In Memory

Ruth Thompson (Lord) - Class Of 1917

Dr. Ruth M. Lord was Psychiatrist, Administrator

Dr. Ruth Meredith (Thompson) Lord, a psychiatrist, died August 1, 1991 at her home in Falmouth Foreside, Maine.  She was 91.

Dr. Lord was born and raised in California.  She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in physiology from the University of California at Berkeley and her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco.

She trained at state hospitals in Worcester and Northhampton, and, in 1936, became director of psychiatry at the Glenside Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Lord served there until 1959, when she became director of psychiatry at Danvers State Hospital.  She was also a staff member at Massachusetts General Hospital.  In 1967, Dr. Lord retired to Maine.

She was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the Maine Psychiatric Association.  She was a former president of the New England Society of Psychiatry and a member of the Maine Medical Staff Center in Portland.

Dr. Lord was the wife of the late Dr. Kendall B. Crossfield and the late Lindsay Lord.

She leaves two daughters, Priscilla Meredith Close and Lois Crossfield Ware, both of Fairfield, Connecticut; a step-daughter, Sylvia Bhagat of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Boston Globe, August 4, 1991