A Report from the DeanIf the Division of the Biological Sciences andSchool of Medicine are to progress instead of simplyendure, change is necessary. That change is gener­ally translatable into expansion of facilities and pro­grams, affiliations and goals.Several recent developments have important andencouraging implications for the kind of progresswe feel is needed in a world calling for and needingmedical services and knowledge much faster thanthey can be produced.THE FACT THAT A NEW Veterans AdministrationHospital may well be constructed adjacent to thehospital complex raises questions about our rela­tionship to it. This is also true of the announceddecision of the American Medical Association tomove its Institution for Biomedical Research to TheUniversity of Chicago campus and the very defi­nite possibility that George Beadle will head thatinstitution after he leaves the Presidency of theUniversity later this year.At the same time, the Medical School curriculumis undergoing significant changes, in part becausestudents are coming in with a greater backgroundin the basic sciences.The third year in the medical curriculum is nowdevoted entirely to an introduction to clinical medi­cine. The fourth year, has undergone a radicalchange, now devoted entirely to individually ar­ranged studies to meet the needs and interests ofthe students. The first two years of medical schoolare now under careful review in the light of theseand other changes in medicine today.An M.D.-Ph.D. program is also expanding toproduce scientists who can be leaders in academicmedicine. The rigorous program for outstandingstudents begins in the summer before the studentbegins medical school and continues for six orseven years in association with the basic sciencedepartment involved.THE DIVISION HAS ALSO recently begun a majorexpansion in the area of research and training inpopulation genetics and evolutionary biology... Throughout this change, we have become in­creasingly aware of our social responsibility andmajor moves are being planned to explore the Uni­versity'S role in finding effective means of bringing2 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINmedical knowledge and care to the majority ofAmericans.We must recognize and respond to current medi­cal problems, including that of bringing medicalcare to unserved groups and dealing with the in­creasing economic difficulties of medical' care.All of this brings forth possibilities we will con­tinue to explore, but there is one major happeningwhich has directly measurable implications.The University is engaged in a three-year fundraising program in which the medical alumni willbe vitally involved. A $500,000 drive for unre­stricted funds which The Medical Alumni Fundhas launched under the able direction of Dr . WalterL. Palmer is. the key to eventual success of thechanges I have outlined.Leon O. Jacobson, '39, DeanDivision of the Biological SciencesCONTENTS2 A Report from the Dean4 News Shorts6 Parkinson's Disease: First, a Scuffling Foot and a Gentle Tremor9 Modern Medicine Awards for Faculty, Alumni10 The A. J. Carlson Animal Research Facility12 The Development of Academic Surgery in Chicago20 News Highlights26 Alumni, Faculty NewsBULLETIN OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOLOF MEDICINE, DIVISION OF THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES950 East 59th StreetChicago, Illinois 60637Volume 23SPRING, 1968No.1Editor: Stuart M. Kaminsky; Associate Editor: Virginia M. Snodgrass; MEDICAL ALUMNIASSOCIATION: Edwin M. Miller, Rush '13, President; Richard L. Landau, Vice-President;Edward S. Lyon, '53, Secretary; Eloise Parsons Baker, Rush '25, Treasurer; Katherine T.Wolcott, Executive Secretary.Cover: OR. RICHARD A. WEAVER, '54, Assistant Professor of Medicine, is in charge of the Electro­encephalographic Laboratory where brain wave activity is used to detect and diagnose destructivediseases of the brain, particularly brain tumors. The laboratory is under the supervision of theSection of Neurology headed by DR. SIDNEY SCHULMAN, '46, Ellen C. Manning Professor ofMedicine.MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN 3NEWS SHORTS• • • Plans are being discussed for the development of a 500-bed VeteransAdministration Hospital contiguous to the present medical complex • • •The American Medical Association has voted to relocate its basic scien­tific research institute (Institute for Biomedical Research) on the Uni­versity campus. University President GEORGE W. BEADLE has been men­tioned as a possible director • • • CHARLES R. GOULET, Superintendent ofthe Hospitals and Clinics, has been named President of the Chicago Hos­pital Council and also is serving a second term as a member of the boardof directors • • • 26 of the world's leading cancer research scientists re­ported their latest findings at a University symposium on biochemistry ofcancer.• • • The Kresge Foundation has made a grant of $100,000 to developthe Cardiology Center, a part of the University's medical complex.IRVING B. HARRIS and NELSON R. HARRIS have made a similar contri­bution for this project. Located in Billings Hospital, the center is oneof the most advanced facilities in the world for the treatment and studyof heart disease • • • The University's hospitals and clinics and theCenter for Health Administration Studies have agreed to a regularexchange of administrative personnel and students in hospital adminis­tration with St. Thomas' Hospital, London, England, a 1,2 50-bed teach­ing hospital affiliated with London University.• • • The John A. Hartford Foundation has provided a grant of $158,631to support three years of biochemical study into the process of virusinfection of bacteria. The research is being done by EARL A. EVANS, JR.,Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry; Roy P.MACKAL, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, and MRS. DON VILLAREJO,Assistant Professor of Biochemistry • • • The creation of the first bio­logically active artificial DNA was announced at Stanford University.The scientists were DR. ARTHUR KORNBERG of Stanford and DR.MEHRAN GOULIAN, now an associate professor in the departments ofMedicine and Biochemistry at The University of Chicago.• • • The Student Health Service Mental Health Clinic has been given$100,000 by University alumna CHARLOTTE ROSENBAUM, to do researchon contemporary ideologies on youth and their relationship to identityformation. The clinic is headed by DR. JOHN T. KRAMER, Associate Pro­fessor of Psychiatry. The program will be directed by JOHN H. SIMS,Assistant Professor in the College and in the Department of Psychiatry."" MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN• • • A three-year study into the origin and development of hyalinemembrane disease will be directed by DR. DOUGLAS R. SHANKLIN, Pro­fessor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Pathology. The project isbeing supported by a $237,513 grant from the John A. Hartford Foun­dation of New York City • • • A historic reference collection of 22,000pathology slides for use in diagnosing gynecologic malignancy has beenacquired by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Purchaseof the collection was made possible by a $14,000 gift from the CancerResearch Foundation, headed by MAURICE GOLDBLATT.• • • The Woodlawn Pediatric Clinic, opened last summer, now fur­nishes medical care and is active in the fields of preventive care andhealth education for area residents. Medical director of the clinic isDR. JOHN D. MADDEN, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics • • • Approxi­mately 200 physicians from throughout North America attended a Janu­ary conference on Aggressive Management of Coronary Artery Disease.The School of Medicine and the American College of Cardiology spon­sored the event under the direction of DR. FREDERICK C. KITTLE, Pro­fessor of Surgery.• • • Three of 13 scientific investigators studying the ability of Eskimosto thrive in a hostile climate are on the Chicago faculty. They includeDR. ALBERT DAHLBERG, Research Associate in Anthropology and ActingDirector of the Walter G. Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic; DR. BENSONE. GINSBURG, the William Rainey Harper Professor of Biology, andDARREL BOCK, Professor of Education and Psychology • • • An unre­stricted grant of $5,000 has been received from Research to PreventBlindness, Inc., (RPB) for the intensification of eye research in theSchool of Medicine.MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN SParlcinson's Disease ...First, a Scuffling Footand a Gentle TremorFirst, there is a scuffling of the foot while theperson is walking.Then there is a sense of heaviness in an arm orleg followed by a gentle tremor in one hand. Hand­writing becomes small and difficult to read. Speechis blurred. Chewing is difficult. Movement becomesan effort, although unexpected emergencies maybriefly move the victim to quick motion.Generally, however, his steps are short and jerkyand he walks along with his trembling hands andarms in front of his body.Through it all, the victim of Parkinson's disease(paralysis agitans) retains an unhampered intellectand senses.No one knows the cause of this relatively commonillness, but at The University of Chicago, as at otherinstitutions, physicians and other scientists are ex­amining the disease and seeking both its cause andtreatment.At The University of Chicago, research involvessuch diverse areas as surgical technique, examina­tion of a little-known substance in the brain, studieson the value of predisease training, and a probe ofthe blood-brain barrier which may hold the key todrug treatment of the disease.SURGERY AND EXAMINATION of surgical techniqueto relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease arebeing carried on by Dr. John F. Mullan, Professor ofNeurosurgery and Head of the Department of Sur­gery's Section of Neurosurgery. Using a techniquedeveloped about 15 years ago, Dr. Mullan operateson as many as a dozen patients each year.In the surgical procedure, Dr. Mullan insertsneedles deep into the basal ganglia of the brainwhere damage from the disease is centered. Thisdestroys brain tissue which is out of balance andinhibiting normal function."Such surgery," he explained, "can help control a6 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINpatient's tremor and somewhat relieve his stiffness,but it doesn't really affect the weakness which is thedisease's crippling-manifestation."An exploration of the possibility 'of restoring func­tion and motion is being undertaken by MichaelE. Goldberger, Assistant Professor of Anatomy. Re­search on animals has produced evidence that dam­age from Parkinson's disease and other maladiescreates the relatively unexplored condition of im­balance within the nervous system which might becorrected by surgery, drug therapy, and possiblyeven training of the victim.THERE SEEM TO BE, he explained, nerve tractswhich excite and others which inhibit. Followingbrain damage destroying such tracts there appearsto be a predominance of either inhibitory or excita­tory influences, for movement can then be improvedby subsequent destruction of other tracts. This, pre­sumably, brings about a more balanced system.Goldberger hopes, in one aspect of his work, topinpoint more specifically the location of nervetracts responsible for excitation and inhibition ofmovement. These tracts could then be more selec­tively destroyed in monkeys neurosurgically.In another aspect of his work, conducted undera career development award, Goldberger is studyingmonkeys to determine how predamage and post­damage training and/or surgical destruction of tractshelps certain brain-damaged monkeys overcome theimbalance and restore normal function.He has found that monkeys trained to performtasks normally lost in damage lose less ability thando untrained monkeys.A substance which may be related to this im­balance is being investigated by Dr. Robert YatesMoore, '51, Associate Professor of Medicine, Anat­omy and Pediatrics, and Dr. Alfred Heller, '60,Associate Professor of Pharmacology.About eight years ago, according to Dr. Moore, aViennese physician named Oleh Hornykiewicz dis­covered that victims of Parkinson's disease have alow amount of dopamine in the basal ganglia andrelated nuclei of the brain which are affected by thedisease. Normally, these areas of the brain containlarger amounts of that substance than any otherareas.Dr. Hornykiewicz and others have observed thatinjections of a substance into the body which pro­motes production of dopamine gives temporary re­lief of symptoms to patients with Parkinson's dis­ease.IN AN EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND this phenomenon,Drs. Moore and Heller are examining the mechanismof the central nervous system that controls the for­mation, release and metabolism of dopamine.Their particular goal is to provide a model in ani­mals which simulates the disease in man and thenDR. JOHN F. MULLAN, Professor ofNeurosurgery and Head of theDepartment of Surgery's Section ofNeurosurgery, has been examiningsurgical techniques and using surgeryto relieve the symptoms ofParkinson's disease.to proceed in investigating the value of surgery anddrug treatment in controlling dopamine production.Through their efforts to date, sponsored by theNational Institutes of Health, they have demon­strated one pathway which controls the content ofdopamine in the basal ganglia.The research effort, which has been in progressfor almost seven years, is part of a larger programto study chemicals which transmit informationfrom one nerve cell to another. It is possible, accord­ing to Dr. Moore, that dopamine is such a chemicalbridge or neurological transmitter."Basically," said Dr. Moore, "we want to learnmore about how the nervous system is put togetherMEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN 7Parkinson's Diseasein the hope that an increased understanding of thenormal brain and nervous system will lead to anunderstanding of disease states such as Parkinson'sdisease."Dr. Lloyd J. Roth, '52, Professor and Chairmanof the Department of Pharmacology, and his col­leagues have been studying the manner by whichthe blood-brain barrier controls or inhibits the pas­sage of drugs into the brain. By using radioactivelylabeled drugs and autoradiography, it has been pos­sible to show that such penetration can be influ­enced and selectively controlled.Treatment with carbon dioxide, convulsive agents,and physiological stimulation such as light andsound have caused significant alterations in specificbrain areas. The search for drugs and other agentshaving such action is being continuued, he said."It isn't beyond the realm of possibility," he pre­dicted, that a method may be found which willmake possible the selective control of the barrier ina manner that might be of value in Parkinson'sdisease. This would be accomplished by raising thelevel of an anti-Parkinson's drug in areas of ·thebrain which would ameliorate the distressing symp­toms of this disease.By studying the brains of cats andother animals, DR. LLOYD J. ROTH,Professor and Chairman of theDepartment of Pharmacology, andhis colleagues have been examiningthe manner in which the blood-brainbarrier controls or inhibitsthe passage of drugs into the brain.MICHAEL E. GOLDBERGER,Assistant Professor of Anatomy, workswith monkeys to explore the possibilityof restoring function and motionto victims of Parkinson's disease.8 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINDR. ROBERT H. EBERT, '42DR. DWIGHT J. INGLEDR. HENRY S. KAPLAN, Rush '40Modern Medicine Awards for Faculty, AlumniA faculty member and two alumni of The Uni­versity of Chicago have been selected to receivell1 odern Medicine 1968 Awards for DistinguishedAchievement.The awards are presented to ten men each yearby Modern Medicine magazine with nominationscoming from medical school deans, leaders of med­ical organizations, and members of the magazine'Seditorial staff.The awards are presented "to the men who makethe great discoveries in medical science, to the menwho apply them in practice, and to their teachers."One 1968 recipient is Dr. Dwight J. Ingle, Pro­fessor and former Chairman of the Department ofPhysiology.In its award citation, Modern Medicine statedthat "when cortisone was isolated in 1935, knowl­edge of its biologic activities might have been de­layed had it not been for the work of a young physi­ologist. Dr. Dwight ]. Ingle, then a fellow at theMayo Clinic, had developed his studies of the mus­cular activity of adrenalectomized rats into a highlysensitive assay test."WITHIN 24 HOURS after he received the firstsamples of cortisone from Dr. E. C. Kendall, hedetermined that the agent was biologically active,"his citation continues. "Investigators elsewhere hadconcluded that it was not."The citation states that "by 1936 Dr. Ingle hadsucceeded in making the first experimental dem­onstration of the adrenal atrophy that occurs inresponse to overdosage with cortisone or other ste­roids."Turning to Dr. Ingle's diabetes research thecitation states that in 1938 while working at theCox Institute of the University of Pennsylvania he"made the first experimental demonstration of ste­roid diabetes-an abnormality in carbohydratemetabolism produced by overdosage with adrenalsteroids in animals without pancreatic defects. "Inlater work, he also developed the concept of a per­missive role of the adrenal hormones in certain met­abolic responses."Dr. Ingle's research on the role of the adrenalcortex in causing the adaptation diseases is alsocited.ANOTHER RECIPIENT FOR 1968 is Dr. Robert H.Ebert, '42, Dean of Harvard Medical School.The former professor of medicine at The Univer­sity of Chicago is described in the citation as aman "whose career as a medical researcher andeducator is a happy demonstration of the achieve­ments to which such a development of one's naturalgifts can lead."The third University of Chicago recipient is Dr.Henry S. Kaplan, Rush, '40, Professor and Exec­utive Head of the Department of Radiology atStanford University.Dr. Kaplan is cited for "his introduction of anew type of supervoltage device, the linear accel­erator" and for his "introduction of supervoltagethinking to the once static field of radiology.""Dr. Kaplan," the citation continues "has beenwidely honored for his adaptation of the linear ac­celerator to medicine, for his pioneering work inradiobiology and for his application of supervoltageand electron beam therapy in neoplastic disease."MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN 9DR. A. J. CARLSONTheA. J. CarlsonAnimalResearchFacility1n " r: n I r: A I A I II" N I RilL L r: TINA key facility in the University's teaching andresearch programs in the medical and biological sci­ences will be the A. J. Carlson Animal ResearchFacility, now under construction.It is named for Anton Julius Carlson, distin­guished professor of physiology, who died Septem­ber 2, 1956, after 52 years at The University ofChicago.The two-story building is underground and willoccupy the quadrangle between Billings Hospital tothe south, Abbott Hall on the north, and the Chron­ic Disease Hospital on the west.The total area will be approximately 76,000square feet and the building will be air-conditionedand maintained at a constant humidity, The "roof"will be a landscaped terrace within the quadrangle.The lower level of the building is designated pri­marily for rodents and monkeys while facilities forsome 250 dogs, 150 cats and an unestimated num­ber of other animals will be located on the upperlevel.Other facilities on the upper level will include asmall veterinary clinic for sick animals, comparativepathology laboratory rooms, biochemistry and he­matology laboratories and a suite for physiological­pharmacological procedures. A six-place operatingtheatre designed for teaching surgical techniqueswill be available for special surgical projects whennot in use for instruction.DR. JOHN H. RUST, Professor of Pharmacology,will be the director of the facility. Dr. Rust, whoalso is a veterinarian, is well known for his researchon the effects of radiation on animals and has beenconcerned for many years with the scientific andpractical aspects of the care of laboratory animals.In choosing to name the facility for Carlson, theUniversity recognized his deep concern about thewise and humane use of laboratory animals in re­search-a concern reflected in the modem facilityunder construction.A Swedish immigrant who arrived in the UnitedStates in 1891 at age 16, Carlson rapidly learnedEnglish and helped repay his brother for his passageby working as an apprentice carpenter on Chicago'sSouth Side.During this period, he met a Swedish Lutheranminister who convinced the youthful immigrant tocontinue his education. Carlson enrolled at Angus­tana College in Rockford and was awarded a bach-The A. J. Carlson Animal Research Facilitynow is under construction undergroundbetween Billings Hospital and Abbott Hall.7 Ielor's degree in 1897 and a master's degree in philos­ophy in 1898.He intended to become a clergyman himself andtook a church in Montana but later resigned to con­tinue his career in science. In 1903, he received aPh.D. degree in biology from Stanford University.It was in 1904, at the age of 29, that Carlson at­tracted the attention of The University of Chicagowith his research on what caused the heart to beat.Using the horseshoe crab, he proved that the beatbegins in the nerve, then triggers the heart muscle.His research at Chicago covered many areas andamong his many achievements was the discoverythat hunger is automatic and independent of appe­tite.He held honorory degrees in law and science fromseven universities and colleges and, in acknowledge-ment of his contribution to medicine, the AmericanMedical Association conferred a distinguishedservice award on him in 1946. The University ofChicago took note of his special achievements in themedical field by conferring an honorary doctor ofmedicine degree on him in 1952.While Carlson was insistent about high stand­ards of care for laboratory animals, he was equallyinsistent about the need for animal research andfought several sharp-tongued battles with early anti­vivisectionists."If a man isn't worth more than a dog," he com­mented, "then our efforts to improve man are inerror."As usual, he made his point and animal researchcontinued and has contributed significantly to theadvancement of medical knowledge.MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN 11NICHOLAS SENN in his surgical clinic with an expectantaudience, and an expectant patient.The Development ofAcademic Surgery in Chicago *12 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINBy C. FREDERICK KITTLE, '45, Professor of Surgeryand Head 0/ Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryAcademic surgery in Chicago has resulted fromthe synthesis of many efforts and various conditions.Changing concepts in medicine and medical edu­cation during the past hundred years, the rise ofthe Midwest from an unsettled frontier to a popu­lous industrial region, and many restless individualswith energy, intellect, and talent devoted to surgeryhave combined to establish surgery in its presentposition. Perhaps we should begin with the city it­self.Originally an army fort, Chicago became organ­ized as a village in 1833; by 1836 it was a vigorous,prosperous community of 3,000 people. Its size in­creased rapidly; peopJe came from everywhere andfrom all directions. They arrived across the lake bysteamboat, around the lake by wagon and a semi­weekly stage, and from the west. For the newcomersit was a battle through mud, for the city had beenfounded on swampy ground, and there were no rail­roads or good wagon trails. The city, such as it was,was composed of flimsy, hastily constructed woodenhouses. The sidewalks were duckboards and in rainyweather the muddy streets became impassable. Theprincipal thoroughfare, Lake Street, often had signsstating, "No bottom." Little wonder that the In­dians had named it Chicagou, their word for wildonion. However, the country was fertile, a canalhad been planned to connect Lake Michigan withthe Mississippi River, and its citizens felt an air ofdestiny. They predicted rapid, continued growth forChicago, and already in 1836, the legislature inVandalia had been petitioned for a city charter.Only recently a young doctor, Daniel Brainard(1812-1866), had arrived from the East, nearlypenniless, his only possessions the Indian pony thathe rode and what he carried in his saddlebags. Twoyears before he had graduated from Jefferson Med­ical College. He represented the type of medicalman urged to the West by the