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Walter P. Martin, FACP

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

By James R. Klinenberg, FACP

Walter P. Martin, FACP, a former ACP Governor who helped found the Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute, died March 6 in his home in Bonsall, Calif. He was 84.

Dr. Martin served as ACP's Governor of Southern California Region I between 1973 and 1977. He became a Fellow in 1946.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Martin earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1937. During World War II, he served as a major in the Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Martin worked in private practice from 1945 to 1985 and was clinical professor of medicine emeritus at UCLA School of Medicine, where he was active in founding the Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute. He served as chair of the research committee from 1952 to 1972. In 1987, the institute honored Dr. Martin by naming a research center after him.

Dr. Klinenberg is ACP's Governor for Southern California Region I.

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