In Memoriam (Joseph Calandra)

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In Memoriam (Joseph Calandra)

Joseph C. Calandra, MD ’46, PhD ’51, professor emertus of pathology, died March 3 at age 84. The Chicago native earned PhD and MD degrees from Northwestern and joined the medical faculty in 1938. Dr. Calandra founded Bio Test Labs, one of the nation’s largest independent testing labs during the 1960s and 1970s; his work was key in establishing levels of toxic substances found in commonly used products. Last October he participated in ceremonies at the school in which M. Sambavisa Rao, MD, became the first Joseph C. Calandra Research Professor of Pathology and Toxicology. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Patricia; two sons; two daughters; a sister; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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