Union Leader Correspondent

Published Apr 4, 2012

HANOVER –The legacy of children's author and illustrator Theodor "Ted" Geisel lives on through his books and the movie adaptions that have followed through his pseudonym Dr. Seuss.

Today Dartmouth College announced it has renamed its medical school after Geisel, a 1925 Dartmouth graduate, and his wife, Audrey, cementing a philanthropic legacy for his birth.

Dartmouth Medical School, founded in 1797, will now be known as the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the college said in a press release Wednesday morning.

"Ted would be proud to have his name forever connected to one of America's finest schools of medicine ... a school that's doing much good in the world," said Audrey Geisel, who was married to Ted from 1968 until his death in 1991. "Given my background as a nurse, this moving gesture on the part of Dartmouth joins Ted's great love of his alma mater and my passion of caring for others through the practice of medicine."

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