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Alfred Scott Warthin
History of the University of Michigan 318

Alfred Scott Warthin was born at Greensburg, Indiana, October 21, 1867, son of Edward Mason and Eliza Margaret (Weist) Warthin. His father was descended from an English family that settled in Maryland before the Revolutionary War. His mother was of Pennsylvania German descent.

He was fitted for college in the public schools of his native place and was graduated from Indiana University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1888. He entered the University of Michigan in the same year and received the degree of Master of Arts in 1890, the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1891, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1893.

On his graduation from the Department of Medicine and Surgery in 1891 he became assistant to the professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, and was Demonstrator of Clinical Medicine from 1892 to 1895. In 1895 he was made Instructor in Pathology, was advanced to the rank of Assistant Professor in 1899, and to that of Junior Professor in 1902. Since 1903 he has been Professor of Pathology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Director of the Pathological Laboratory.

He is the author of "Practical Pathology" (1897, second edition 1906), and has published numerous scientific articles in the journals and reviews. He is translator and editor of Ziegler's "General Pathology', (1904), and edited the department of Pathology in the second edition of the "Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences." He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Association of American Physicians, the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, the Association of American Anatomists, the Society of Experimental Medicine, the Society for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, and of' other professional societies and clubs.

On June 27, 1900, he was married to Katharine Louise Angell, of Chicago, and they have two children, Margaret and Aldred Scott, Jr.