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
, 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.