Thomas S. Perrin ’40

Dr. Thomas S. Perrin ’40 of Charlotte died May 2, 2006. At Davidson he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Alpha fraternity. He attended UNC Chapel Hill and then Johns Hopkins Medical School and graduated second in his class at each. In the fall of 1944, he entered the Army after interning a year at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served as battalion surgeon in combat in Germany and Austria and returned to inactive duty with the rank of major. He took a residency at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Boston and followed with a research fellowship in the field of antibiotics. He taught at Boston University and at Harvard, and in 1949 undertook further training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. In 1952, he married Jane Anderson of Shawano, Wisconsin, and they moved to Charlotte. He worked for a year as a resident in pathology at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He co-founded a medical practice with James M. Alexander, M.D., and Hugh D. Verner, M.D., which is now Mecklenburg Medical Group. Survivors include his wife, Jane A. Perrin, 3613 Havenwood Rd, Charlotte, N.C. 28205; daughters, Jane E. Perrin, Ph.D. and husband, William O. Cooke of Greensboro, N.C., and Katherine L. Perrin of Charlotte; grandsons, Thomas Perrin Cooke and William Winstead Cooke; numerous cousins; honorary daughter, Annette Harper; honorary grandson, Austin Harper; and close friends, Rosemary Lands and Lula Ashley.