Logan Clendening was born May 25, 1884, in Kansas City, Missouri. Clendening attended the University of Michigan and upon graduation attended the University of Kansas for medical school. After he graduated from the University of Kansas, he continued his studies at the University of Edinburgh. In 1909 Clendening returned to Kansas City and in 1914, he married Dorothy Hixon. Clendening began teaching at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1922 and eventually founded the History and Philosophy of Medicine Department in 1939. Clendening became best known for his medical literature. Clendening wrote The Human Body, which was published in 1927 and became a best-selling non-fiction title. Clendening remained active in Kansas City and the medical community until his death on January 31, 1945, in Kansas City.
Entry: Clendening, Logan
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Modified: September 2015
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