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Gurney A. Kimberley ’28

Gurney A. Kimberley ’28, December 17, 1994, in Portland. He attended Reed College from 1924 to 1926. In 1930 he received an MD from the University of Oregon, specializing in orthopaedic surgery. He did residency work at St. Luke's Hospital in Spokane, Washington and the New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He became an instructor in orthopaedics at Columbia University Medical School in 1933 and received a doctor of medical science degree from Columbia in 1937. He then returned to Portland and began a private practice, Orthopaedic Consultants, with a subspecialty in spinal disorders. In addition to his private practice, Gurney was professor of orthopedics at the University of Oregon Medical School, and he was a visiting professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. During World War II, he was senior surgeon for the U.S. Public Health Service and consultant for the selective Service of Oregon. He retired from active practice in 1982. During his career, he was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Medical Association. He was past president and lifetime member of the North Pacific Orthopaedic Society, the Oregon Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Society, and the Northwestern Medical Association. He was a charter member and the first president of the Portland Orthopaedic Club. Gurney was also a regular consultant to the Veteran's Hospital, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Crippled Children's Program. Survivors include 4 sons, three daughters, a sister, and 10 grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995

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