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William Augustus Hinton
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1883
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1959
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

William A. Hinton was one of the preeminent microbiologists and immunologists of the Twentieth Century. The first African American graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hinton served the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for 38 years as director of the Wassermann Laboratory, where he invented the improved test for syphilis named after him. His contributions to public health, syphilology and laboratory practice were many, including the founding one of the first schools for the training of medical technologists in 1929. 
Created by: Cindy Massi
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101401829

- Babe
 Added: Jun. 5, 2015
Thank you for the countless lives you saved due to the improved test you developed for syphilis and founding one of the 1st schools for training medical technologists. The gifts you left for the public's health were wonderful and continue to save so many ...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013

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