Dr. Arthur S. Hume Sr., a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at UMMC who directed the University of Mississippi Toxicology Laboratory, died Feb. 10. He was 91.
A native of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Hume served as a medic in the Korean War. After returning to the U.S., he continued his education, attending David Lipscomb College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi. He graduated from pharmacy school and worked as a pharmacist before obtaining his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology.
Hume was a researcher and teacher in the Department of Pharmacology at UMMC and served as director of the Mississippi State crime lab for 16 years. He then started the Mississippi Poison Control Center and served as its director for more than 20 years.
Hume returned to academic life as a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at UMMC and developed and directed the University of Mississippi Toxicology Laboratory. He was lead author and contributing author on multiple publications and research articles.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Parkway Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Parkway Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Poison Control Center, UMMC Development Accounting, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Memorial donations may also be made online at www.umc.edu/givenow.