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Horace F. Martin MD�75, PhD, JD, died of lung cancer on April 11, 2010. He was 79.
Born an American citizen in St. Miguel, Azores, in 1931, he and his family moved to America and settled in Pawtucket in 1941. He graduated with a BS in science from Providence College in 1953, earned his master's in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island in 1955, and a PhD in biochemistry from Boston University in 1961. He received his MD from Brown University in 1975 as a member of the first class of Brown's renewed medical program.

Horace later attained his JD from the Southern New England School of Law in New Bedford in 1990 and a master's in public health from McGill University in Canada in 2000. He was a professor of clinical pathology at Brown and taught health science classes at Providence College and pharmacology at the New England School of Pharmacy in Boston.

For 30 years, Horace worked as the director of Clinical Pathology at Rhode Island Hospital. He wrote multiple medical textbooks and scientific articles. He was especially well known in the US and internationally for his efforts in normal values in clinical chemistry.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Florence J. Martin. Just before he passed away, Horace submitted a note to the MD Class of 1975's 35th Reunion memory book. He wrote that he was retired and enjoyed his seven children and watching his 15 grandchildren grow straight and strong.

Gifts in his memory can be made to St. Anthony's Church, 32 Lawn Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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