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Author Topic: An Obituary I Hate To Report  (Read 851 times)

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Offline bear60

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An Obituary I Hate To Report
« on: March 11, 2008, 10:07:33 AM »
This morning it was announced that on Friday Dr. John Turner passed away.  He was THE physician in the 1990's who handled the biggest number of gay and HIV/AIDS patients in Philadelphia.
It was under his watch that promising vaccine trials were started here in the mid 1990's.
He was my physician at the time.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/obituaries/20080311_John_Turner__63__gay_physician_who_pioneered_AIDS_treatments.html
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Iggy

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Re: An Obituary I Hate To Report
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 11:19:49 AM »
I saw this in my reader and wondered just how many here on this board had knew him.

I've read great things about him and I'm certain that his loss will be felt by many.

Offline bear60

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Re: An Obituary I Hate To Report
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 03:06:27 PM »
Iggy
Thanks for commenting. It was people like this who made us have hope in the early days.  He made me feel less isolated and more hopeful that a cure was in sight. Just the thought that a prominent GAY physician was MY doctor was encouraging.
 Even though vaccinations have not proven to be successful, I was in the early trial here in Philadelphia. It was Dr Turner who suffered the most, I'm afraid, since his patient load was so big and he lost so many patients.
I am so sad.

Joel
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Offline mjmel

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Re: An Obituary I Hate To Report
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 08:31:30 PM »
John Turner was a good man who helped many of our brethren to endure this virus. And he offered hope.
I hope he soars in heavenly realms rich in the breath of God.

Mike

 


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