Page 120 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" indicates that John Hamilton Korns was the son of Silas Wright Korns, and states "John Hamilton Korns, b. Oct. 7, 1883, married Bessie Lee Pennywitt, Sept. 6, 1907.". The Korns book indicates that John and Bessie had three children: Mary Lee Korns, b. June 15, 1908, Robert Fulton Korns, b. Oct. 4, 1912, and William Alexander Korns, b. Nov. 3, 1920.
John H. Korns was the author or co-author of many publications, including but certainly not limited to:
According to the 1999 book "Bacteriology of Tuberculosis", in 1927, John H. Korns and ____ Lu of the Peking Union Medical College experimented with avian, bovine and human tubercle bacilli using striped hamsters, white mice, and guinea pigs. With the hamsters, it was possible to diagnose tuberculosis in only six weeks after the inoculation. Korns and Lu were the first to work with hamsters in this field.
The 1928 "Annual Report" Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) Board of health, indicates the John H. Korns had recently became the Director of the Bureau of Tuberculosis, and the Superintendent of the Rocky Crest Sanitarium.
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