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Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, psychiatrist and noted Alzheimer's researcher, dies

Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, psychiatrist and noted Alzheimer's researcher, dies

Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, a psychiatrist and former associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died July 14 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 67.

“He was one of those people who brought the Hopkins name to the nation,” said Dr. Paul R. McHugh, a Guilford resident and former chairman of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. “He had many promising years ahead of him, and I was so saddened to hear of his death. He was simply a wonderful psychiatrist.”

Frederick Warren Schaerf was born in...

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