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Citizenship  U.S.
Name  Benjamin Castleman
Fields  Medicine & Pathology
Role  Physician
Known for  Research in Pathology
Influenced by  Frank Burr Mallory
Influences  Frank Burr Mallory

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Born  May 17, 1906 Everett, Massachusetts (1906-05-17)
Alma mater  Harvard University (B.A.) & Yale University School of Medicine (M.D.)
Died  June 29, 1982, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Books  Atlas of Tumor Pathology: Tumors of the Parathyroid Glands, Tumors of the Parathyroid Glands
Education  Yale University, Harvard University

Benjamin Castleman (born May 17, 1906, Everett, Massachusetts; died June 29, 1982, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American physician and pathologist best known for describing Castleman's disease (angiofollicular lymphoid hyperplasia), which is named after him. He was also one of the authors of the first case series on pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a 1958 article in the New England Journal of Medicine (Rosen-Castleman-Liebow syndrome is a rarely used term for that condition). Castleman undertook clinicopathologic investigations of parathyroid disease and wrote several important papers on diseases of the thymus and mediastinum. He authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly papers on a variety of disorders.

Castleman was educated at Harvard University (B.A., 1927) and Yale University (M.D., 1931). He worked for many years at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, serving as chief of the division of anatomic pathology there, and he held the rank of Professor of Pathology in the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Castleman was an editor of the clinicopathological case presentation series in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The Benjamin Castleman Award has been given annually since 1982 to the first author of an English-language research article that is considered the most worthy in the field of human pathology. It is administered by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Castleman died of lymphoma in June 1982 and is buried in Boston, MA.


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