Memorial Service


ON June26, 1948, a memorial service for Dr. William E. Lower was held at the Cleveland Clinic. Mr. John Sherwin, President of the Board of Trustees, presided. The Tributes which follow were given by Dr. Winfred G. Leutner, President of Western Reserve University., Dr. Norman C. Yarian, former President and Chief of Staff of the Lutheran Hospital, Dr. Thomas E. Jones, Chief of Staff of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. William F. Braasch of the Mayo Foundation.

John Sherwin . . .

ON June 17, 1948, the last survivor of the four founders of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. William E. Lower, passed away at the age of eighty-one, having lived a full life devoted to the alleviation of human suffering and misfortune. Loved and respected by all those who had the privilege of coming within the sphere of his influence, he has left a host of friends and admirers in all walks of life who will miss his kindly word and helping hand.

His contribution to the advancement of his profession is well known to all its members. His contribution to the Cleveland Clinic, both professionally and through the part he played in guiding its progress from the concept of the idea to the present time, is evident in the character of the institution itself and in the indelible mark his personality has left on it.

This issue of the Cleveland Clinic Quarterly is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lower to permanently record the thougths and. . .



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