- Born 1884 in Rangoon, India: The son of a Christian missionary
- 1894 – Moved to the USA
- 1905 – Bachelor of Arts Degree, Yale University
- 1908 – Rhodes Scholarship, Balliol College Oxford University
- 1915 – MD from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
- During World War I served as an assistant surgeon, where he was captured by the Germans and repatriated to the US when the war was over
- Worked at Bellevue Hospital, New York City
- 1922 – First documented cases of ‘A new eruptive fever in children associated with stomatitis and opthalmia’ alongside colleague Frank Johnson
- 1934 – Retired to grow tropical fruit in Hawaii
- Died August 6, 1945
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (1922)
Generalized eruption, continued fever, inflamed buccal mucosa, and purulent conjunctivitis.
- Stevens AM, Johnson FC. A new eruptive fever associated with stomatitis and ophthalmia: report of two cases in children. Am J Dis Child. 1922; 24(6): 526-533.
- Stevens AM, Johnson FC. A New Eruptive Fever. The Lancet. 1922; 200(5183): 1396
- Albert Mason Stevens is most commonly recorded as a pediatrician – however, he was a surgeon
- For his first year of medical school Stevens turned down a scholarship of $125 a year ($4000 US today), asking that it was presented to another student more in need of the money.
- Bohigian, George M. The history of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and a case study. St. Louis: Center for History of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, 2015
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