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From the March 1997 ACP Observer, copyright 1997 by the American College of Physicians.

Jay Sanford, MACP

By Marvin Stone, FACP

Jay P. Sanford, MACP, 68, an internationally recognized authority on infectious disease, died of complications of lymphoma on Oct. 23, 1996. Dr. Sanford was author of "The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy," a medical bestseller now in its 26th edition, and elected a Master of ACP in 1986.

Dr. Sanford graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1952 and served as chief of the infectious disease division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, founding dean and later president of the Medical School of the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md., and most recently clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Dr. Sanford is survived by his wife Lorraine, five children and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Chairs in Dr. Sanford's name at the University of Texas Southwestern and the Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Stone is ACP's Governor for Texas Northern.


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