Joe Vincent Meigs

Joe Vincent Meigs (1892-1963)

Joe Vincent Meigs (1892-1963) was an American obstetrician and gynecologist

Affiliated with Harvard University (professor of gynaecology) and Massachusetts General Hospital (head of the department of gynaecology) throughout his professional career and authored more than 150 medical publications. Founding member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons and vice president of the American College of Surgeons

Eponymously remembered for his description of Meigs syndrome in 1934, a triad of ascites with hydrothorax in association with benign ovarian tumor, that is cured after tumor resection.


Biography
  • Born 24 October 1892
  • 1919 – Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University
  • 1925 – Graduated in medicine, Harvard University
  • 1932-1942 Instructor of surgery at the faculty of medicine, Harvard University
  • 1942 – Professor of clinical gynaecology, Harvard
  • Died 1963

Medical Eponyms
  • Meigs syndrome. (1934) Triad of ascites with hydrothorax in association with benign ovarian tumor, that is cured after tumor resection.
  • Joe Vincent Meigs’ Professor of Gynecology, professorship of gynaecology at Harvard (1959)

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Studied Physiological Sciences BA (Hons), followed by Medicine at the University of Oxford BM BCh. British doctor currently working in emergency medicine in Perth, Australia. Special interests include acute internal medicine and emergency medicine.

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