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From the December 2000 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright 2000 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Charles S. Davidson, MACP

Charles S. Davidson, MACP, died on March 15, 2000. He was 89 years old and a resident of Truro, Mass.

Dr. Davidson was born in Berkeley, Calif., graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1934 and received a medical degree from McGill University in 1939. He served his residency at San Francisco General Hospital.

In 1941, Dr. Davidson began working at Boston City Hospital, where he remained for more than 30 years, treating patients, doing research and teaching under the auspices of Harvard University School of Medicine. He also traveled widely and taught in Japan and New Zealand. After World War II, he was part of a team that evaluated how to nourish concentration camp victims and retrained physicians who had been displaced by the war.

In 1973, Dr. Davidson became a senior lecturer of medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he continued to teach until 1998. He was active in environmental concerns in Cape Cod, where he also founded a medical center.

He received the AMA's Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition in 1991, and Harvard University endowed two professorships of medicine in his name. Dr. Masterson was elected to mastership in 1974.

Joseph L. Hollander, MACP

Joseph L. Hollander, MACP, a noted rheumatologist, died Jan. 7, 2000. He was 89 years old and a resident of Media, Pa.

Born in 1910, Dr. Hollander graduated from Cornell University in 1932 and earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1935. After a residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, he taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1946 until his retirement in 1978.

From 1946 until 1972, Dr. Hollander was chief of the arthritis section of the university's department of medicine. He also pioneered research on joint temperature variations, steroid therapy and the effects of climate on arthritis.

Dr. Hollander served as president of the American Rheumatism Association from 1961 to 1962. He was awarded Mastership in the College in 1972.

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