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Retirement Furlough Set For U-M's Dr. Nesbit

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Retirement Furlough Set For U-M’s Dr, Nesbit

Reed M. Nesbit, internationally known urologist, will officially end his 44-year career at the University Medical Center on Jan. 1, 1969, at the end of a year’s retirement furlough.

The University Board of Regents approved his early retirement at its meeting Friday. The professor of surgery and head of urology at the U-M Medical School will be 70 on Dec. 8, 1968.

Nesbit became president of the American College of Surgeons Oct. 5. He holds the 1967 Ramon Guiteras Award, given annually by the American Urological Association for outstanding contributions in the field of urology. He was awarded the Benjamin Barringer Medal by the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons in 1966.

Medical School Dean William N. Hubbard Jr. reminded the regents of Nesbit’s many honors and added: “There are 76 former residents who count themselves most fortunate to have been close to Dr. Nesbit. Eighteen of his trainees have gone on to become urology chiefs at other medical schools throughout the world.”

The noted authority on genito-urinary surgery began his duties at the U-M in 1925 as an assistant resident in surgery, having completed his medical education at Stanford University. He has been chief of the urology section since 1930.

Nesbit’s scientific bibliography includes more than 150 publications. In addition, he has been a member of the U-M’s board-in-control of inter-collegiate athletics, a member of the advisory committee of the Mental Health Research Institute, a member of the board-in-control of University Hospital and chairman of the hospital executive staff. He is a former president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society.