In Memoriam (James Hines)
ï»¿James J. Hines, MD, associate professor emeritus of medicine, died May 17, 2005, of complications from several strokes. He was 78. A resident of Northfield, Illinois, the internist held a reputation as a problem-solver with a strong passion for medicine and an exceptional mechanical acuity. His excellence as a physician and role model helped inspire not only two of his sons but also one of their childhood friends to follow in his footsteps in entering the medical profession.
Born in Chicago and raised on the North Side, he met future wife Marilyn in high school. They married in 1950, the same year he graduated from Northwestern’s medical school. During the Korean War, he served two years in the Air Force, then completed his residency in internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital and eventually took over the private practice of his father, Laurence.
His faculty appointment at Northwestern began in 1979 when he became associate professor of clinical medicine. He continued contributing his services to the University until becoming emeritus a decade later. Dr. Hines also taught at Cook County Hospital. As a physician, he treated patients at St. Joseph’s, Evanston, and Ravenswood Hospitals. During the 1980s, he served as department chair of internal medicine at Ravenswood Hospital, then St. Joseph’s.
Survivors include his wife, four sons, three daughters, and 19 grandchildren.