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Robert J. Reed ’37

Robert Reed ’37, November 29, 1998, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a retired physician. He studied medicine at the university of Oregon Medical School and graduated with an MD in 1941. His internship was at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. With the outbreak of World War II, he served as a physician in tent hospitals in Africa, England, and Europe. After the war, he completed a three-year internship in internal medicine at the Veteran’s Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He moved to Des Moines in 1949 to join a medical practice with a relative, and he remained with this practice until his retirement in 1985. He helped provide the first dialysis in the area and initiated and supervised a coronary care unit for a number of years. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening as a hobby. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1999

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