Thursday, April 25, 2013

Marion Krippaehne

We recently got word that Marion Krippaehne, M.D. passed away on April 15, 2013.

Dr. Krippaehne was an alumna of University of Oregon Medical School and a role model for many women students who came after her. She is shown in the mid-1940s photograph below in the center of  a group of medical students.

Dr. Krippaehne built her career at the medical school's outpatient clinic. She and her husband, William Krippaehne, M.D. were integral to medical education and hospital practice at the school for many decades. She was the mother of seven children, and active in a wide variety of community service organizations.

Dr. Krippaehne participated in the OHSU Oral History Program in 1999. A transcript and recording of her interview are available from the Main Library, or by request from HC&A.

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