Stewart, 88, the Oxford don who wrote 49...

J. I. M.

November 16, 1994

J. I. M. Stewart, 88, the Oxford don who wrote 49 mysteries under the pseudonym Michael Innes, died Saturday in Surrey in southern England, his agent announced.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. Stewart, a fellow of Oxford University's Christ Church College and professor of English literature, became one of Britain's leading mystery writers and maintained his dual career through most of his life.

As Michael Innes, he took his place in what is known as the Golden Age of detective fiction with the 1936 publication of "Death at The President's Lodging." The novel, set in Oxford as were many of his succeeding mysteries, introduced Inspector John Appleby. Appleby, unlike some serial protagonists, aged along with his creator, marrying, rising through the ranks to commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, getting a knighthood and eventually retiring.

Dr. Jules H. Masserman, 83, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who was a former president of the American Psychiatric Association, died Nov. 6 at his home in Chicago. Dr. Masserman retired from clinical practice in 1987 after settlements were reached in lawsuits by women who were former patients asserting that he had drugged and sexually abused them. He denied the accusations, and no criminal charge resulted.

Dr. C. Andrew L. Bassett, 70, an orthopedic surgeon and pioneer in the use of electromagnetism to heal bones, died Monday of a brain tumor at his home in Bronxville, N.Y. A native of Crisfield on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Dr. Bassett was professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Bassett reported in 1978 that electromagnetic waves could be used to heal fractured arms and legs. He developed devices that could be worn on arms or legs and generated an electric field to knit bones. His device, designed with Dr. Arthur A. Pilla, also was used to heal injured horses.

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