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Douglas Radford Shanklin

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Gainesville - Douglas Radford Shanklin (Nov 25, 1930) AB, MD, FRSM of NW 18th Terrace, Gainesville, died on November 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

He married Virginia McClure (of Tarpon Springs), settling in Gainesville in 1960 where he was an early faculty member at the University of Florida Medical School, in Pediatrics and Pathology.

He won "Best Teacher" award while at UF. He was a former member of the Alachua County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Society. Professor Emeritus at University of Tennessee, medical malpractice expert witness and forensic pathology consultant; instrumental in overturning several death row convictions in Florida.

He is survived by his wife and three of his five children, Elizabeth, John Carter and Eleanor, and three grandchildren. Donations can be made to The Michelson Lectures, Michelson Endowment, UTHSC Development Office, 62 South Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38163.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2013
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