Arthur Purdy Stout (1885–1967) was an American surgeon and pathologist.
Early years and education
Arthur Purdy Stout was the fourth son of Joseph and Julia Frances (née Purdy) Stout. He attended the Pomfret School and Yale University, where he earned an A.B. degree in 1907. After spending a year abroad, Arthur entered the College of Physicians & Surgeons (CPS) of Columbia University. He completed his M.D. degree in 1912.
Career at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York
Stout was a surgical house-officer at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City; he then joined the staff of CPS in 1914 as an instructor in surgery. During World War I, Dr. Stout was a field surgeon in the U.S. Army in France (see image at right).
Returning to CPS thereafter, he became an assistant professor of surgery in 1921, an associate professor in 1928 and a full Professor in 1947. Beginning in 1950, he also held the concomitant rank of Professor of Patho