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Hugh Fitzpatrick, MD, Dies.—Dr Hugh F. Fitzpatrick, Director of Surgery at St Luke's Hospital, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, died there on Aug 21, 1980, after a brief illness. Dr Fitzpatrick was a professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Clark Professor of Surgery at St Luke's Hospital Center-Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Under his guidance and leadership, active clinical programs in cardiac surgery and renal transplantation were established and have continued to flourish. He fostered and encouraged the development of the Surgical Research Laboratories at St Luke's Hospital. A graduate of