James Homer Wright

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Dr. James Homer Wright (1869-1928) was an early and influential American pathologist, who for many years was chief of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 1915 he joined with Dr. Richard C. Cabot to begin publication of the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. These began regular publication as the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal which later became the New England Journal of Medicine.

In 1924 Wright, along with Dr. Frank B. Mallory, published Pathological Technique: a Practical Manual for the Pathological Laboratory. The book saw eight editions and for many years was the standard textbook in the field.

Wright was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was Chief of Pathology from 1896 to 1926.

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