Earl Barker, Medicine
Earl S. Barker, 83, associate professor of medicine
emeritus, died of chronic pulmonary disease
on April 30 at the Quadrangle in Haverford where he
had lived since his retirement in 1988.
native of Salt Lake City, he graduated from Penn's
School of Medicine in 1945. After serving in Wyoming
as a captain in the U.S. Army he returned to Penn,
interned at Philadelphia General Hospital, trained
in pharmacology and in internal medicine at HUP, where
he was an attending physician for the next 38 years.
Dr. Barker was specialist in nephrology. His extensive
research on the physiology of the kidney and fluid
and electrolyte balance was supported by grants from
the NIH. He was also an Established Investigator of
the American Heart Association. In 1999, he won the
A. N. Richards Award of HUP's nephrology section. He
was a member of The American Society for Clinical
Investigation, The American College of Physicians,
The American Physiological Society and The American
Society of Nephrology.
Penn Medicine, Dr. Barker organized and directed the
student course in Internal Medicine. In 1970 he became
the director of HUP's Diagnostic Clinic.
is survived by his brothers, Dr. Harold G. Barker,
and Dr. Clyde F. Barker, Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Goddard, Pediatrician
Dr. Katharine Evans Goddard, former clinical
associate professor in pediatrics and fellow in psychiatry,
died on April 29, at the age of 88.
Goddard was known for her research on Rh blood factor
incompatibility. She graduated from Germantown Friends
School and received her bachelor's degree from Vassar
College in 1938. She earned her doctorate in medicine
from Penn in 1943.
began working at HUP in 1945 as an assistant instructor
in pediatric medicine, became an associate instructor
in 1953 and in 1964 also became a Fellow in psychiatry
at the School of Medicine. In 1982 she became an adjunct
associate professor of pediatric medicine and in 1984
she was appointed a clinical associated professor in
Goddard was also a founder of the Chestnut Hill Pediatric
Group in 1947 and was president of the former Seashore
House from 1968 to 1982. She served on the boards of
the Elwyn Institute and Friends Hospital.
1952 she married Dr. David Goddard, provost of the
University from 1961-1971. He died in 1986. She then
married Dr. Jonathan Rhoads, professor of surgery and
provost emeritus (provost from 1955-1959) in 1989.
Dr. Rhoads died in 2002 (Almanac January
Goddard is survived by her son, Robert; stepsons, Jonathan
Jr., George, Charles, Philip and Edward Rhoads; stepdaughter
Margaret Kendon; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren
and numerous step-grandchildren.
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 13
at Germantown Monthly Meeting, 47 W. Coulter St., Philadelphia.
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