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Lewis Thomas

Born: 25-Nov-1913
Birthplace: Flushing, NY
Died: 3-Dec-1993
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - other [1]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Lives of a Cell

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1942-46, WWII)


[1] Waldenstrom's Disease, a relative of lymphoma.

Father: Joseph Simon Thomas (physician)
Mother: Grace Emma Peck
Wife: Beryl Dawson (m. 1941)
Daughter: Abigail (b. 1941)
Daughter: Judith (b. 1944)
Daughter: Elizabeth (b. 1948)

    High School: McBurney School, Manhattan, NY (1929)
    University:
Princeton University
    Medical School: MD, Harvard Medical School (1937)
    Professor: Tulane University (1948-50)
    Professor: University of Minnesota (1950-54)
    Professor: Pathology, New York University
    Administrator: Dean, School of Medicine, New York University (1966-69)
    Administrator: Dean, Yale Medical School (1972-73)
    Professor: SUNY Stony Brook

    New York City Official Board of Health (1957-69)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1961
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Chancellor (1980-83)
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center President (1973-80)
    National Academy of Sciences 1972
    New York Academy of Sciences President
    National Book Award for The Sciences 1975 for The Lives of a Cell
    National Book Award for Arts and Letters 1975 for The Lives of a Cell

Author of books:
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974, essays)
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher (1979, essays)
The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher (1983, essays)
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (1983)
Could I Ask You Something? (1985, poetry)
Et Cetera, Et Cetera: Notes of a Word-Watcher (1990, essays)
The Fragile Species (1992, essays)


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