In Memoriam (Oscar Davis)
Oscar F. Davis, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, died January 20 of cardiac arrest in his car in the parking lot of Northwestern Memorial Hospital after making rounds; he was 75. Dr. Davis held a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree in pharmacology (1952), PhD degree in pharmacology, toxicology, and experimental therapeutics (1954), and MD degree (1958) from Loyola University. During his internship at Michael Reese Hospital, he decided to pursue a career in psychiatry. He completed residency training at the University of Illinois and its Institute for Juvenile Research. Known for his positive, uplifting nature and tenacity for helping patients others had given up on, Dr. Davis joined the Northwestern faculty in 1969. A life member of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Society for Pharmacology, he lectured extensively and was the author or co-author of more than two dozen journal articles. Survivors include wife Doris; son Scott; daughters Elizabeth, Susan Brunner, and Karie; and five grandchildren.