Orville Horwitz, Medicine
Orville Horwitz, emeritus professor
of medicine and pharmacology, died
of peritonitis on January 28 at the
age of 93.
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
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
belonged to the American Heart Association
and was honored by the Pennsylvania
Medical Society in 1988 for practicing
medicine for 50 years.
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,
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Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 20, February 4, 2003