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To a friend on his retirement: John Beach Hazard, M.D.

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JOHN BEACH HAZARD is doubly distinguished as Editor of the Cleveland Clinic Quarterly and Chairman of the Division of Pathology of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He joined the staff of the Foundation as its Chief Pathologist in 1946 and became Editor of the Quarterly in 1950. He relinquishes both posts at this time, after many years of productive and devoted service, to assume the role of elder statesman in an emeritus capacity.

Born in White Horse, Pennsylvania, and reared there and in Florida, “Beach,” as he is known to his intimates, received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and his postgraduate training in Pathology at the Mallory Institute, Boston City Hospital, under master pathologists Frank B. Mallory and Frederick Parker. While Beach was still a Resident in Pathology he married Mae Holly, whose understanding and support through the years have been a major influence in his professional success.

His early career as Chief Pathologist at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston was interrupted by a tour of duty as Chief Pathologist for the Fifth General Hospital, one of the Harvard Units in World War II, serving in the European Theater of War. The war years underscored the outstanding personal traits that have dominated Beach’s character: warmth, unassuming friendliness and simplicity, a passion for perfection in his professional duties, unusually wide knowledge in the field of medicine, quiet leadership, and devotion to service and the needs of patients.

As Editor of the Cleveland Clinic Quarterly he . . .


 

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