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Norman M. Harris ’40

Norman M. Harris ’40, April 26, 2002, from complications of Parkinson’s disease, in Piedmont, California. He received a BA in chemistry. In 1943 he earned a degree in medicine from the University of Oregon, completing his internship and residency in orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps before beginning private practice in Coos Bay, Oregon, later moving his practice to the San Francisco Bay area. Norman had an inventive mind. He developed surgical techniques, published his presentations, and was a recognized member of many professional societies. He was a devoted and beloved physician, and was described as being "among the gentlest and most generous of men." Harris is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, two sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2002

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