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Dr. Charles H. Read, Jr.

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I worked in Dr. Read's lab on growth hormone assays along with
Herb Hetzler and Dr. Duncan McMillan. Dr. Read was a kind and
caring person who was not only my supervisor but a friend. He
touched many lives, not only his many patients but all those that
were touched by his friendship.


Posted by: Sandra Little Hanson - Solon, IA - Coworker   Feb 25, 2016

Dr. Read was one of my best professors during my pediatric residency, 1971-74, and became my mentor in diabetes care. Dr. Read made sense of diabetes management and was far ahead of his time in emphasizing that control matters, establishing the constant carb diet, educating patients in their own management using a wholistic approach. As a pediatrician in Cedar Rapids, I continued my interest in diabetes care and established the Diabetes Camp in 1989 all with his support and encouragement. He had such vision in both endocrinology and photography, intellect, innovation and inspiration. I will miss him.


Posted by: Julianne Thomas, MD - Cedar Rapids, IA - Student   Feb 24, 2016

Charles helped us when we were very concerned about one of our grandchildren's growth. His reassurances meant years less of worry, and the knowledge that we had consulted with the best doctor our country has to offer, on behalf of our grandson. His death is a loss to the world.


Posted by: Lois Jecklin - Washington, DC - Friend   Feb 24, 2016

Dr. Read was an amazing person and set the gold bar for being a truly CARING doctor! In a nutshell, he saved my life because of his years of respectful caring and building a trusting relationship. I loved going to see Dr. Read b/c he spent so much time educating myself and my mother, spending an hour or more at each appointment with chalk in hand at a chalk board trying to explain the complexities of diabetes, for over 10

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Posted by: A friend   Feb 24, 2016

i have always had a great respect and affection for Charles and his work for over fifty years I have known him. He will truly assend


Posted by: Rudolph Galask MD - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 24, 2016

I first met Charles at North Dodge Athletic Club. I thought he was adorable and was always so upbeat and happy! Charles always had something to share about himself that I didn't know. I specifically remember being on the calf machine and him coming over and saying "you have great gastrocs!" He knew I was a nurse and would get his humor:)
I was also thrilled to see Charles at the Unitarian Universalist church when I joined a few years ago...he will be missed so much!!


Posted by: Shelly Kerr - Iowa City, IA   Feb 23, 2016

I served on the state board of the American Diabetes Association with Dr. Read back in the 70's. He was most helpful and encouraging to parents of children with Type I Diabetes. We have always been grateful for his leadership and assistance throughout the years. His contributions will never be forgotten by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of his patients and their families.


Posted by: Karl and Jan Moe - Waverly, IA - Acquaintance   Feb 23, 2016

Sorry to hear that Charles has past. It has been awhile since we have seem him, which is good for him. He was always a straight forward person and a pleasure to work for. He has lived a long life and made many friends. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Vic's Auto Body Repair - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 23, 2016

Dr. Read diagnosed me with Hyperthyroidism at age 9, when many other doctors thought my symptoms were ADHD. I was the youngest person he had ever seen with this condistion and he made me feel safe and cared for during this time. I will always remember him fondly.


Posted by: Kristin Cannon - Iowa City, IA   Feb 23, 2016

Charles is fondly remembered by me.


Posted by: Miles Weinberger - Encinitas, CA   Feb 23, 2016