Calvin H. Chen
January 21, 2006
Calvin H. Chen, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., died peacefully on January 4, 2006 in Ashland after suffering a stroke at age 86.
Internationally renowned as a physician, psychiatrist, and scientist, the American Psychiatric Association honored him as a Distinguished Life Fellow in 2004. A man who worked in a wide range of fields, in the 1940&
39;s he participated on a research team that successfully developed treatments for a number of venereal diseases, including granuloma inguinale, that virtually eliminated these diseases from the continental U.S. In 1950, he accepted a position at Eastern State Hospital in Knoxville, TN. In the course of his four year stay, he became so interested in the subject of mind-body medicine that he decided to complete a formal psychiatry residency.
In December of 1954 Dr. Chen became a naturalized U.S. citizen. In January of 1955 he joined the psychiatry program at Northville State Hospital in Michigan. Over the next 28 years he served in many positions, including director of residency training, director of research, and assistant medical superintendent.
In the early 1970&
39;s his research with Dr. Pang L. Man on acupuncture anesthesia provided a more scientific basis for acupuncture that helped revolutionize the field. Reports on their work appeared in the and many other newspapers and journals. In 2004, Dr. Chen&
39;s son, John, published an account of his father&
39;s life, "Stranded Scholar from China: The Life of Calvin H. Chen, M.D.", in the journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America.
Dr. Chen leaves behind three children from his first two marriages: Mary, John and Elizabeth. His third wife, Joene McCoy, died on November 25, 2005. No services. Class=1000 John Bruce Anderson
He was born on July 5, 1934 in Elgin OR. Then he passed away on in Klamath Falls, OR. after a year battle with lung cancer. He was born to John "Fuzzy" Anderson and Sonia Anderson and grew up mainly in the Grants Pass area. He attended Grants Pass High School before serving in the Marines from 1951 to 1953. He married Joyce Taylor April 19, 1958 in Reno. Then he lived in Ashland, Eagle Point, and Klamath Falls. His occupations include Floor Coverings for 30 years, then went into logging for Hanscom and King and then motel maintenence until retiring in 1995.
Survivors include wife, Joyce of Klamath Falls, OR; son, Jim and wife Kathryn; and grandchildren, Caitlyn, Ryan of Kirkland, Wa; Jerry and wife Leah of Klamath Falls, OR; Jeff and wife Suzanne; grandchildren Sonja, Annie, and special little friend "Scout" of Klamath Falls, OR; daughter, Julie and partner Michelle Homer of Eagle Point, OR; brothers, Chuck and Pat of Petaluma, CA; Bob and Joyce of Waldport, OR; Dave and Cleone of Vernonia, OR; sister, Barbara and Dean Towne of Klamath Falls, OR; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son Jon Scott Anderson and sister Dolly Anderson.
Graveside services will be Saturday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park Medford, OR. Memorial donations may be made to High Desert Hospice of Klamath Falls.