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April 15, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Former DMS dean dies at 81

Former Dean of the Dartmouth Medical School Dr. Gilbert H. Mudge died on Monday at his home in Lyme, of complications from Parkinson's Disease. Mudge was 81 years old.

Mudge came to Dartmouth in 1962 and served as Dean of DMS from 1962-1965, said Hali Wickner, DMS Communications director.

He was also Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. Mudge retired in 1980.

"He was a man who had a great sense of humor, a very giving, generous person," said Dr. Roger Smith, former chair of the Pharmacology Department.

Mudge, a good squash player, preferred doubles squash to singles, because he saw it as a more friendly game, Smith said.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 19, 1915, Mudge graduated from Amherst College in 1936 and received an M.D. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, according to the press release. As a flight surgeon in the Ninth Air Force, Mudge also participated in the post D-Day fighting in Normandy, France, in 1944.

Mudge specialized in kidney and electrolyte physiology and helped found the Medical Advisory Board of the American Brewers Association, the press release states.

Memorial services for Mudge will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Lyme Congregational Church.

Mudge is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter, three grandsons and two granddaughters.