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Class of ’53

June 8, 2020

Dr. Alan Scott earned a bachelor’s in medical sciences from Cal and a medical degree from UCSF. The New York Times reported that he had “a surgical internship and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Stanford University. He was a founding member of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco and the institute’s senior scientist and co-director for over two decades. In 1978, Dr. Scott first injected the powerful paralytic Clostridium botulinum into the eye muscles of a patient who had undergone retinal detachment surgery that had left his eye pulled to one side. The procedure succeeded and refined one of the world’s deadliest poisons into a life-altering treatment. While his focus on the drug was always solely therapeutic, he was amused by its future use as Botox. Dr. Scott, who came to be called ‘Father of Botox,’ died on December 16, 2021, in Greenbrae, CA.” Jeanne (Young) Johnson, as she is about to enter her 90th year, sends warm wishes to classmates, especially of Oldenburg and Peixotto. She resides in Kirkland, Washington, and retired from the Edmonds School District as a high school teacher and principal. Family, traveling, golfing, and community activities have filled Jeanne’s life. 

Class Secretaries: Beth Mott, 14 Mariposa Dr, San Luis Obispo 93401,; Ollie White, 292 Hacienda Carmel, Carmel 93923,

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