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Richard Landis ’46

Richard, a general practitioner who at his retirement in the ’80s was one of the few doctors still making “house calls,” died March 4, 2019.

Dick’s time at as a premed student at Swarthmore was interrupted by World War II and the need for doctors. He was sent to an accelerated program at the University of West Virginia, and completed med school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dick continued his military service through most of his medical career, retiring as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1975.

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