Howard Marshall Payne died at his home. 735 Trapelo Road. Waltham, Mass.. on September 9. He was to leave that morning to attend a public health convention in Toronto. When another doctor with whom he was to have made the trip arrived at his home he was found dead in bed.
Howie was a recognized authority on tuberculosis, and since 1958 had been superintendent of the Middlesex Sanitorium in Waltham. He published more than 50 medical papers on tuberculosis and drug therapy and was a founding member of the U. S. Committee of the World Medical Association. He was also a member of local, state and national tuberculosis associations, the American College of Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society. He was an assistant in medicine on the faculty of Harvard University.
Howie was born in Washington, D. C. on August 18, 1907. After graduating from Dartmouth he received his M.D. from Howard University in 1931. In 1953 he was elected to the Dartmouth chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He established his practice in Washington and also taught at Howard University Medical School. In 1936 he was awarded a year's fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. On his return to Howard University he became a professor in medicine and chief physician of the Freedmen's Hospital Chest Disease Service.
On September 8. 1934 he was married to Vivian Kern Blackburn, who survives him with their two sons. Howard Jr. and William. He is also survived by his father. John C; a brother. Dr. John C. Payne Jr '29, of Washington, and a sister, Mrs. Suzanne P. Lawson of New York City.