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Maria de M. Ruehsen, gynecological endocrinologist
Maria de M. Ruehsen, gynecological endocrinologist

Dr. Maria de M. Ruehsen, a retired Baltimore gynecological endocrinologist who worked at Johns Hopkins Health System's Homewood Hospital Center-South, died Nov. 2 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta of bronchiectasis, a condition that damages the airways. Dr. Ruehsen, who was 82, had been visiting her son when she fell ill. "Dr. Ruehsen — Marita as I called her — was an outstanding medical student and later a physician. We both went to the USA as residents and we lived in the same place, Baltimore," said Dr. Marcio V. Pinheiro, who was a medical school classmate in Brazil. The daughter of Dr. Alfredo Peixoto de Moraes, a dentist and a poet, and Jandyra...