In Memoriam (Louis Boshes)
Louis D. Boshes, MD ’36, GME ’49, former professor of neurology and psychiatry, died November 9 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; he was 95. Dr. Boshes earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern in 1931, followed by his MD degree in 1936. He completed internship and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, joining the Feinberg School faculty in 1938. After serving in the Navy in World War II as a lieutenant commander, Dr. Boshes returned to the Northwestern faculty, where he remained until 1963. From 1963â78 he directed the epilepsy consultation clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he was professor emeritus of neurology. Until his death, he held appointments at Cook County and Michael Reese Hospitals as senior attending emeritus in neurology and psychiatry.
Author of more than 400 monographs, journal articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts, Dr. Boshes lectured worldwide. His lifelong interest in the history of neurology led him to establish the Rhea and Louis D. Boshes, MD, Lectureship in the History of Neurology at Northwestern and UIC. He also established the Natalie A. and Louis D. Boshes, MD, Library of the Neurosciences at each institution. In 1999 he received the Alumni Medal, the highest honor awarded by Northwestern to an alumnus. Dr. Boshes is survived by wife Natalie; daughters Arlene, Judy, and Renee; son Alan; and six grandchildren.