Dr. James W. Bartlett, 75, psychiatrist,

March 29, 2001

Dr. James W. Bartlett, 75, psychiatrist, medical director

Dr. James W. Bartlett, a psychiatrist and former medical director of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., died Saturday at his Gibson Island home of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 75.

During a nearly 40-year career in medicine, Dr. Bartlett was associated with the University of Rochester Medical Center from 1952 until 1990, when he retired.

He was medical director of Strong Memorial Hospital from 1967 to 1983. He also had been professor of psychiatry and chairman of the University of Rochester's Department of Health Services and associate dean of its medical and dental schools.

He had been chairman of the board of the Hospital Association of New York State and chairman of the committee on medical education of the American Hospital Association, and had held various positions with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Born and raised in Roland Park, he was a graduate of St. James School in Hagerstown. He began his college education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but left during World War II to enlist in the Navy. He was a radio technician in the Pacific and was discharged in 1945.

He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1948 and a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1952.

A Gibson Island resident since 1990, Dr. Bartlett enjoyed taking evening classes at St. John's College in Annapolis and sailing the bay aboard the Tyche, a trawler.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Nancy Bieszad; two sons, Dr. John A. Bartlett of Durham, N.C., and Thomas M. Bartlett of Rochester; a daughter, Anne L. B. Blum of Potomac; and 10 grandchildren.

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