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Aisner, Mark, 1911-1999
Dr. Mark Aisner (1911-1999), M1935, was a well-known doctor and a clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine from 1946-1977.
Aisner first gained notoriety as an officer in the Army Medical Corps in World War Two. He was promoted to the rank of major and served as commanding officer and chief of the medical service at military hospitals in Europe. For his service he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
After completing his military service, Aisner began work as a clinical professor of medicine at Tufts, and acted as director of the course in physical diagnosis. Aisner, the author of numerous articles, also sat on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine from 1954 to 1973. During the late 1960's, Aisner chaired the Tufts Medical Alumni Association, and directed the 1968 Medical Dean's Day.
After his retirement from teaching in 1977, Aisner practiced primarily at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was named Massachusetts Internist of the Year in 1991, and received Tufts' first Lifetime Teaching and Achievement Award in 1999.
Aisner died of natural causes on October 16, 1999.
Source: VF, TJ
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