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Frederic Theodore Jung, MD, characterized by colleagues as among
the last of the old-school multidisciplinary physician-scholars, died
at the age of 100 on July 1 in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill,
where he had lived since 1938.
Dr Jung was an American Medical Association (AMA) staff member from
1946—following his retirement from the Northwestern
University Medical School faculty—until his second retirement in 1963
(2 years after his wife's death) as an assistant editor of
JAMA in charge of abstracts and translations. He then returned
in a part-time role as consultant to the AMA's departments of health
education and of magazine relations and contributing editor of the
Association's (then) consumer magazine, Today's Health,
until 1974. Elliott H. McCleary, Today's Health editor in
the late 1960s, recalled that Dr Jung always
was gracious, highly knowledgeable in medicine and many other subjects, and the
classic scholarly physician of his generation.
Gunby P. Frederic Theodore Jung, MD. JAMA. 1998;280(23):2049. doi:10.1001/jama.280.23.2049
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