Frederick Wilbur Thyng ’36

Frederick Wilbur Thyng ’36 died on October 28, 2004, in Biddeford, Maine.

Born on March 5, 1915, in New York City, he prepared for college at the Lindsey High School in Shapleigh and at Sanford High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1936, he was graduated cum laude from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1940, and for two years interned at Worcester (MA) City Hospital. He was on active duty in the U. S. Public Health Service from 1942 to 1967. The Public Health Service was part of the military service from 1942 until the end of hostilities of World War II. During that period, he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard for three years. After the war, he served in several field offices in Georgia until 1951. He did a residency in radiology at the U.S. Public Service Hospital in Staten Island, NY, from 1951 to 1954 and had a fellowship in radiology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York for a year, followed by 12 years at the U.S. Public Service Hospital in Boston as director and chief of radiology services. He retired from the Public Health Service after 25 years with the grade of medical director, and at the rank of colonel. In 1968, he received the Commendation Medal of Service from the U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General in recognition of his contributions to radiology and training programs in clinical medicine. After 1967, he had a private practice in radiology in Boston until 1982, when he retired and moved to Kennebunk. He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiology Society of North America, the New England Roentgen Ray Society, the American Trudeau Society, and the Tufts Millennium Club. He was married in 1936 to Wilma H. Gallant, who died in 2000, and is survived by a son, Dr. Frederick J. Thyng of Yarmouth Port, MA; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.