Dr. J. Winthdrop Paebody Sr., former professor at Geogetown University and a founding member and past president of the American College of Chest Physicians, died Thursday at Kensington Gardens Nursing Home in Kensington. He Was 94.
After graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1914, Dr. Peabody served as an interm at the Tuberculosis Hospital at 13th and Upshur Streets NW.
Seven years after joining the hospital as an intern, Dr. Paebody was appointed its superintendent and medical director, and served, in effect, as the city's tuberculosis control officer.
Because the Tuberculosis Hospital and the tuberclosis ward at the old Gallinger Hospital, the predecessor of D.C. General, were overcrowded, Dr. Peabody pushed for the development of a facility at Glenn Dale Md. He was appointed general superindent of Glenn Dale in 1934, and held that post until his resignation in 1939.
Dr. Peabody was on the faculties of both Georgetown and George Washing universities medical school, eventually limiting his teaching to Georgetown where he was a professor of respiratory diseases.
Dr. Peabody was a member of numerous medical societies and organizations, including the American Colege of Chest Physicians the American Medical Association, the National Tuberculosis Association and the Washington Pan American Medical Association.
He recieved awards from the Colege of Chest Physicians the D.C. Tuberculosis Association, and in 1974, received a special community service award from the D.C. Lung Association, D.C. Throcic Society and Metropolitan Washington Coalition for Clean Air.
Peabody was an active parishioner for four decades at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington.
He is survived by two daughters. M. Naomi Peabody of Washington, and Sara Ann Wagner, of Chatsworth. Calif: a son, Dr. Joseph W. Peabody Jr.; 15 granchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Pulmonary Discase Research Fund at the Goergetown UNiversity School of Medicine.