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Thomas Forsythe, MD, 89, of Warwick, RI, passed away on December 6, 2009.
Born in Scotland, he graduated summa cum laude in 1942 from Brown University and received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in 1945. Forsythe served his country as a flight surgeon from 1946 to 1949 and completed his residency in radiology at Rhode Island Hospital in 1953.
After completing a fellowship with the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Medicine in 1955, he organized and directed the first radioisotope laboratory in Rhode Island. In 1964, he treated the cases of nuclear radiation sickness resulting from one of the first nuclear plant incidents. Forsythe served as the acting director of the Department of Radiology at Rhode Island Hospital for three years. He was awarded a Fellowship in the American College of Radiology for his outstanding contributions to and service in the field of radiology in 1976. A beloved professor with a passion and gift for teaching, Forsythe was known for his engaging and humorous lectures.
He is survived by his wife, Filomena (Caputi) Forsythe, three children, Nancy Forsythe, Thomas Forsythe, Patricia Donnelly, and six grandchildren, as well as many friends and family.
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