Condolence & Memory Journal

I deeply regret the decease of Dr. Michael R. Murphy, a great scientist and leader in the field of bioelectromagnetics. Dr. Murphy visited my laboratory at the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, on November 4, 1998. Dr. Murphy gave an informative lecture on Overview of how US DOD deals with RFR health and safety (Research/Standard Setting). The seminar was organized co-sponsored by Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tokyo, URSI Commission K Tokyo Chapter, and the committee on biological effects of electromagnetic fields in the IEE Japan. We had fruitful discussions with Dr. Murphy about important issues in bioelectromagnetrics. After his seminar, Dr. Murphy enjoyed receiving his brain stimulation by transcranial magnetic stimulation with our figure-eight coil. Michael's arm and fingers involuntarily moved through space when his brain was stimulated. Dr. Murphy served well for the BEMS activities as the members of the Board of Directors and the President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS). I was honored to be awarded the d'Arsonval Medal in 2010 when Dr. Michael Murphy was the President of the Society. I admire Dr. Michael Murphy for his strong readership in both the BEMS and research activities at Air Force Research Laboratory at Brookes Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, USA. We lost a great scientist and leader in our world. I miss Dr. Michael Murphy's warm-hearted friendship and sweet smile.

Dear Janet and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the decease of Dr. Michael Murphy. Be heavenly consolation with you and your family.

Posted by Shoogo Ueno - Fukuoka, Japan - Friend   August 23, 2018

,Mike was a very good, loyal friend and colleague who was always supportive of me and my work no matter how controversial. However, he never let me get away with anything but provided his criticism with his unique sense of humor which took away the sting. He will be deeply missed by me and I am sure many others around the world.

Posted by Johnathan Kiel - Universal City, TX   August 19, 2018

Janet, Thank you for sharing Michael with us. Even if it was a short time. Tony and I enjoyed his fabulous company and his many talents. He taught us so very much. Prayers for you and your children and grand children. Much to you all, Tony and Raquel Flores

Posted by Raquel Flores - HELOTES, TX - Friend   August 12, 2018

We will always remember our last visit with Michael at the Candlelight with his sweet smile...Condolences dear Janet and Family.... Donna and Louie Walence...

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

David and I are very sorry to hear that Michael has died. We know that the past months have been difficult for you and your family and were hopeful that Michael would recover fully. Our thoughts are with you all.
Mary and David Stephenson

Posted by Mary and David Stephenson - San Antonio, TX - Friend   August 12, 2018

Janet, Shannon and Kevin...we are so saddened to hear of Michael's passing. Our warmest and caring thoughts are with you...what memories! Love from Russell and Brenda

Posted by Brenda Condra - Alpine, TX - Family   August 12, 2018

So sad and surprised to hear of Michael Murphy's sudden passing. Condolences to Janet Fearn Murphy and to Shannon, her children, and to Kevin, and his children. Rest In Peace, Michael. May Light Eternal Shine Upon You.

Posted by Ann B Cox - Colorado Sprigs, CO - Family Friend   August 11, 2018

Condolences to the family. He was an astute researcher and a fine person. He liked a book on hamsters I gave him one Christmas as it was out of print. He showed my kids around his hi tech lab which opened their eyes to science. He made his own pickles. He added a lot of fun to this world.

Posted by Shelley Clunie - Phoenix, AZ - Family   August 11, 2018