Esmond Ray Long, MD, PhD, died Nov 11, 1979, in Philadelphia at age 89 of natural causes.
A distinguished physician, research scientist, and editor, Long exerted a profound influence on the fields of pulmonary and infectious diseases.
Born in Chicago on June 16, 1890, Long received his PhD in pathology from the University of Chicago in 1919 and his MD degree from Rush Medical School (Chicago) in 1926. From 1911 to 1913 he served as assistant professor of pathology at the University of Chicago, and in 1914 he was appointed assistant in the Division of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institute. He returned to the University of Chicago Medical School in 1919 as professor of pathology and remained there until 1932.
He then became director of the Henry Phipps Institute, Philadelphia. He also held various staff appointments at the University of Pennsylvania until 1955, when he was named emeritus professor of