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Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician
Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at Provident Hospital and became friends. I met Dr. Kington and observed him in his office, where he worked late through the day seeing patients in a tough neighborhood and provided an excellent standard of care," said Dr. Keiffer Mitchell, an internist who has practiced in Baltimore for 43 years. "I was honored that he chose me to be his personal physician for more than 30 years. He was a gentleman and a scholar, and we both went to...

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