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Dr. Wyman Sloan Jr. Obituary

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SLOAN, Wyman, Jr. DR. WYMAN PLATT SLOAN, JR. Dr. Wyman Platt Sloan Jr., 89, died on July 15, 2009. He was born December 15, 1919 in McDonough, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta in 1930 and graduated from Druid Hills High School. Upon graduation he enrolled at Emory University where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Art. He then acquired his MD degree from Tulane Medical School. He was subsequently awarded a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic during which time he acquired a Masters in Science. During his fellowship, he authored, Local Complications of Ulcerated Colitis for which he would later receive a letter of commendation from Dr. Charles Mayo. The article has been recognized by the American Gastroenterology Association as one of the most influential articles written in its time. It was here that Dr. Sloan would meet his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Stehly Sloan. He returned to Atlanta in 1950 to begin his medical practice but was interrupted by a commitment to the US Navy and a tour in Korea. Upon fulfilling his commitment to his country, he returned to his family in Atlanta to begin what would be the passion in his life, delivering exceptional medical care for members of the Atlanta community. Dr. Sloan's Internal Medicine practice would be located at Georgia Baptist Hospital where for the next 41 years he built a reputation based on intellect and compassion. He was not only loved by those he served as their doctor but was also admired and loved by those he worked with and mentored. He was awarded the Georgia Baptist Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year so many times that the award would eventually be changed to bear his name. He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of The Mayo Society. To the dismay of many he retired in 1991. For the next 18 years he would devote his time to his family while continuing to read daily the changes in the world of internal medicine. He was an accomplished artist and sculptor and would make his daily trip to his gym until his 87th birthday. Dr. Sloan is survived by his six children: Stephen Sloan (Mollie), Dr. Wyman "Skip" Sloan III (Lynn), Scott Sloan, Anne Sloan, Holly Patton (Jimmy) and Carl Sloan (Dominique). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Spencer Sloan (Millie), Todd Sloan (Shelley), Casey Sloan, Stehly Patton, Kelly Patton, Thomas Patton, Luke Sloan, Evan Sloan, Easley Sloan and Shepard Sloan. Dr. Sloan will always be remembered by those he cared for his unmatched skills, his bedside manner and compassion that seemed to convey all will be OK and his business practice that often accepted a smile and a thank you or sometimes a sack of tomatoes for payment. His family will forever remember him for his many years of patience and nurturing and mostly for the twinkle in his eye that was always followed by a reassuring smile in the toughest of times. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at the home of Steve and Mollie Sloan on Monday, July 20th, 2009 between the hours of 5:00pm to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers you may send donations to Atlanta Hospice.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 17 to July 18, 2009
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