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David Merle Wilson ’59

David Merle Wilson ’59, September 20, 2003, in Minnesota. David attended Reed for three years before entering the 3/2 program at Washington University School of Medicine, from which he received an MA in 1959 and an MD in 1961. (Credits completed his Bachelor of Arts from Reed in biology in 1959.) He interned and completed his residency in medicine at Lakeside Hospital of Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. David spent two years as an officer in the Medical Corp of the U.S. Army before accepting a position as post doctoral fellow in the Public Health Service in 1965–66. From 1966 to 1968 he was a research fellow in the National Heart Institute of the Public Health Service, Bethesda, Maryland. He spent the remainder of his career in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His specialty was in diseases of the kidney, and he was a member of both the American Society of Nephrology and the American Federation of Clinical Research. In 1957, he married Rosemary Dennis, and they had six sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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