Paul Daniel Hoeprich

Textbook Editor and Professor

Paul Daniel Hoeprich, 80, who was the original editor of Infectious Diseases, a leading textbook in the field for many years, died of complications of lymphoma Sept. 16 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had recently moved to Fairfax from Wilmington, Del.

Dr. Hoeprich edited Infectious Diseases: A Guide to the Understanding and Management of Infectious Processes, which was first published in 1972 and went through five editions.

He joined the newly formed medical school at the University of California at Davis as a professor of internal medicine in 1967 and served on the faculty for 28 years. He headed the school's infectious diseases section until he retired in 1995.

From 1957 to 1967, he was on the faculty of the medical school at University of Utah.

Dr. Hoeprich was born in Alliance, Ohio. He attended Harvard College on a scholarship and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1947. He served in the Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital from 1951 to 1953 and spent a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Muriel B. Hoeprich of Fairfax; four children, Martha H. Kennedy of Fairfax, Paul D. Hoeprich Jr. of San Diego, T. Eric Hoeprich of Amsterdam and Kurt L. Hoeprich of Encinitas, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.