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Dr. Margaret P. Brian, physician

Dr. Margaret P. Brian, physician

Dr. Margaret P. "Peg" Brian, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at her home in Sacramento, Calif.

The longtime Riderwood resident was 98.

A daughter of a businessman and an artist, Margaret Paxson was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1931.

After graduating from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., in 1935, she earned her medical degree in 1939 from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia.

She completed her obstetric residency at the old Women's Hospital of Maryland, which is now part of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and a residency in...