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A William Randolph Lovelace Fellowship in Aerospace Medicine has been established by the Aerospace Medical Association to honor the memory of the prominent space medicine official who was killed recently in a plane crash.
William Randolph Lovelace, II, MD, and his wife died Dec 12, 1965, when an airplane he had chartered crashed near Aspen, Colo. He was 57 years old.
Dr. Lovelace was director of space medicine in the Manned Space Flight Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and president of the Lovelace Foundation for Medical Education and Research—an Albuquerque, NM, institution with continuing interest in biological and medical problems associated with the airnuclear space age.
The physician headed a section of surgery in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, from 1941 to 1946.
In 1940, with the late Walter M. Boothby, MD, and Arthur H. Bulbulian, MD, both of the Mayo Clinic, he received an award for
William Lovelace Fellowship Established. JAMA. 1966;195(4):46. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100040020008