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Dr. Arthur M. Phillips Jr.


Dr. Arthur M. Phillips Jr., 92, died April 24, 2011. He was born in New York City and lived in Palm City for 20 years, coming from Warwick, R.I. He was in private practice for 30 years in Weirton, W.Va., in 1954. He established the first coronary care unit at Weirton General Hospital, where he was chairman of the Department of Medicine for 20 years. In addition, he was assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 1960 to 1983 and was a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine and cardiology at Rhode Island Hospital from 1947 to 1949 and was assistant chief of medicine at the Veterans Hospital in Providence, R.I., from 1949 to 1954. Upon retiring from private practice, he became the clinical professor of medicine at Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island, where he was awarded the Irving A. Beck Memorial Award in 1998 for dedication to patient care and scholarship in medicine. He authored numerous articles in the West Virginia Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine and The Journal of Occupational Medicine. He was a captain in the Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the Church of the Advent, Palm City, and practiced medicine at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Stuart for 14 years. He graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1940 and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris C. Phillips of Palm City; sons, Arthur M. Phillips III of Greene, N.Y., and Walter Phillips of Pittsburgh; daughter, Lynn Evert of Palm City; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, 417 S.E. Balboa Ave., Stuart, FL 34994. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie; and twin brother, Dr. Roswell Phillips of Spokane, Wash. Services: A private family service is planned for Rhode Island in the summer. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart. A guestbook is available at
Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 29, 2011
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