George Linius Streeter (1873-1948)
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George Linius Streeter was born on 12 January 1873 in Johnstown, New York, to Hannah Green Anthony and George Austin Streeter. He completed his undergraduate studies at Union College in 1895 and received his MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1899. At Columbia, Professor George S. Huntington sparked Streeter's interest in anatomy, and Streeter also interned at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He then went on to Albany to teach anatomy at the Albany Medical College and to work with neurologist Henry Hun. In 1902 he studied with Ludwig Edinger at Frankfurt and with Wilhelm His at Leipzig. After working with His, Streeter shifted his focus to embryology, particularly the development of the human nervous system.