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D. Armin Fischer ’46

David Armin Fischer ’46, January 23, 1997, in Cypress, California. After graduating from Reed, he went on to study medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School, where he earned an MD in 1948. He interned at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he had a private practice in internal medicine and was on the staff of the National Jewish Hospital and the University of Colorado Medical School. In 1968, he was appointed chief of pulmonary service at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Many of his patients were polio survivors, and he became an expert on the pulmonary problems associated with the late effects of polio. He was also associate professor of medicine at the University of Southern California. He retired in 1989. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. In his private life, he was an avid runner and cyclist, birdwatcher, chess enthusiast, pianist and classical music lover, and a voracious reader. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1997

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