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London to be Honored at Harvard

Dr. Irving London to be Honored at Harvard

Image: Dr. Irving London (photo courtesy of Harvard-MIT)
Dr. Irving London, a renowned hematologist and geneticist and the first Chairman of Medicine at Einstein, will be honored at Harvard on January 28th, 2009.

In 1971, Dr. London was selected to design and direct a new medical sciences program leading to a Harvard Medical School MD degree in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, or "HST").

Since 1987, students entering Harvard Medical School have been assigned to one of four academic societies, the purposes of which are support, mentoring, advice, and interaction with faculty. The four societies were named after distinguished HMS physicians, Walter B. Cannon, William B. Castle, Francis Peabody, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

A fifth society was recently formed for students at HST and, on January 28th, it will be formally named the Irving M. London Society.

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