Dr. Robert H. Ebert, 81, who as dean of the Harvard...


February 01, 1996

Dr. Robert H. Ebert, 81, who as dean of the Harvard Medical School anticipated the direction that health care in America would take two decades later, and who founded the nation's first academic health maintenance organization, died of cancer Monday in Boston.

Colleagues and former students said that besides his professional and administrative accomplishments, Dr. Ebert's importance to medicine lay in the humanitarian concern he showed for his students and in preparing them to give high-quality care.

As the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at the medical school and then as its dean, he was credited with guiding the medical school through turbulent times in the 1960s and 1970s.

Harold H. Goldberg, 68, who for 14 years was the forceful chairman of the committees at Moody's Investors Service that rate the quality of corporate debt, died of cancer Monday in Connecticut.

Julian Werner Hill, 91, a research chemist for the DuPont Co. who made a key discovery that led to the development of nylon, died Sunday in Hockessin, Del.

Elizabeth M. Boggs, 82, founder and former president of the Association of Retarded Citizens, died Saturday in Camden, N.J. Founded in 1950 as the National Association for Retarded Children, the organization now has 140,000 members and 46 state chapters.

Herman Buchman, 75, a makeup artist who worked on films including "Twelve Angry Men" and "The Miracle Worker," died Saturday in Santa Fe, N.M. He was director of makeup at the New York City Opera before retiring to Santa Fe eight years ago.

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