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Hope to Award Honorary Degree
To Dr. Timothy S. Harrison

Posted October 27, 1999

          HOLLAND -- Hope College will award an honorary
  degree on Thursday, Nov. 4, to Dr. Timothy S. Harrison, who
  is professor emeritus of surgery and physiology at the
  Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
          He is being honored with a Sc.D. (Scientiae
  Doctoris) for his service in both the United States and
  abroad during his more than 40 years as a physician.  He is
  a 1949 Hope graduate.
          Harrison, who lives in Lebanon, Pa., will receive
  the degree during a dinner in the college's Haworth Inn and
  Conference Center.  Earlier in the day, he will be making a
  presentation during Hope's "Science Day" for high school
  students, as well as speaking with Hope pre-medical students
  and to the students enrolled in the college's First-Year
  Seminar on "Medicine, Faith, and Life."
          Harrison was a member of the surgery and
  physiology faculty at the Pennsylvania State University
  College of Medicine from 1975 until his retirement in 1993.
  He was previously on the surgery faculty of the University
  of Michigan Medical School, where he had taught since 1962.
          The son of medical missionaries, he has also held
  extended teaching appointments abroad.  From 1968 to 1971,
  he was professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at
  the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon.
  From 1985 to 1987, he was a visiting professor of surgery on
  the Faculty of Health Sciences at The Aga Khan University in
  Karachi, Pakistan.  From 1989 to 1993, he was in the
  Sultanate of Oman as a visiting professor with the Ministry
  of Health Hospitals and as an adjunct professor of surgery
  with the Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine in Al-
  khod.
          He is the author of 100 scientific papers and 29
  book chapters or books, including 1992's "Surgery for All:
  A View from the Developing World," written with seven co-
  editors and 33 authors.  His first publication was a study
  that he published in collaboration with his father, Dr. Paul
  Harrison, while still in medical school.
          Harrison was born in Kodikanal, South India, and
  raised in Bahrain.  After his mother Regina's death he moved
  to the United States and graduated from Holland High School.
  He majored in chemistry at Hope, and earned his M.D. in 1953
  at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore,
  Md.
          Prior to joining the University of Michigan
  faculty in 1962, he held appointments at the Johns Hopkins
  Medical School, Harvard Medical School and Yale University
  Medical School.  He was a clinical and research fellow in
  surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1956 to
  1957, and from 1959 to 1960 he was a special research fellow
  with Dr. U.S. von Euler at the Karolinska Institute in
  Stockholm, Sweden.
          While at the University of Michigan, he also
  served as a consultant in surgery with the Ann Arbor
  Veterans Administration Hospital and as a consulting editor
  in medical sciences with the Blaisdell Publishing Company.
  He is a member of numerous medical organizations.
          He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine
  Corps, serving as a hospital corpsman from August of 1945 to
  January of 1947.
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