|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1994|
Dr. Malcolm S. Allan, 83, of the Meadows and formerly of Longmeadow, a former gynecologist in the local area for many years, died Sunday in a Springfield nursing home.
He worked in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in Springfield from 1948 until 1986. He served as chief of staff at Wesson Women's Hospital, and as chief of gynecology at the former Springfield Hospital and at Wesson Womens Hospital.
He also was a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer and Mary Lane Hospital in Ware.
He also was an assistant professor at Tufts University Medical School.
Born in Montclair, N.J., he graduated from Bloomfield, N.J. High School. He graduated cum laude from New York University and from Tufts University Medical School.
He served his internship at Rhode Island Hospital from 1938-1940 and was a resident at Providence Lying-In Hospital, the former Boston Lying-In Hospital, and the former Free Hospital for Women in Brookline, both now part of Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston.
He served with the Army Medical Corps during World War II as an orthopedic surgeon with the 102nd and 7th General Hospitals in England and France, and was discharged with the rank of major.
He did pioneer work on the development of Papanicolau smear test at the Free Hospital for Women, which led to the establishment of its cytology department. He also published a landmark paper on ovarian cancer while a resident at the hospital.
He was a member of First Church of Christ in Longmeadow and the Longmeadow Country Club. He held memberships in professional associations including; Diplomat to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Inter-Society Cytology Council, the Hampden District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and was past president of the Board of the Hampden District Mental Health Clinic.
He also was a member of the Baker-Channing Medical Society in Boston, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, the Executive Council of Tufts Medical Alumni Association, and the Boston Obstetrical Society.
He leaves his wife, Eunice F. Allan; a son, Douglas S. of Longmeadow; a daughter, Wendy Allan-Johnson of Wilbraham; a sister, Janet Payson of Florida; and five grandchildren and a niece.
A memorial service will be held at the church later this week, and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Longmeadow Cemetery . There are no calling hours.
Dickinson-Streeter Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Western Massachusetts Chapter, 240 Main St., Northampton, Mass., 01060.
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