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Philip M. Lewis, M.D.
Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):677-682. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020677021.
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OBITUARIES  Ralph Orlando Rychener, M.D. 1897-1962.—In the sudden passing of Ralph Rychener from a cerebral hemorrhage on Feb. 12, 1962, medicine in general and ophthalmology especially lost one of its most loyal and able advocates.Ralph Rychener was born on March 1, 1897, in Archbold, Ohio, the son of N. J. and Emma Basinger Rychener. He attended the University of Michigan, receiving his A.B. degree in 1920 and his M.D. in 1922. After a 3-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Michigan Hospital under the late Dr. Walter Parker, he came to Memphis and entered practice with the late Dr. E. C. Ellett, a happy association and partnership which lasted until Dr. Ellett's death in 1947. His wife was the former Marion Hatch whose death occurred in 1959.Dr. Rychener soon made himself known in the city and state of his adoption. He became most active in various medical


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