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Cobb, William Montagu

US physician and physical anthropologist; trained at the Howard University Medical School (M.D., 1929), and at Western Reserve University, where he received a Ph.D. under T. Wingate Todd (1932). He founded the Laboratory of Anatomy and Physical Anthropology at Howard University. Cobb was the author of more than 1000 scholarly publications, many on human craniofacial variation, on race, and on integration in medicine. He was the president of the AAPA (1957-9), of the NAACP (1976-82), and of numerous other organizations.

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