Joseph James Kinyoun

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Joseph James Kinyoun was born in East Bend, North Carolina back in 1860 to John and Elizabeth.  The family moved to Post Oak, Missouri in 1866.  His father was a general practitioner, Joseph studied medicine with his father’s guidance.  He attended the St. Louis Medical College and Bellevue Medical College graduating with a M.D. in 1882.

He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Carnegie Laboratory where he became the first bacteriology student studying cholera.  In 1886, he began his career at Marine Hospital Service at Staten Island as an assistant surgeon.  In 1891, the chief surgeon left placing the 26-year-old Joseph in charge of the nation’s first federal bacteriology laboratory.  Later he was a professor of bacteriology and pathology at George Washington University.  Afterwards he became a bacteriologist for the District of Columbia Health Department, he held that position until his death in 1909.

What you may not know about Dr. Kinyoun is that he was the founder of the United States Hyglenic Laboratory, the predecessor of the National Institutes of Health.

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Comments (18)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Feb 15, 2021 03:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, James.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Feb 15, 2021 03:46 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Is this who started washing hands every twenty seconds started?

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 15, 2021 04:25 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I wonder if he were still alive today he could have helped get us out of this supposed pandemic?

Feb 15, 2021 04:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornign James. Maybe, like Brian England, suggested if he were alive today we would be getting honest answers on the current pandemic. Enjoy your day! 

Feb 15, 2021 04:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - thank you for again sharing information about this important man from our history.  Although reading comments, in any post, can seem "crazy" at times, they remain a part of the investigative process.  So to speak.  And at the most basic level.  I digress.   

Feb 15, 2021 05:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

This whole biography was over my head James Dray . I never heard of him or the institutions mentioned. I do know where NC is as that is home to my dream (known as Nina Hollander 🙃).

Feb 15, 2021 05:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... despite having lived in North Carolina since 1998, I have no clue where East Bend, NC is. (Will have to look it up.) But I do know where The George Washington University is, as it's where I graduated from in 1969.

Feb 15, 2021 05:53 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - certainly am grateful for him and others that continue to make life better through discoveries.

Feb 15, 2021 05:54 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

From what I've read, cholera killed a lot of people. Thank God for people like Joseph.

Feb 15, 2021 07:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

Another interesting story.  Wishing you a wonderful day, staying warm with your zero chill weather.  Happy Monday.  A

Feb 15, 2021 08:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I am very familiar with NIH but did not know about this gentleman. 

Feb 15, 2021 09:03 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Fascinating story, James. He certainly contributed to the medical field in some significant ways. I’ve certainly heard of the NIH

Feb 15, 2021 10:01 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is truly amazing...the number of interesting people who meander through our history, and make a difference!

Feb 15, 2021 10:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I never realized that Dr. Joseph Kinyoun was so prestigious in the medical field James Dray 

Feb 15, 2021 11:39 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - It sounds like he's the "Dr. Fauci" of his day!

Feb 15, 2021 02:08 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Happy President's Day and thank you again for sharing this story James Dray 

Feb 15, 2021 03:44 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have been to both Sedalia and Warrensburg, Missouri. The Post Oak you can today drive through it without even detecting the Oak.  

Today assistant surgeon will not be hired to perform pathology duties.  My nephew, a professor of mathematical rnd got a big grant from NIH modeling the Corona virus on a fast computers. I know a little of Pythone (not snake) coding but I know nothing about their non-linear math. Some of the students are 5th year phd student often with a dual or tri-phd majors. 

Mar 02, 2021 10:19 PM

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