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Apr.4, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 10


Harrison McMichael ’50

Published in the Apr.4, 2012, issue

“Mac” died Nov. 20, 2011.

Born in Philadelphia, Mac came to Princeton from Lawrenceville. At Princeton, he was a member of Terrace and graduated with honors in biology. Though he graduated in 1951, he elected to remain a member of ’50.

Mac completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1956, midway through fitting in a year of graduate-level biology at Cal Tech. Following internship and residency in pathology, he served two years at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington as an Air Force captain. He then returned to the medical school, joining the faculty in 1961. He became an associate dean in 1969, beginning a 30-year tenure.

After his retirement, Mac enjoyed boating with his family and traveling worldwide with his wife, Blanche, whom he married in 1969.

We extend our sympathy to Blanche; his four children, Paul, Ellen, David, and Suzanne; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The Class of 1950

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Dr. Kenneth A. Bernhard 78 Says:

2012-04-09 10:23:09

As an alumnus of both Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, I have fond memories of Harrison McMichael. At Penn Med, we had a uniquely flexible curriculum, and Dr. McMichael was in charge of juggling the clinical rotation slots. He was well-known for helping the medical students schedule their rotations. Penn Med has a strong tradition of maintaining a warm and caring environment for the medical students, and Dr. McMichael went out of his way to help the student body. He'll be honored and mourned at both institutions.
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