twin spurs of ambi­tion and a love of adventure. Quickly his willingnessto work and surgical skill won him the respect andpatronage of these early settlers. As he recognizedthe need for medical education in this area, Brainardand a Dr. J. C. Goodhue asked the state govern­ment for a medical school charter. It was granted in1837, several days before the city charter for Chi­cago was issued.As an easterner, it was only natural that Brainard* The 1967 Presidential Address of the Society of Univer­sity Surgeons. Edited for this publication by permission ofthe author.should think of naming his new school after Ben­jamin Rush. There was inspiration in this name. In1776 Rush had been chairman of the committeewhich reported to the Continental Congress that thecolonies should separate from the British Crown.He was a signer of the Declaration of Independenceand later Professor of Medicine at the University ofPennsyl vania.With the many problems of any new city, it wasnot until 1843 that Brainard and his associates wereable to begin classes at Rush Medical College. Six­teen weeks comprised the term of instruction. Thedegree, Doctor of Medicine, required three years ofstudy with "a respectable physician" followed bytwo terms of lectures. Austin Flint was one of thenotables in the early faculty at the Rush MedicalCollege. Here Flint formulated many of his ethicaldoctrines that were later incorporated into theAmerican Medical Association Code of Ethics. Soonother medical schools began in Chicago, such asLind University, later known as Chicago MedicalCollege, and finally Northwestern University Med­ical School.DANIEL BRAINARD'S CONTRIBUTIONS to surgeryand medical education won him fame throughout theentire United States and Europe. His death duringa cholera epidemic in 1866 closed a remarkable ca­reer as an organizer of a great medical school, anactive combatant in the front line of disease, and awestern pioneer. He embodied the frontier charac­teristics of self-reliance, courage against nature,originality, manual dexterity, and industry.At Rush he was succeeded as Professor of Sur­gery by Moses Gunn (1822-1887) from the Univer­sity of Michigan. Gunn had been a well-known sur­geon in the Civil War, serving with General "LittleMac" McClellan. Possessed of high standards andan inquiring mind, Gunn was an excellent teacherand proved a worthy successor to Brainard. Duringhis career Gunn trained many surgeons, amongwhom were Charles T. Parkes, John B. Murphy,Louis L. McArthur, Malcolm L. Harris, ArthurDean Bevan, Albert J. Ochsner, and a host of others.The great fire of 1871 destroyed a large part ofChicago; it reduced Rush Medical College to rubbleand twisted iron. The students were scattered amongthe myriads of homeless citizens. However, no moredauntless spirit could have existed and within a fewdays, classes were resumed at Cook County Hospitalwhere they continued until several years later whena building became available.In the first half of the nineteenth century, sur­gery was a measure of last resort. Disease was con-ME 0 I CAL A l U M N I 8 U L lET I N 13Academic Surgerysidered part of a generalized process. When an ill­ness was recognized as arising in a specific organ ortissue, then surgery might be employed as a rem­edy. Slowly modern surgery began to evolve duringthe latter half of this century. The discovery ofanesthesia expedited the utility of surgery; theconcept of localized disease aided this utilization.The almost simultaneous appearance of ether andchloroform brought thousands to the operating roomwho otherwise could not have been induced to come.American medicine tended to ignore the theoret­ical aspects of disease in the search for effectivetherapeutic measures. This was particularly true onthe western frontier where trauma, rampant infec­tons, and epidemics were so devastating. Experi­ence was the test of practitioners; little was saidabout their book knowledge. It can be noted thatthe abstract theory of a germ cause of disease at­tracted little attention in America, although thepractical results of Lister's surgical -antisepsis ex­cited the interest of physicians and surgeons alike.Credit for introducing antisepsis into Chicagogoes to Edmond Wyllis Andrews ( 1821-1904). Aversatile surgeon and scientist, a graduate from theUniversity of Michigan Medical School where heremained for a time as a demonstrator in anatomy,and a notable surgeon in the Civil War, Andrewsvisited London in lU6. There he was greatly im­pressed by Lister and the new technique for anti­sepsis. Returning to Chicago he tested the carbolicspray and found it effective in reducing wound in­fection. To him the spraying seemed clumsy andOne of Chicago's main streets about 1837 when a citycharter was issued for Rush Medical College.unnecessary, and he substituted washing the woundwith a carbolated water followed by a carbolatedoil and collodion dressing. His modification of Lis­ter's methods was published in 1869.One problem of medical schools in this era wasthe training of women in medicine. This should beviewed against the background of attitudes andbeliefs to which women were held during the latterhalf of the nineteenth century. They were consid­ered mentally and physically inferior to men.However, by 1869 women were accepted in med­ical school, although the male students at one schoolpetitioned after a year that they not be allowed.This attitude of prudishness was not confined tomedical men alone. One individual offered his bodyfor dissection to the Rush Medical College withthis stipulation: "I desire that my remains shall bepreserved from any indignities ... and that no fe­male medical students shall work over me."During most of the nineteenth century physicianslacked the hospitals, laboratories and clinics neces­sary for effective clinical investigation. Funds forinstitutes for this type of endeavor were scarce,from both public and private sources. However,physicians looked askance, and persistently so, atany attempt at governmental support of research.Wealthy patients did not consider a hospital as theplace to be when sick, preferring, and justly so, toremain at home. Wealthy individuals also were fre­quently oriented toward the building of churches orto church-supported charities, rather than to med­ical institutions. The result of these factors was acontinued dependence on Europe for the funda­mental discoveries constituting progress in surgery.Perhaps the greatest problem of medical schoolsat the turn of the century was the rapidly increasingnumber of inferior, poorly equipped, inadequatelystaffed institutions which were empowered by lawto grant medical degrees. There were schools of alldescriptions and the number continued to increase.Many were nothing more than diploma mills whichmade no pretense of giving a student more than themost superficial indoctrination.THE CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER MEDICAL SCHOOLS andtheir regulation had its beginnings in 1905 when theAmerican Medical Association appointed a Councilon Medical Education and Hospitals. When thiscouncil was formed only five schools in the UnitedStates, one of which was Rush, required two ormore years of preliminary college training as a con­dition of admission. There were then 158 medicalschools in the United States annually granting 5,600degrees. Chicago, with its many diploma mills, wasproperly termed "the plague spot of the country."The A.M.A. Council undertook ·an investigationof medical schools with the intent of grading themand attempting their improvement. In 1908, theCouncil sought approval and publication of its sur­vey by the Carnegie Foundation, since it was be­lieved that a report issued by a disinterested foun­dation would command a greater degree of respect.The Carnegie Foundation needed no convincingof the necessity for a "report regarding the sad stateof medical education, but decided that its own re­search project under the direction of Abraham Flex­ner would be better. The Flexner Report, publishedin 1910, became an invaluable aid in the fight toraise the level of medical education.One consequence of the Flexner Report was anincrease in the merging of medical schools and uni-versities. The association of Chicago Medical