James T. Cassidy, MU professor, 'father of pediatric rheumatology,' dies at 81

Sunday, January 22, 2012 | 7:41 p.m. CST; updated 10:25 a.m. CST, Monday, January 23, 2012

COLUMBIA — James T. Cassidy was so knowledgeable — and expected his students to be just as intelligent — that his former student can still remember sitting in the back of the room and hoping Dr. Cassidy wouldn't call on him.