Thursday, January 19, 2012

In Memory of Eric P. Kindwall, MD, 1934-2012

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) executive director and hyperbaric medicine pioneer Dr Eric Kindwall died yesterday after long illness with cancer. He was 78. From the ACHM announcement:

His considerable contributions to hyperbaric medicine in education, publication, and organization of the field, are legendary. [He] was the founding chairman of the UHMS Committee on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and would later create the first hyperbaric medicine course to train doctors and nurses.... Dr Kindwall published the first textbook in hyperbaric medicine, thereby consolidating much of the world's literature into a practical reference.

Kindwall's family has expressed gratitude for all the well wishes he received from friends and colleagues in the past several months. See our 29 July 2011 post, "ACHM Saying Farewell to Father of Hyperbaric Medicine."

[Photo: ACHM]

1 comment:

  1. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has run a fine obituary on Dr Kindwall