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Ernest Carroll Faust, Ph.D., 1890-1978

[Dr. Faust in his private office, Hutchinson Memorial, 1932.]

Ernest Carroll Faust, Ph.D. joined the Tulane Medical Faculty in 1928, already a distinguished scientist in parasitology, as chair of the newly created division of parasitology. In 1929, he published Human Helminthology, the first textbook on this subject in English. Faust interests extended to protozoa during his Tulane tenure and he made notable contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of Amoebiasis. According to John Duffy, Tulane historian, Ernest Carroll Faust was "one of Tulane's greatest medical scientists."

Duffy, John. (1984) Tulane University Medical Center : One Hundred and Fifty Years of Medical Education. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, p. 144, 156, 174, 175.

The Faust Collection : Historic Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (1628-1910) : Selected Works from the Library of Ernest Carroll Faust.

Historic works from the library of Ernest Carroll Faust were donated to the Medical Library in 1995.

[image of E.C.Faust
signature]List of Works in the Faust Collection

A native of Missouri, Dr. Faust received his graduate training in parasitology in the department of zoology at the University of Illinois. During that time, he also taught biology in a high school in Montana where he collected material for his dissertation on larval trematodes in the Bitter Root Valley of western Montana.

Dr. Faust remained at Illinois as instructor in zoology for a short time. he then joined the faculty of the Peking Union Medical College where, for nine years, he taught parasitology and did experimental studies on parasites of man and animals in China. He assumed his position at Tulane in 1928, bringing with him an extensive collection of specimens and unique teaching museum of clinical parasitology, in addition to his vast experiences.

In his 28 years at Tulane, Dr. Faust was instrumental in the formation of the parasitology program and its introduction into the tropical medicine degree program. He authored several textbooks on the subject and contributed chapters to a dozen textbooks of medicine, pediatrics and therapeutics.

When he retired in 1956, Dr. Faust was appointed coordinator of a Tulane- Colombian Program in Medical Education in Colombia. Dr. Faust was widely known for his international contributions to the field of tropical medicine. he headed a number of national and international organizations, published over 300 papers and was honored on at least four occasions for his work in various aspects of tropical medicine and hygiene.

From a tribute to outstanding individuals from Tulane's past. Tulane Medicine, 15 (3):9, Sep/Oct, 1984.
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