Schooland Northwestern University came first in 1891,but the union between Rush and The University ofChicago was more significant. When this was doneone of the initial changes was the transfer of fresh­man and sophomore medical classes at Rush to TheUniversity of Chicago ten miles away, where in­struction in the basic sciences was received fromfull-time professors. President William Rainey Har­per was thus one of the first to separate the pre­clinical aspects of medicine from the practical side.Perhaps of greatest importance was the exposure ofmedical students during their study to a universityenvironment.From the very first President Harper had plannedfor a medical school with a full-time staff whose mem­bers would devote their main energies and time touniversity activities without the necessity of seekinglivelihoods in private practice. In this he was sup­ported greatly by his Professor of Anatomy, Frank­lin Mall who later left for Johns Hopkins carryingwith him great enthusiasm for the full-time system.This concept was later enunciated by Lewellyn F.Barker, Professor of Anatomy at The University ofChicago, in 1902: These men should, (( ... like otheruniversity professors give their whole time and en­ergy to the work of the university, to teaching andto investigating the hospital. . . . They should bewell paid by the university. They should not engagein private practice."One year later (1903) Frank Billings, then Deanof Rush, in his presidential address for the Ameri­can Medical Association, titled "Medical Educationin the United States," spoke in a similar vein:" ... the hospital should be constructed with adefinite idea of teaching students and of making re-JOHN 8. MURPHY in 1910 concludes a discussion of surgery in the amphitheater of Mercy Hospital.Academic Surgerysearches into the nature, cause and treatment of dis­ease .... With such hospitals it would be necessaryto choose the professor of medicine, of surgery, andof obstetrics, with competent assistants, of the sametype as the teachers of fundamental sciences. Theyshould give their whole time to the work of teachingand to original research in the hospital."In these changing concepts of medical education,medical research, and the phenomenal growth ofChicago as a metropolis, there were numerous sur­geons whose influences have been important andha ve combined to fashion the background for ouracademic surgery today. Chronologically, the firstof these was Christian Fenger (1840-1902). WhenDrs. Will and Charles Mayo were asked the great­est influence on their medical education, they un­hesitatingly answered, "Christian Fenger." Accord­ing to Dr. James B. Herrick, ce ••• Fenger taught all16 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINof us. He taught John B. Murphy, Nicholas Senn,A. J. Ochsner, Dean Lewis, Ludvig Hekteon, andL. L. McArthur .... He brought scientific medicineto Chicago. He was an excellent pathologist. He wasa surgeon too, but my God, how slow he was andhow clumsy. He knew his stuff though but he wasnot a good speaker. He could stammer in sevenlanguages. He had a low mumbling voice and hiswords were often lost in his whiskers. But whatcame through was well worth listening to."At various times Fenger was Professor of Surgeryat the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Chi­cago Medical College, Northwestern University, andRush. The Mayo Brothers often traveled to Chicagosolely to attend his clinics and considered him tohave had the greatest influence on their medicaleducation. "Pathology is the work upon which sur­gery is founded" was a statement Fenger nevertired of repeating.Surgically he pioneered operations on the lungsand the kidney, and was the first in Chicago to per­form vaginal hysterectomy. In his talks he regrettedthe failure of the public to provide funds for med­ical study, the low standard of preliminary medicaleducation, and the public prejudice against autop­sies. His purposeful industry and interest in pathol­ogy developed a form of practice in which the meas­ure of success was intellectual honesty rather thanfinancial return.One of Fenger's best friends and contemporarieswas Ncholas Senn (1844-1908). A graduate ofNorthwestern University Medical School and anintern of Cook County Hospital, Senn returned toMilwaukee to practice surgery, chiefly because thiswas where his family had settled after his birth inSwitzerland. In Milwaukee he soon achieved popu­larity as a surgeon, but most important, he begananimal experiments in a basement laboratory (thereis a plaque in Milwaukee marking this site) where,using a variety of animals-and to mention only afew of his projects-he did fundamental work in airembolism, the cicatrization of blood vessels, and thesurgical treatment of intestinal obstruction. Despitethe demands of a busy practice he always foundtime each day to do some experiments and anatomicdissections.After postgraduate training in Munich he wasappointed Professor of Surgery at Rush, and forseveral years filled this position by commuting fromMilwaukee. His teaching was characterized by acombination of the practical American and the logi­cal, analytical German. He excelled as a diagnosti­cian and was notable for his surgical courage andinquiring mind. For example, to test the hypothesisthen suggested, that cancer might be transmissibleby direct inoculation, he transplanted bits of carci­noma tissue into his own forearm.His experimental work on abdominal surgerymade him foremost in this field and his research inintestinal perforation, particularly in gunshotwounds, added greatly to this subject. A prolificwriter of 316 books and articles, he also traveledextensively, and served in the Spanish AmericanWar with distinction. He is well remembered for hismonographs on "Surgery of the Pancreas," "Sur­gical Bacteriology," "Intestinal Surgery," and "Sur­gical Treatment of Tumors." He enriched the med­ical education of his day by his surgical knowledge,his ability to impart it to others, and his continuedexperimental research in surgical problems.Perhaps the most brilliant and best known ofFenger's students was John Benjamin Murphy(1857-1916). Many surgeons considered him thegreatest operator of his day. A man of boundlessenergy and aggressive self-reliance, Murphy be­lieved that any goal could be achieved with pushand determination. Murphy also came from Wiscon­sin. As a son of poor Irish settlers he knew the stingof poverty and his medical education at Rush cameabout only with much scrimping and starving. Afterinterning at Cook County Hospital he studied inGermany for almost two years and then returned tolecture in surgery at Rush.His first notoriety came with the Chicago Hay­market Square Explosion of 1882 where he workedthroughout the night and following day on the manywounded. Because of his efforts and first-hand ex­periences he was asked to testify at the subsequenttrial. The publicity given to his testimony on behalfof the state as to the nature and extent of thepolicemen's wounds aroused the first of many criti­cisms about him.In 1892 came his report of a new method foranastomosis in the gastrointestinal tract using theME 0 I CAL A L U M N I 8 U L LET I N. 17DALLAS B. PHEMISTER served 23 years as chairman ofthe Department of Surgery and helped revolutionizesurgical education from the 1930's through the 1950's.Academic Surgery"Murphy button." An entire new field of surgerywas opened. Immediately he was besieged with hon­ors and invitations to speak, many from foreigncountries, and again his colleagues, even NicholasSenn, were irked by his popularity. Meanwhile hisstudies on surgical problems of the abdomen, bonesand joints, and blood vessels continued. ProbablyMurphy, more than any other of his contemporaries,championed early operation for appendicitis.He was among the first to investigate the causeand treatment of peritonitis following appendicitis,the causes and various forms of ileus, surgery ofthe lungs and the nervous system, infection of thebones and joints, suturing of arteries and veins, arti­ficial pneumonothorax with nitrogen, and numeroustypes of intestinal anastomoses.For his outspoken criticisms of fee-splitting, anattempt was made to impeach him while he waspresident of