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Dr. Orville Horwitz, Medicine

Dr. Orville Horwitz, emeritus professor of medicine and pharmacology, died of peritonitis on January 28 at the age of 93.

Dr. Horwitz graduated from Harvard University in 1932 and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1938. He joined the Penn faculty in 1941 and was named professor of medicine in 1970 and professor of pharmacology in 1976.

He served in the Navy during World War II on Midway Island as a flight surgeon, returning to Penn after the war. Dr. Horwitz went to work for NASA in 1946 and established the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research in 1971. He was named emeritus professor of medicine and pharmacology at Penn effective 1979.

He belonged to the American Heart Association and was honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 1988 for practicing medicine for 50 years.

Dr. Horwitz is survived by his wife, Nataline Dulles; daughter, Marian Newhall Parmenter; sons George Dulles and Jonathan; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 20, February 4, 2003