Dorothy Hansine Andersen
|Dorothy Hansine Andersen|
May 15, 1901|
Asheville, North Carolina
March 3, 1963 61) (aged|
New York City
|Known for||Identifying cystic fibrosis|
University of Rochester|
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
|Notable prizes||E. Mead Johnson Award (1939)|
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, she received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1922, and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1926. She taught at the University of Rochester prior to joining the faculty of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, working at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. She developed a diagnostic test of cystic fibrosis in the 1940s, and also contributed to training heart surgeons and to the study of nutrition.
Andersen died from lung cancer on March 3, 1963 in New York City.
- Alumnae Featured in the Exhibit
- National Women's Hall of Fame
- Andersen, D.H. (1938). "Cyst leiesic fibrosis of the pancreas and its relation to celiac disease". Am J Dis Child. 56: 344–399. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980140114013.
- Columbia biography
- Mount Holyoke biography
- Machol, Libby (1993). Notable American Women: The Modern Period : a Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4. Cambridge, Mass [u.a.]: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press. pp. 18–19. ISBN 9780674627338.