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In Memoriam (9) :

October 31, 2018

Drs. Nickey, Rossi, Fred Smith, Thannisch and Tottori







Margaret E. (Deirdre) O’Flynn Muster, M.D., FAAP, of Chicago, died July 26 of complications from lung cancer at age 84.

Laurance Nickey, M.D., FAAP, of El Paso, Texas, died Aug. 21 at age 87.

Steven Plax, M.D., FAAP, of St. Louis, Mo., died Sept. 4 at age 83.

Miriam F. Rossi, M.D., FAAP, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, died July 11 at age 81.

Fred G. Smith Jr., M.D., FAAP, of Durham, N.C., died Sept. 1 at age 90. He helped develop the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Renewal of Certification in Pediatrics and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review for Pediatrics programs. He was past president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and vice president of Special Programs at the ABP.

Thales H. Smith, M.D., FAAP, of Provo, Utah, died Sept. 11 at age 95.

George Thannisch, M.D., FAAP, of Lubbock, Texas, died Aug. 19 at age 89.

Mitsuo Tottori, M.D., FAAP, of Honolulu, died July 16 at age 89.

Paul H. Visscher, M.D., FAAP, of Bozeman, Mont., died Feb. 28 at age 94.

Samuel M. Wright, M.D., FAAP, of Roswell, Ga., died May 24 at age 95.

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