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Robert F. Rushmer ’36

Robert F. Rushmer ’36, in July, 2000, in Redmond, Washington. He was a retired professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington’s schools of engineering and medicine. After attending Reed for two years, he transferred to the University of Chicago, earning a BS in medicine in 1937. He earned a medical degree from Rush Medical School in 1939 and did a residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1947, where he worked with an interdisciplinary team of medical and engineering researchers to develop and study diagnostic instrumentation. He was an early advocate of the use of ultrasound to safely examine unborn fetuses and to diagnose heart disorders. He was married and had three children.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2002

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