William C. Dement

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William Charles Dement (July 29, 1928 – June 17, 2020) was an American sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Research Center at Stanford University. He was a leading authority on sleep, sleep deprivation and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. For this pioneering work in a previously uncharted field in the United States, he is sometimes referred to as the American father of sleep medicine.

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William C. Dement
William Charles Dement

(1928-07-29)July 29, 1928
DiedJune 17, 2020(2020-06-17) (aged 91)
EducationUniversity of Chicago
Scientific career
InstitutionsStanford University