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Hinsdale cardiologist and past president of the American Heart Association, dies

Dr. James Alan Schoenberger, 92, a cardiologist who was a past president of the American Heart Association, died of emphysema Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Vi nursing home in Palo Alto, Calif., said his son Karl.

Dr. Schoenberger was born in Cleveland and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1941. At the university’s medical school, he earned a medical degree in pathology in 1943. He served in the Army medical corps, and from 1945 to 1946, he was stationed in Japan.

He returned to Chicago, and taught and conducted research at his alma mater and then at the University of Illinois. In 1954, he contracted polio and barely survived, his son said. He went into private practice in west suburban Hinsdale but eventually returned to research full time, his son said.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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