Joe Vincent Meigs

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 on October 24, 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.

Other eponyms
  • Joe Vincent Meigs’ Professor of Gynecology: professorship of gynaecology at Harvard (1959)

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Graduated from Leeds University in 2014 with MBChB and BSC in Primary Care. Qualified as a General Practitioner under RCGP in 2020. Currently working as an Emergency Department doctor in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.

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