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Louis M. Rousselot Papers 1967-1971
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Biographical Note

A New York City native, Louis M. Rousselot (1902-1974) earned his M.D. at Columbia University. While working at Columbia's Presbyterian Hospital, Rousselot was a leading researcher on portal hypertension syndrome. During World War II he commanded two Army general hospitals in Europe. In 1948 he became Director of Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and a professor of clinical surgery at New York University. While there he introduced splenoportography in the U.S., founded the Liver clinic, and further defined portal hypertension syndrome. He retired in 1967 and was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Medical) in 1968; in 1970 he became Assistant Secretary of Defense.