Dr. Thomas E. Hunt, Jr., a long-time member of MedChi, The Baltimore City Medical Society, the Maryland Orthopedic Association, and the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, passed away on Christmas Eve. Please find his obituary here.
Dr. Hunt was the unofficial historian of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. In 2008, MedChi created the annual Thomas E. Hunt, Jr., MD Lecture Series to explore the intersection of medicine and history.
“Tom was the most honest person I’ve ever known,” said Dr. Allan D. Jensen, a friend. “In later years, we would be out driving and he would be the navigator, calling out where William Osler [one of the co-founders of Hopkins Hospital] lived.”
“My father was fascinated by the city and the people who live here,” said his son, James Hunt. “Though he was encouraged to move his practice to the suburbs after the riots in April 1968, he declined. Whatever the city’s problems, he didn’t think they would be improved by his leaving.”
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to The Center for a Healthy Maryland, care of MedChi. Please go to this link if you would like to contribute.
Dr. Hunt, an integral member of MedChi's History of Maryland Medicine committee, will be greatly missed by all of us.