Truman Abbe


Truman Abbe

Truman Abbe (November 1, 1873 – May 2, 1955) was an American surgeon, son of Cleveland Abbe and brother of Cleveland Abbe, Jr. He was born in Washington, D. C. and graduated from Harvard University in 1895. He received his degree in medicine at Columbia University in 1899, then pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Berlin.

Abbe began work in 1902 at Georgetown University. Afterwards, he was appointed instructor at George Washington University (1905). In 1907, he was awarded a silver medal at the Jamestown Exposition for his researches into the uses of radium in medicine.


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