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Memoir/Obituary

Gordon Campbell Brown
Regents' Proceedings 1169

The Regents of the University acknowledge with deep sadness the death of Dr. Gordon C. Brown, Professor of Epidemiology with the School of Public Health.

A native of Ohio, he earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Ohio State University in 1934 and 1935 respectively. He concluded his doctoral studies and received his Sc.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1942.

From 1935 to 1939, Professor Brown served as a research scientist with the Parke Davis Company. Following his doctoral studies at John Hopkins in 1942, he was appointed an Instructor in Epidemiology at the University. He rose to the rank of Assistant Professor in 1945, to Associate Professor in 1948, and finally to full Professor in 1955.

Professor Brown was an eminent virologist who was among the pioneers in the long and difficult battle against poliomyelitis. He coupled an immensely productive research effort with an equally impressive reputation as a teacher that won him the respect and admiration of his students and the acclaim of his colleagues throughout the world. His advice and counsel were sought on innumerable occasions by state and national Public Health agencies. He gave to all of his expertise and wisdom with unselfish dedication.

The Regents join the University community and especially his professional colleagues in mourning the loss of this distinguished scientist and humanitarian. They convey to his family their deepest and heartfelt sympathies.