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Gordon Watkins Douglas ’42

Published in Dec. 6, 2000, issue

Gordy died July 29, 2000, in Mantoloking, N.J. A renowned and highly respected obstetrician/gynecologist, he devoted his entire career to women's health care at hospitals in NYC. At the time of his death, he was professor, emeritus, at NYU's school of medicine.

Coming to Princeton from Catonsville [Md.] H.S., Gordy majored in biology and was a member of Cloister Inn. He spent two years in the air force during WWII and earned his MD at Johns Hopkins U. in 1945.

He was professor and chair of the dept. of obstetrics and gynecology at New York U. school of medicine and was director of obstetrics and gynecology at Bellevue Hospital from 1956-86. His colleagues said of him: "A superb surgeon, researcher, teacher, and true innovator in the field of women's health care."

To his widow, Jody; his sons, Gordon Jr. and Andrew; and his daughters, Laurel and Virginia, the class offers its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1942

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