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William E. Connor, MD

William E. Connor, MD In Memoriam Arthur A. Spector ill Connor, a pioneer in lipid and atherosclerosis re- hyperlipidemia in patients with coronary disease and con- Bsearch, passed away in Portland, Oregon, on October 25 cluding with 2 papers that will be published posthumously in at the age of 88. This gracious and unassuming man was an 2010: one describing the effects of lutein on macular degen- innovative biomedical investigator, stimulating teacher, and eration and the other describing a diagnostic test for cerebro- compassionate physician. His scientific curiosity and courage tendinous xanthomatosis. His level of productivity is amazing to challenge existing concepts enabled him to make seminal considering that much of his work involved clinical investi- contributions to lipid metabolism and its role in cardiovascu- gation in a metabolic ward setting that required time- lar health and disease. consuming procedures like Bill completed undergradu- sterol balance. Among his ate studies at the University of many important research con- Iowa in 1942 and served in the tributions, 4 deserve special United States Army Signal mention. Corps during World War II. Bill first achieved national ac- After receiving his MD degree claim for his studies of human from the University in 1950, he cholesterol metabolism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Wolters Kluwer Health

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1079-5642
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1524-4636
DOI
10.1161/ATVBAHA.109.202705
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Abstract

In Memoriam Arthur A. Spector ill Connor, a pioneer in lipid and atherosclerosis re- hyperlipidemia in patients with coronary disease and con- Bsearch, passed away in Portland, Oregon, on October 25 cluding with 2 papers that will be published posthumously in at the age of 88. This gracious and unassuming man was an 2010: one describing the effects of lutein on macular degen- innovative biomedical investigator, stimulating teacher, and eration and the other describing a diagnostic test for cerebro- compassionate physician. His scientific curiosity and courage tendinous xanthomatosis. His level of productivity is amazing to challenge existing concepts enabled him to make seminal considering that much of his work involved clinical investi- contributions to lipid metabolism and its role in cardiovascu- gation in a metabolic ward setting that required time- lar health and disease. consuming procedures like Bill completed undergradu- sterol balance. Among his ate studies at the University of many important research con- Iowa in 1942 and served in the tributions, 4 deserve special United States Army Signal mention. Corps during World War II. Bill first achieved national ac- After receiving his MD degree claim for his studies of human from the University in 1950, he cholesterol metabolism.

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Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular BiologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2010

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