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From the October 1999 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright 1999 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Allan M. Edwards, FACP

Allan M. "Buzz" Edwards, FACP, the former Governor of the Alberta Chapter, died May 5 at age 71. Dr. Edwards was a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, where he taught for more than 40 years at the University of Alberta.

Born in 1927 in Vancouver, Wash., Dr. Edwards was raised in Alberta. He received a medical degree from the University of Alberta in 1950, completing postgraduate work in internal medicine and endocrinology at Toronto General Hospital in 1955. He then returned to Edmonton to begin a long and distinguished teaching career. Governor of the Alberta Chapter from 1969 to 1975, Dr. Edwards also served as president of the Alberta Society of Internal Medicine from 1969 to 1970.

He was founder and director of the College's Advances in Internal Medicine continuing medical education course in Banff, as well as president of the medical staff at the University of Alberta Hospital from 1977 to 1989 and director of its residency training program from 1980 to 1986.

In 1990, Dr. Edwards received the outstanding physician award of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine. A visiting lectureship is being established at the University of Alberta in his name.

Hyman J. Zimmerman, MACP

Hyman J. Zimmerman, MACP, a former chief of medicine at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, and a leading authority on toxic liver injury, died July 12. He was a resident of Bethesda, Md., and was 84 years old.

Dr. Zimmerman was the author of "Hepatotoxicity," a leading textbook on liver toxicity. He also wrote hundreds of journal articles, edited several books and served as visiting professor and guest lecturer at universities throughout the country.

Born in 1914 in Rochester, N.Y., Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Rochester. He received a master's degree in bacteriology from Stanford University, as well as a medical degree in 1942. During World War II, he served as an Army doctor and later as chief of an Army hospital.

He became chief resident at George Washington and Gallinger Hospitals in Washington, and later worked at veteran hospitals in Washington, Omaha, Neb., Chicago and Boston. He returned to Washington's Veteran Affairs Medical Center and served as chief of medicine from 1971 to 1978, teaching at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. From 1980 to 1984, he was director of gastroenterology at George Washington University.

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