W.R. Mathews, M.D. Hired as Chief Pathologist
W.R. (William Rosier) Mathews, M.D. was hired in 1929 as the chief pathologist of the Shreveport Charity Hospital. Known affectionately as “The Boss,” Mathews had a profound influence on hundreds of medical students, interns, residents, and others who trained at the Shreveport institution. Dr. Mathews retired in the early 1970s as Emeritus Professor.
In 1958, members of the Resident Staff at Confederate Memorial Medical Center established the W.R. Mathews Lectureship in appreciation of the many contributions he had made to the medical community. The first lecture was presented on June 19, 1958 by pathologist Hans Popper, M.D., Ph.D., from the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Popper, who later established the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was a renowned authority on liver disease and was known as the Father of Modern Hepatology.
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