'Doc' West (1918-2014)

acs_webeditorJanuary 23, 2014

Another of our founding fathers has passed away. If you were active in ACS in the Midwest you likely knew personally -- or by reputation -- Dr. Clark West who was much admired for his passion and success at growing conifers from seed. He was fond of Thuja occidentals and there is a collection of his cuttings at the Rowe Arboreteum outside Cincinnati which he supported generously.

His cultivation of conifers wasn't surprising but what few of his ACS friends knew was that this modest man was a renowned medical research scientist who made significant contributions to the treatment of kidney disease in children.

ACS members are appending Comments to his obit.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dr. Clark West tribute

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davesconifers

I never knew 'Doc'.

I was impressed with the tribute that was provided by the ACS.

He contributed a lot to the hobby and I am sure he will be missed by many.

May he rest in peace.

Dave

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 11:44AM
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