Prominent Salt Lake physician Arthur James McAllister died Aug. 21, 1988, in Salt Lake City. He was 68.

A well-known abdominal-surgery specialist, he had also served as team doctor for many University of Utah athletic teams. An avid athlete, Dr. McAllister was an all-state athlete at American Fork High school in his youth and went on to set a conference high jump mark as a member of the U. track team. He was named Utah Athlete of 1941.Dr. McAllister was a member of the first four-year graduating class at the U. Medical School. His service to the medical community was long and varied. He was involved in both research and lecturing at many medical schools. He served in leadership capacities with the Utah State Medical Association, Salt Lake Surgical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons.

Dr. McAllister was instrumental in establishing the internship and residency programs between the U. Medical School and local hospitals. The funeral will be Wednesday noon at 260 E. South Temple. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and one hour before to the funeral. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.