases, and took a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duke-NUS Graduate Medical SchoolSingaporeSingapore

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