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Obituary

Sol Katz, MACP

From the March 1998 ACP Observer, copyright © 1998 by the American College of Physicians.

By Werner F. Barth, FACP

Sol Katz, MACP, a renowned pulmonary medicine specialist consulted by Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, died Aug. 10, 1997, at the age of 84.

Dr. Katz graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1939 and completed his residency training at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, which is today D.C. General Hospital. He spent 20 years at Gallinger, 13 of them as chief of pulmonary medicine.

After a stint as chief of medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C., Dr. Katz joined Georgetown University Hospital as professor of medicine and chairman of the pulmonary division. He was also a professor of medicine at Howard University and George Washington University and a consultant at Children's Hospital, the NIH and the regional Armed Forces Hospitals.

Werner F. Barth, FACP, is Governor for the ACP Metropolitan Washington Chapter.

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