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Warfield M. Firor Professor in Surgery

FirorWarfieldWARFIELD M. FIROR, A&S 1917, Med 1921, a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine and acting surgeon-in-chief of the hospital from 1939 to 1941, was best known for his pioneering work on tetanus toxin and its effect on the spinal cord. In recognition of his research on endocrine glands, Dr. Firor was honored with a gold medal from the American Medical Association. He chaired the American Board of Surgery and was a founding member and chairman of the Joint Conference Committee on Graduate Training in Surgery in the United States. In 1980, the university awarded Dr. Firor an honorary doctorate. Dr. Firor died in 1988 at the age of 91.