Leadership

Dr. Yandell Henderson Dies

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

Dr. Yandell Henderson Dies Dr. Yandell Henderson, director of the Yale University laboratory of Applied Physiology, died recently in La Jolla, California, while visiting his son. He made extensive studies on the effect of alcohol on human beings and was widely known throughout the country for his testimony in legal cases on physiological problems and frequently testified before congressional committees. He was one of the developers of the H. & H. inhalator. Dr. Henderson was chief of the physiology section of medical research board, aviation section, Army Signal Corps in World War I. He was born Louisville, Ky., April 23, 1873, and joined the Yale faculty in 1900 and retired thirty-eight years later. Dr. Henderson made one of his most notable appearances before a congressional committee in 1932 when he testified before the House Ways and Means Committee that four per cent beer was virtually non-intoxicating—less intoxicating, in fact, he…

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