the Chicago Medical Society.In his A.M.A. presidential address he pleaded formore community effort and support to improve thehealth of the people. He mentioned the problems ofmedical research, defending 'those who wished toexperiment on animals. Finally he voiced his own18 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINthoughts about medical progress: "The physicianor surgeon is not in competition with the averagestandard of the medical qualification of his time.The standard is the line dividing mediocrity andincompetency of varying degrees from knowledgeand efficiency. . . . The ideal of medicine . . . mustbe the stimulation of individual exertion to the high­est degree and the establishment of a standard, theattainment of which should be the one great desireof every person or member of our profession, eachto assist the other in his profession, each to assistthe other in his progress upward. Advancement isretarded by the failure of the individual to utilizeand avail himself of opportunity. We are all spend­thrifts of time; we all overlook great opportunities."These were and are strong words, evident of nobleaspirations, and as valuable today as they were then.Perhaps the most famous story about Murphy in­volves his care of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelthad been on his way to deliver a fire-and-brimstonespeech to the Bull Moose party when he was shot,but despite his wound insisted on continuing.AFTER DELIVERING HIS TALK, Roosevelt went toChicago. J. B. Murphy met the train first and treatedthe president uneventfully and successfully. Thebullet had hit the thick manuscript of Roosevelt'sspeech, a package of letters, and a heavy spectaclecase� and then had entered the chest wall near theright nipple without penetrating the chest wall. Thepublicity gained by Murphy. in treating the Presi­dent was criticized by many who possibly wishedthey might have had the same opportunity.With the First World War the dependency ofAmerican medicine on German research clearlyended. German laboratories were no longer popular.Numerous were the pleas for developing great re­search centers, and this was true in Chicago. North­western University was provided with a new cam­pus for its medical, legal, and commercial studies;The University of Chicago built a new medicalschool on its South Side campus, and the Universityof Illinois improved Its medical over-all facilities.Cook County Hospital consolidated a number ofnearby institutions to increase its value and utility.The size and central location of Chicago attractedmany national professional organizations to the city.One of the greatest impacts on academic surgery,and certainly in Chicago, was the appointment in1925 of Dallas Burton Phemister (1882-1951) asProfessor of Surgery at The University of Chicago.An outstanding figure in a period when revolution­ary advances were being made, his long and distin­guished career was devoted to the experimental as-pects of surgery, and he sustained this inquiringand progressive attitude throughout his life.Born in Southern Illinois, he attended the firstfull-time preclinical class of Rush taught on TheUniversity of Chicago campus. After an internshipat Cook County and one year of private practice atLaGrange, Illinois, he went to Vienna to study path­ology. There he began one of his major lifelong con­suming interests, bone pathology. On return to Chi­cago he became an assistant to Arthur Dean Bevanand held the Nicholas Senn Fellowship. He servedin France during World War I.From a professorship at Rush he was asked tobecome chairman of the department at The Uni­versity of Chicago, as a full-time member. For hisstaff he sought men whose primary interest andtraining were in research and investigation. Hemolded surgery in accordance with what he con­sidered the enlightened concepts of the day. Phem­ister minimized a formal curriculum for surgicalstudents, believing that the fullest possible use ofpatients gave better results. No patient was tooexclusive to have a student assigned to study hisillness. As much as possible he encouraged patientresponsibility by the resident staff and thus insureda high degree of initiative and interest by thisgroup.Although he never forgot the importance of thepatient, it was his firm conviction that no manshould become so interested in research that heshould neglect the ward or the operating room. Ashe wrote in 1931: ((A considerable proportion of theresearch work of the clinic of a medical schoolshould be clinical investigation; otherwise the uni­versity is not justified in the enormous expenditurewhich is necessary in order to maintain the hos­pital. Unless the maturer members of the staffremain reasonably active in the clinic, their re­search problems are likely to have little direct con­nection with it, in which event it might be moreadvisable, and it would certainly be more econom­ical, to have this work done in the preclinical de­partments of the medical school. Also a man cannotteach well what he does not do, so that such a manwould soon be of comparatively little service fromthe standpoint of teaching clinical medicine."Dr. Phemister's chief contributions to surgerywere his interest in bone pathology, his theories ofage etiology and pathogenesis of gallstones, andhis studies on the physiology and treatment of sur­gical shock. His devotion to his enunciated philos­ophy and his unswerving practice of it are bestreflected by the members of his resident staff. In the23 years of his chairmanship all those completing theRush Medical College In 1844 as It stood at the corner ofDearborn Avenue and Indiana Street.senior residency received academic positions of im­portance; all of them were also elected to member­ship in this Society.ACADEMIC SURGERY, although easy to recognize, isdifficult to define. Perhaps it is best thought of asan environment where surgeon, student, and patientinteract for the inseparable goals of better healthfor the patient and the education of individuals bestequipped to achieve surgical progress. The continuedresearch of problems as they arise, open and in­quiring minds, the ability to communicate and trans­fer information to others-these are important anddistinguishing features of the academic environment.It must be an environment in which the abilities ofall, particularly our students, can develop andgrow.We have seen in Brainard the pioneer spirit whobegan a great medical school, in Fenger the neces­sary correlation between pathology and surgery, inSenn the searching mind that utilized animal experi­mentation, in Murphy the technical genius andcourage for new operations, and in Phemister theability to exemplify and create an environment inwhich all these attributes could (and did) flourish.The constant striving to accomplish these pur­poses, to create order from the apparent turbulenceof nature and disease, is vital and mandatory. AsRobert Browning has so well stated: "Ah, but aman's reach should exceed his grasp, / Or what'sheaven for?"ME Die A L A L U M NIB U LL ET I N 19NEWS HIGHLIGHTSDR. ALEXANDER GOTTSCHALK, Director of the Argonne Cancer ResearchHospital, talks to the press after being named one of America's OutstandingYoung Men for 1967.Dr. Alexander Gottschalk Named to Listof America's 10 Outstanding Young MenA 35-year-old University of Chi­cago physician shares a distinctionwith President John F. Kennedy, Dr.Tom Dooley, Nelson Rockefeller, andCharles Percy.All have been named at some timeto the United States Junior Chamberof Commerce annual list of America's10 Outstanding Young Men.The distinction came for Dr. Alex­ander Gottschalk, Director of theArgonne Cancer Research Hospital,just weeks ago.When he accepted his award for1967 in the Saint Paul Hilton theAssociate Professor of Radiology wasin a very real sense representing TheUniversity of Chicago.A native of Chicago, Dr. Gott­schalk is the son of Louis Gottschalk,the Gustavus F. and Ann M. SwiftDistinguished Service ProfessorEmeritus of History at the Univer­sity, and Mrs. Fruma Gottschalk, anAssociate Professor in the Depart­ment of Slavic Languages and Litera­tures and in the College of the Uni­versity.After going from nursery school20 MEDICAL ALUMNI .BULLETINthrough high school