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Alfred Cecil Hughes Rhodes ’51

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Alfred Cecil Rhodes Hughes ’51, May 1, 2014, in Los Altos, California, following a long illness. Hailing from New York, Fred served in the army before coming to Reed. He majored in psychology and wrote a thesis on the Bellevue scale with Prof. Frederick A. Courts [psychology 1945–69]. Fred earned an MD from Washington University in St. Louis and did an internship and residency in pathology at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles and at Highland View Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1964, he and his wife, Danish nurse Else Bertelsen, and their two children moved to California, where Fred directed physical medicine at El Camino Hospital. He later opened a private practice in electromyography diagnostics. Fred and Else were married for 56 years and enjoyed performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Survivors include his wife, son, and daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2015

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