In Remembrance: Cecil Coggins ’54 Died on September 19 2019

Cecil “Pete” Coggins died on September 19, 2019, at the age of 85.  A physician specializing in internal medicine and nephrology, he practiced in Boston and taught at Harvard Medical School for 40 years. 

A full obituary appeared in the Boston Globe on September 20, 2019.

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  • Jennifer Almquist
    Jennifer Almquist, 8:50am January 15 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Pete Coggins saved my daughter Christina's life. He was a great human being and an extraordinary doctor. In a routine physical exam of my 27 year old, very healthy daughter [former co-captain of the Hotchkiss track team/a sprinter!], Dr. Coggins heard something through his stethoscope that he did not like. He had discovered a theretofore undetected heart anomaly Christina had been born with. Her subsequent open heart surgery done at MGH was a complete success. Since then Christina married and gave birth to our dear granddaughter Jasmine. No one else ever heard the slight variation in her heartbeat that Pete Coggins detected. The morning Christina awoke from her heart surgery she found an index card with a tiny cloth heart glued to it with stitches drawn in pen, and a simple note from Dr. Cecil Coggins who now stars in the Pantheon of the gods that protect our children from harm. Thank you Pete, from the bottom of my heart, for saving our girl. Jennifer

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