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John Weston Reynolds ’51

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John Weston Reynolds ’51, January 19, 2006, in Portland. John earned a BA in biology from Reed and an MD from the University of Oregon (1956). He did his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, and then spent a year and a half in Stockholm, Sweden, doing research at Karolinska Hospital. He also did research in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and in 1969, became chief-of-staff at the infant intensive care unit at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. In 1977, he joined Oregon Health Sciences University as director of the newborn intensive care center, retiring in 1997. In retirement, John pursued an education in botany, and was herbarium manager at Portland State University. He was also a board member of Friends of the Columbia Gorge and North Coast Land Conservancy. John said that Reed provided him with "an excellent preparation for the rigors of medical school, and an excellent liberal arts foundation, which very much helped me keep medical school and later life in proper perspective." Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, and his brother. His father, Lloyd J. Reynolds, was a professor in English and art at Reed from 1929 to 1969.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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