at the Univer­sity's Laboratory Schools where hisinterests varied from biology to bas­ketball, he went on to earn his A.B.from Harvard with honors in bio­chemical sciences.His M.D. was earned at Washing­ton University School of Medicine,St. Louis, and he served his intern­ship at the University of Illinois Re­search and Educational Hospitals.Dr. Gottschalk came to The Uni­versity of Chicago for his residencyin the Department of Radiology andthen spent several years at the Don­ner Laboratory at the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley where he con­ducted research in nuclear medicine,radiology and pituitary irradiation.He returned to The University ofChicago in 1964 as Assistant Profes­sor and Chief of the Section of Nucle­ar Medicine. In 1966 he became anAssociate Professor.Last April, Dr. Gottschalk wasnamed Director of the Argonne Can­cer Research Hospital which is oper­ated by the University for the U.S.Atomic Energy Commission.Dr. Gottschalk's special interest isin the use of nuclear energy in diag­nosis and treatment of disease. Onearea of his research is clinical appli­cation of currently unused isotopes aspotential scanning agents. He is alsocreating new dynamic or scanningagents by taking isotopes with favor­able physical properties which arecurrently available and altering thechemical form. In addition, he is in­vestigating ultra-short-lived isotopesfor scanning purposes and is workingon an evaluation of isotope scanningto determine which instrument is bestfor particular procedures.Dr. Gottschalk is one of the firstmen to use a scintillation camera, aninstrument that produces an image ofone of the internal organs after thepatient has been given a dosage ofradioactive substance. The cameraoperates faster than the conventionalisotope scanner and reduces exami­nation time by 90 per cent or more.The camera can be used when thepatient is too ill for the hour-long ex­posures frequently necessary with theconventional scanner. The shorter ex­posure time of the camera also per­mits several views of the organ.Dr. Gottschalk is a member of PhiBeta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha.He is author of more than threedozen scientific reports, has contrib­uted chapters to two medical texts,and is the co-author of FundamentalProblems in Scanning, a medical textdealing with a radioisotopic techniquefor obtaining photographic images ofinternal organs.New Journal Covers Reproductive MedicineA new bimonthly journal devotedto reproductive biology, obstetricsand gynecology, and consideration offetal and newborn problems waslaunched recently at the University.Lying-in: The Journal of Repro­ductive Medicine has an initial cir­culation of more than 17,000. This,according to the editor, Dr. GeorgeL. Wied, makes the publication themost widely circulated in its field.Articles in the journal deal withboth clinical and laboratory workwith an emphasis on research, saidDr. Wied, Professor of Obstetricsand Gynecology and of Pathologyand Director of Exfoliative Cytology.The journal's co-editors, who willrotate as editor every three years, aremembers of the Univeristy's Depart­ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology.They include Dr. Frederick P. Zus­pan, Chairman of the Department,and Drs. M. Edward Davis, Rush'22, Michael Newton, and DouglasShanklin.The first issue of the publicationcontains 100 pages and is fully illus­trated. The publication is circulatedfree and is entirely self-supportingthrough advertising.According to Dr. Wied, the journalis designed to "help fulfill the needsof the medical information explosionin obstetrics and gynecology and topresent knowledge to the clinicianwhich he will find useful."Lying-in contains review articlesand in-depth coverage of reproduc­tive medicine. The first issue, forexample, carries a 25-page article onprotein chemistry of the cervicalmucus by Dr. G. F. B. Schumacher,Associate Professor of Obstetrics andGynecology. These articles and otherdepartments of the publication will,according to Dr. Wied, be written byboth University of Chicago facultyand members of other institutions.Dr. Wied, who also edits the 12-year-old ACTA Cytologica, The Jour­nal of Exfoliative Cytology, said thenew journal will carry in each issuean article based upon the clinical orsurgical pathological files of TheUniversity of Chicago Lying-in Hos­pital or some other institution.Other regular features will be casereport vignettes with comments byknowledgeable physicians on how theywould handle a case, letters, an officepractice section dealing with evalua­tion of techniques for patient man­agement, announcements, and originalarticles.The first issue contains an inter­national symposium of colposcopy,the use of an instrument which canbe used for diagnosis of cancer in theuterus.The initial issue of Lying-in alsocarries an article on the history ofThe University of Chicago Lying-inHospital by Dr. M. Edward Davis,Joseph Bolivar DeLee ProfessorEmeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecol­ogy.The 21-man editorial advisoryboard of the journal includes distin­guished physicians from nine coun­tries.MEDICAL ALUMNI FUND SEEKS $500,000As part of its effort in the three-year Campaignfor Chicago, the Medical Alumni Fund has plungedinto the effort by setting a $500,000 objective forunrestricted funds.Under this program, directed by Dr. Walter L.Palmer, Rush '21, all contributions wiII be for theexclusive use of the Medical School and will qualifyfor matching funds under a Ford Foundation chal­lenge grant.Thus, each $3 contributed by medical alumni willearn $1 from the Foundation.Unrestricted funds can be used for such projectsas helping attract outstanding scholars and scientiststo the faculty, providing new faculty with researchfunds, financing educational costs of deserving med­ical students, and renovating existing facilities.Medical Alumni Fund regional directors alreadyat work are:National Chairman: Walter L. Palmer, Rush '21;Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. WaIter C. Earle, Rush '21(Vice-Chairman) , Dr. William Rottersman '37 ;Boston, Massachusetts, Paul S. RusseIl, '47 (Chair­man), Horace M. Gezon, '40 (Co-Chairman),George L. Nardi, '44 (Co-Chairman); Chicago Spe­cial Gifts Chairman, Vida B. Wentz, '34; Denver,Colorado, William Lester, Jr., '41 (Chairman); De­troit, Michigan, Robert H. Ambrose, '49 (Chair­man); Los Angeles, California, Leonard M. Asher,'37 (Chairman), Clayton G. Looslie, '37, George J.Hummer, '37, Richard D. Pettit, '37, Kenneth M.Smith, '37; New York, New York, John M. Weir,'37 (Co-Chairman), Oscar Bodansky, '38 (Co­Chairman), Alejander Brunschwig, Rush '27 (Alum­ni Fund Chairman), J. Murray Steele, Resident'28-'29, (Special Gifts Committee), Ralph Siegel,Rush '37 (Vice-Chairman), Edmond Urry, Jr., '37(Vice-Chairman), Joseph Post, '36 (Alumni FundCo-Chairman); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, MurrayFerderber, Rush '33; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,Bernard M. Blum, Rush '34 (Campaign Co-Chair­man); Salt Lake City, Utah, Alma H. Cottam, Rush'41 (Crairman); Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Allen Ra­bin, Rush '39; San Francisco, California, Hugo C.Moeller, '48 (Chairman); Portland, Oregon, Mat­thew McKirdie, Rush '34 (Chairman); Washing­ton, D.C., Carl H. Keller, '57 (Vice-Chairman), Col.Richard R. Taylor, '46 (Vice-Chairman), CharlesD. Roth, '65, Leonard A. Sagan, '55; Moline, Illinois(Tri-Cities), Norbert Barwasser, Rush '34 (Chair­man), and Bryce K. Ozanne, Rush '34.M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U II E TIN 21DR. DOROTHY HAMREDr. Hamre IdentifiesA-2 Influenza VirusFollowing a rash of flu or flu-likeillnesses in Illinois and surroundingstates this past winter, public healthofficials braced themselves for a pos­sible influenza epidemic.In late December, positive identi­fication of the A-2 influenza virus inChicago was made by DorothyHamre, a Research Associate in theDepartment of Medicine.After her identification of thevirus, local residents were warned totake precautions against some of thedangerous complications that mayoccur as a result of an Asian flu in­fection.The A-2, or Asian, virus first wasidentified as a new