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Obituaries

From the December ACP Observer, copyright © 2003 by the American College of Physicians.

Charles H. Hollenberg, MACP

Charles H. Hollenberg, MACP, a leading Canadian educator and researcher, died on April 8, 2003, at age 72. He was a resident of Toronto, where he had lived since 1970.

Born in 1930 in Winnipeg, Dr. Hollenberg got his medical degree from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 1955. He completed his training in internal medicine and endocrinology at Montreal's McGill University and at Tufts University in Boston.

Dr. Hollenberg joined the McGill faculty in 1960, doing clinical research in lipid metabolism. In 1970, he became chair of the department of medicine at the University of Toronto as well as physician-in-chief of the Toronto General Hospital.

He left both those positions in 1981 to become director of Toronto's Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, a position he held until 1993. In 1991, he also became president and chief executive officer of Cancer Care Ontario, serving as senior consultant there from 1999 until his death.

Dr. Hollenberg was awarded Mastership in 1983.

O. Currier McEwen, MACP

O. Currier McEwen, MACP, a former dean of the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, died on June 23, 2003. A resident of Harpswell, Maine, Dr. McEwen was 101.

An expert on rheumatic diseases, Dr. McEwen was also an internationally known horticulturist who specialized in hybridizing irises. Born in 1902 in Newark, N.J., he received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and served his residency at New York's Bellevue Hospital.

A member of the NYU faculty from 1932 to 1970, Dr. McEwen was dean from 1937 to 1955, taking time during World War II to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Having previously held teaching positions at what is now New York's Rockefeller University, he played a key role in getting the support of the Rockefeller family in establishing the NYU Medical Center, which opened in 1947.

Dr. McEwen received his Mastership in 1969.

Walter W. Point III, MACP

A former Governor for the West Virginia Chapter, Walter W. Point III, MACP, died on July 13, 2003, at his home in Charleston, W.Va. He was 81 years old.

Born in Charleston in 1921, Dr. Point graduated in 1945 from Boston's Harvard Medical School. He finished his residency in 1949 at Boston City Hospital and completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1951. He served on the faculty at Harvard before returning to Charleston in 1977 as professor of medicine for the West Virginia University Medical School. He held that position until his retirement in 1992.

As Governor for the West Virginia Chapter from 1983 to 1987, Dr. Point received the chapter's Laureate Award in 1987. He was awarded Mastership in 1992.

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