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Edward A. Thistlewaite ’46

Edward A. Thistlewaite 46, September 17, 2007, in California. Edward received a BA from Reed in chemistry and earned an MD from the University of Oregon in 1948. His internship and residency in pediatrics was completed at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. That same year he married Louise Sankot. During the Korean War, Edward served with the U.S. Air Force; he remained in the air force reserve, gaining the rank of colonel, and was visiting professor at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He had a private pediatrics practice for 40 years, taught pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, and was clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California. He also was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For his 25th-class reunion, Edward noted that Reed not only prepared him for his career, but also enhanced his ability to see through academic pretensions, and furnished the foundation for his intellectual vocation, historical linguistics. Survivors include his wife, three children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2008

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