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James W. Jobling was the second president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1915 to 1916. Jobling was a professor of pathology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) from 1918 to 1945.
Jobling received his M.D. from Tennessee Medical College in 1897. He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War of 1898 and was the director of the Serum Laboratory operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in Manila from 1902 to 1904. After completing postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1904–1905) and the Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases in Berlin (1905–1906), Jobling became an associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, where he worked with Simon Flexner (AAI ’20) from 1906 to 1909. He was a pathologist at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago from 1909 to 1913 before joining the faculty of P&S as an assistant professor. Jobling left P&S after one year in 1914 to become professor of pathology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, but he returned in 1918 as professor of pathology. He was named professor emeritus of P&S upon his retirement in 1945.
The Journal of Immunology
Board of Editors: 1916–1935
"The Relation to Lipoids to Immune Reactions," Delivered May 11, 1916
The Journal of Immunology 1, no. 4 (1916): 491–500.