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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are  saddened
 3    to learn of the death of Dr. Philip Thorek; and
 4        WHEREAS, Dr. Philip Thorek was the son of Dr. Max Thorek,
 5    founder  of Thorek Hospital (previously known as the American
 6    Hospital of Chicago); Dr. Thorek received his medical  degree
 7    in  1930 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine;
 8    Dr. Thorek was a distinguished professor of surgery for  more
 9    than  fifty  years  at  his alma mater; he twice received the
10    school's highest teaching honor, the University  of  Illinois
11    College  of  Medicine  Golden Apple Teaching award, and wrote
12    five surgical textbooks for aspiring physicians; and
13        WHEREAS, Dr. Thorek was a fan of film and television as a
14    way to simplify medicine for the public;  Dr.  Thorek  wrote,
15    produced, acted, and was a technical consultant for more than
16    80  films  dealing with surgical practice and techniques; Dr.
17    Thorek was a recipient of the Golden  Minerva  Award  at  the
18    International Festival of Scientific Films; and
19        WHEREAS,  Dr. Thorek was a diplomat in the American Board
20    of Surgery;  a  fellow  in  the  International  and  American
21    College of Surgeons; and a founding member of the Association
22    of  Clinical  Anatomy;  he  was  a lecturer across the United
23    States and was preparing for his 49th consecutive lecture  to
24    the  Texas  Academy  of  Family Physicians at the time of his
25    death; and
26        WHEREAS, Dr. Thorek spent the last ten years  as  medical
27    director  and  chairman  of the board at Thorek Hospital; Dr.
28    Thorek is survived by his  wife,  Agnes,  and  his  daughter,
29    Phyllis; therefore, be it
31    OF  THE  STATE  OF  ILLINOIS,  that  we mourn, along with his
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 1    family, friends, and colleagues,  the  death  of  Dr.  Philip
 2    Thorek; may they find peace and comfort in this time of loss;
 3    and be it further
 4        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 5    presented to the family of Dr. Philip Thorek.

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