Thursday, February 28, 2008

In memoriam: Richard T. Jones, MD, PhD (1929-2008)

This morning's Oregonian printed an obituary for Dr. Richard T. Jones, MD, PhD, who died Tuesday of liver cancer. It was just about a month ago that OHSU announced the renaming of the Basic Sciences Building to Richard T. Jones Hall; we posted a short article about Dr. Jones and his medical kin shortly afterwards.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jones a few times, since he had a great interest in the history of the university and in medical history generally. He had personally donated several items to the archives, including the materials in the Richard T. Jones Collection (Accession 1998-011), a portrait of E.S. West executed by Charles T. Dotter (Accession 2006-006), and many pieces for both the Historical Image Collection and the Medical Museum Collection. He was a kind and gracious man who embodied the best of the tripartite mission of OHSU, in healing, teaching, and research.

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