Physician, bacteriologist, first director of the Hygienic Laboratory. M.D. from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1882; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1896. From 1887 to 1899 directed Hygienic Laboratory for the Marine Hospital Service, and from 1899 to 1901 directed plague activities in San Francisco.
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Papers were collected by Kinyoun's daughter, Alice Houts, and loaned to Dr. Robert Hudson before their final deposit in the National Library of Medicine. The bulk of Dr. Kinyoun's personal papers (seventy-five file boxes of correspondence to Dr. Kinyoun from other Public Health Service officers) is thought to be destroyed.