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Dr. William B. Schwartz dies at 86; renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher
Dr. William B. Schwartz dies at 86; renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher

Dr. William B. Schwartz, a renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher who later turned his attention to health policy and began sounding a warning in the 1980s that rising healthcare costs would force America to begin rationing medical care, has died. He was 86. Schwartz, an emeritus professor of medicine at USC, died March 15 at his home in Los Angeles of Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Tressa Ruslander Miller. The founder of the Division of Nephrology at what is now Tufts Medical Center in Boston in 1950, Schwartz served as its chief until 1971. He then became the medical center's Chairman of Medicine and physician-in-chief. From 1976 to 1992, the year he joined the...

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