George N. Bowers Jr., MD, passed away at the age of 89 on August 16. Dr. Bowers served as AACC president in 1974, and was considered one of the leaders of his generation in the field of laboratory medicine. For 42 years, he served as director of clinical chemistry at Hartford Hospital, and impacted medicine through clinical chemistry at the local, national, and international levels by establishing laboratory standards and teaching post-doctoral fellows. He also published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, taught laboratory medicine as a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and was an expert panelist and chairman of numerous working groups as a member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry.
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