CAMA Historical Figures/Facilities Project
Ludvig Hektoen, 19 February 1919
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Special Collections and University Archives
Ludvig Hektoen Papers, 1884-1952
Pathologist, professor, and researcher Ludvig Hektoen, 1863-1951, was born in Westby, Wisc. He attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated in 1887 as valedictorian of his class. He served as an intern at Cook County Hospital for a year, then held various positions until his appointment as professor of pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1892 to 1894. He was professor of pathology at Rush Medical College from 1895 until 1933, and was professor and head of the department of pathology at the University of Chicago from 1901 until 1932.