Robinson, G. Canby

Robinson, G. (George) Canby

(1878–1960) physician; born in Baltimore, Md. After taking his M.D. from Johns Hopkins (1903), he went on to assist in the organizing of four major medical education institutions: the hospital of the Rockefeller Institute (1910–13), the medical schools of Washington University (1913–20) and Vanderbilt University (1920–28), and the joining of Cornell University Medical College to New York Hospital (1928), where he stayed as director until 1934. With publication of The Patient as a Person (1939), he raised the issue of medical humanism. He published memoirs, Adventures in Medical Education, in 1957.