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October 21, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(8):691-692. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920080093015

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Two recent letters sent us searching in the files of the Directory Department of the American Medical Association for information on actively practicing physicians who are 90 or more years of age. One letter was from Dr. J. Gillis Sanders, who wrote that his father, William Bryan Sanders of Troy, Ala., was making calls on his ninetieth birthday and, in fact, had been in his office at 8:00 a. m. The other letter was from Clarence A. Smith, editor of Northwest Medicine. Dr. Smith will be 90 years of age in January; in July he and Mrs. Smith celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. He has been editor of Northwest Medicine for 47 years. In 1937 Dr. Smith retired, after 50 years in active practice, and since then he has devoted his full time to the journal of the medical associations of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

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