Education: Goodbye, Messrs. Chips

Each year, U.S. colleges and universities must say goodbye to many a famed and favorite figure. Highlights among 1955's retirements:

The University of Rochester's George Hoyt Whipple, 76, Nobel laureate and for 32 years the kindly dean of the medical school. The son and grandson of physicians, Whipple earned his own M.D. at Johns Hopkins, worked for a while as a pathologist in Panama shortly after the start of William Gorgas' antimalaria campaign; after serving as a professor at the University of California, he went to Rochester in 1921 as head of...

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