Sunday, September 17, 2023

Vic Fuchs (1924-2023)

My friend and neighbor Vic Fuchs, the dean of American health economists, passed away on Friday.  

He was just a few months short of 100, but in the last year he finished revising the third edition of his 1975 book,  Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice.

He bravely bore some physical ailments, but his mind remained sharp, and he was always a pleasure to talk to. (He used to joke "I'm in perfect health: my psychiatrist says its all in my body.")

He kept abreast of current events, and remained informed and concerned about the state of the health care system in the U.S., and democracy.

Vic Fuchs speaking at the memorial conference for Ken Arrow, Oct. 9, 2017


Update: here's a Stanford obit:
Fuchs’ influence and tireless devotion to the field of health care economics and the Stanford community spanned decades.
September 18, 2023 | Krysten Crawford

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