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December 10, 1982

Hugh Hussey, MD, former JAMA editor, dead at 71

JAMA. 1982;248(22):2952. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330220012004

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Hugh Hudson Hussey, MD, editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association from Jan 1, 1970, until Oct 1, 1973, and editor emeritus until his retirement in 1976, was looking forward to toasting the start of JAMA's second century of publication in a few months.

But it was not to be. He died of metastatic lung carcinoma on Nov 6—less than a week before his 72nd birthday.

Almost until his death, Hussey continued to pursue what might be termed the "third phase" of his career. This was in Dallas, where he and his wife of 47 years, Wilhelmina Gude Hussey (who also worked at the AMA for four years on a scientific proofreading assignment), moved in 1976. One goal was to be near their son John Christopher (Kit) Hussey, his wife Jane, and two grandsons. (Kit Hussey, an American Airlines pilot, also has ties with JAMA, three of