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

W. Philip Corr, MACP

W. Philip Corr, MACP, a leader in Southern California medicine and former ACP Governor and Vice President, died Jan. 15. He was 97.

Dr. Corr served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II, commanded three general hospitals and was made a colonel. He received the Legion of Merit in 1946.

After the war, Dr. Corr returned to his practice in Riverside, Calif., which ultimately expanded to become the Riverside Medical Clinic. For more than 40 years, he taught medical students at Loma Linda School of Medicine.

Besides serving as ACP's Governor for Southern California from 1967-70 and as ACP Vice President from 1970-71, Dr. Corr was actively involved with a number of other organizations, including the California Society of Internal Medicine, the Los Angeles Academy of Medicine and the Inland Society of Internal Medicine.

Jack D. Myers, MACP

Jack D. Myers, MACP, a pioneer in medical informatics, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a former ACP President and Regent, died Jan. 31. He was 84.

After serving overseas in the Army medical reserves, Dr. Myers was chair of the department of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Myers was well known among the school's medical students and residents for his thorough teaching style and received ACP's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981.

During the late 1970s, Dr. Myers began studying the field of artificial intelligence and computer-assisted medical education, and he became involved in building databases such as the Quick Medical Reference. He continued to contribute to the field of medical informatics almost until his death.

Dr. Myers served as an ACP Regent from 1971-75 and President from 1976-77. He also served on advisory councils for the National Institutes of Health. The National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, elected him to membership in 1976.

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