Dr. H. W. Primakoff Internist for 60 years

October 16, 1990

A memorial service for Dr. H. William Primakoff, who practiced internal medicine for about 60 years, will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Memorial Auditorium of Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway.

Dr. Primakoff, who was 87, died Sept. 13 at his home in the Thirty-Nine Hundred Apartments after a long illness.

He was honored as a member of Union Memorial Hospital's distinguishing service staff about a year ago, after his retirement from practice. A member of the staff since 1932, when he served as chief resident, he also practiced at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and taught interns and residents at both.

Dr. Primakoff was a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

A native of Durham, N.C., he was a 1924 graduate of Duke University, where he earned a master's degree a year later. He received his medical degree in 1928 from George Washington University, and he moved to Baltimore after serving an internship at the Watts Hospital in Durham.

He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club and the Suburban Club of Baltimore County.

His survivors include a niece, Marjorie Schaeffer of North Carolina.

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