Thomas E. Jones, M. D.
ON Thursday morning, September 29, 1949, the Clinic was shocked by the sudden death of Dr. Thomas E. Jones. Dr. Jones at the time of his death was getting into his operating clothes in preparation for his usual, heavy surgical schedule. Although he belonged to many professional organizations and had served actively in many of them, only those who knew him closely could appreciate his devotion to his patients and to the cause of his profession.
Dr. Jones was born in Wales on April 1, 1892. He and his family came to this country while he was a small boy. He attended high school in Steubenville, Ohio, and Adelbert College of Western Reserve University. His medical degree was obtained in 1916 from Western Reserve University Medical School. He served in the Medical Corps of the field artillery in World War I. He was not married.
Dr. Jones was one of the original members of the staff of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation serving that institution continuously since February 1921. Patients, colleagues, and friends as well as the institution to which he contributed so much will suffer from his absence.