strain of the Afamily of viruses in 1957. It first wasdiscovered in China but rapidlyspread to the western hemisphere andhas caused outbreaks each year sincethen.Miss Hamre, a specialist in thestudy of viruses that cause respiratorydiseases, now is in the eighth year ofa 10-year study aimed at isolating thevarious viruses responsible for thecommon cold.She works with volunteer medicalstudents who make regular visits toFord Grant Expands Population Programthrough $1 Million for Five-Year PeriodA grant of $1,036,000 was awardedrecently to The University of Chi­cago for expansion of its program inpopulation biology over a five-yearperiod by the Ford Foundation.The program is directed by RichardC. Lewontin and Thomas Park, pro­fessors of biology at the University.Lewontin also is Associate Dean ofthe University's Division of the Bio­logical Sciences.The new grant will enable the Uni­versity to increase its faculty andstudents in the field of populationbiology, to bring visiting faculty tothe University for short periods, andto begin exchange-student programswith other institutions.Population biology is the study ofthe growth, make-up, interaction andevolution of groups of animals andplants of different species. The gen-22 MEDICAL ALUMNI 8ULLETINeral laws of population biology haveimportant applications to worldproblems, such as the need for in­creased food production in underde­veloped countries.The Ford Foundation has also pre­sented grants in this field to PrincetonUniversity for $372,000 and to theUniversity of Pennsylvania for $2,-000,000.George W. Beadle, President ofThe University of Chicago, said ofthe grant:Everyone interested in the general de­velopment of the biological sciences inthe United States will recognize the wis­dom of the Ford Foundation in selectingthe field of population biology for thiskind of major support.We at The University of Chicago are,of course, very pleased that the Founda­tion has taken note of our already strongprogram in this area and is helping inher laboratory during well periodsand report immediately at the firstsign of a cold or respiratory discom­fort.It was seven of these volunteerswho received positive A-2 virus cul­tures. Miss Hamre reported this find­ing to the State Department of Pub­lic Health and was informed that herswas the first verification of A-2 virusisolation in the state.Although the outbreak reached epi­demic proportions in some states, itdid not hit Illinois so severely. Re­ports from schools in Cook Countyshowed that absenteeism was higherthan usual but not high enough towarrant closing.Miss Hamre joined the Chicagofaculty in 1952, corning here from theSquibb Institute for Medical Re­search. A native of Seattle, Wash­ington, she received a. B.S. degree in1937 and an M.S. degree in 1938 fromthe University of Washington and aPh.D. degree in 1941 from the Uni­versity of Colorado.She presently is a member of thepanel for picornaviruses, and theBoard for Virus Reference Reagentsof the National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases, U.S. PublicHealth Service.In private life, she is Mrs. K.Alexander Brownlee and lives in theUniversity area.such a significant way to accelerate itsgrowth.Professor Thomas Park has for manyyears been responsible for a most fruit­ful program in experimental populationecology. Richard Lewontin, who joinedthe faculty three years ago, is especiallyinterested in the analysis of the relation­ship of genetic factors to populationecology.Within the past few months we haveadded two faculty members in the gen­eral field of popula:tion biology-RichardLevins, Associate Professor of Mathe­matical Biology and Zoology, and MonteLloyd, Associate Professor of Zoology.The new grant will enable the Uni­versity to appoint additional facultymembers interested in other aspectsof population biology, as well as in­vite visiting scholars from other insti­tutions in this and other countries towork and teach at the University forvarious periods of time.The grant also will enable the Uni­versity to increase the number ofgraduate and postdoctoral students inpopulation biology.Botany, Zoology Departments CombinedTo Form New Department of BiologyThe Departments of Botany andZoology at The University of Chicagohave been combined into the Depart­ment of Biology. The new depart­ment will create a more unified ap­proach to teaching and research inthese areas of science.The change was announced by Dr.Leon O. Jacobson, Dean of the Divi­sion of the Biological Sciences. Thereorganization is effective immediate­ly.Commenting on the reorganization,Dr. Jacobson said:Biological scientists have been movingin a multidisciplinary direction for sometime. Research in both the plant andanimal kingdoms is no longer viewed asbeing two separate fields of study, forthis obscures the underlying similarityof all living organisms. This merger willprovide an increased concentration ofboth research and teaching talent. Whileboth departments have had greatstrength as separate units, this concen­tration on one interdisciplinary structurewill provide a unified approach to whatis essentially one field, biology.Serving as interim departmentchairman will be William K. Baker,a geneticist and Professor of Zoologyat The University of Chicago.The Botany Department has beenheaded by Charles E. Olmsted, Pro­fessor of Botany and editor of theBotanical Gazette. The chairman ofthe Zoology Department has been H.Burr Steinbach, Professor of Zool­ogy and Director of the Marine Bio­logical Laboratory at Woods Hole,Massachusetts. The combination ofdepartments will give both professorsmore time to· devote to teaching andresearch, said Dr. Jacobson, who alsois the Joseph Regenstein Professor ofBiological and Medical Sciences.Service Established for Family Planning with $175,000 GrantA family planning service at TheUniversity of Chicago has been estab­lished with the aid of a $175,000grant from The Rockefeller Founda­tion.. Operated by the University's De­partment of Obstetrics and Gyne­cology, the service will establish aninterdisciplinary program coordinatedwith the University's Population Re­search and Training Center.The research, training, service, andeducation program will concentrateboth on broad aspects of populationproblems and specific problems suchas contraception, education, limitationof family size, and spacing of chil­dren.Dr. Joseph R. Swartwout, Asso­ciate Professor of Obstetrics andGynecology, will direct the service.Working with him will be Dr. Fred­erick P. Zuspan, the Joseph BolivarDeLee Professor and Chairman ofthe Department of Obstetrics andGynecology. Dr. Zuspan also is Chiefof Services of Chicago Lying-in Hos­pital.The training program, explainedDr. Zuspan, will include instructionin family planning counseling forpracticing physicians, University ofChicago Hospital residents and medi­cal students, and paramedical person­nel, especially nurses.The service program will includecontraceptive supplies, teaching aids,and patient care for indigents whoseclinic fees are not covered by Aid toDependent Children or other sources."Clinical aspects of the program atthe University," according to Dr.Zuspan, "will be developed to highdegrees of excellence and great detailto provide basic information neededfor research studies."The patient education program, ac­cording to Dr. Swartwout, will in­clude instruction on family planningto individuals, using visual aids andpersonal counseling plus group pro­grams.Both physicians cautioned thatother projects will be needed to sup­port this program, particularly its re­search aspect. They described theRockefeller Foundation grant as onewhich will support primarily theservice phase of the program, stress­ing health education and indigentpatient care. A medium and facilitythus will be established where futureresearch of great significance can takeplace.An important phase of the programwill be the interdisciplinary research.Dr. Zuspan said clinical facilities willbe provided for research in familyplanning by groups in the University.Thus, not only physicians, but socialworkers, economists, sociologists, andmany others will be able and en­couraged to participate.The importance of the researcheffort was underlined by Dr. Swart­wout's comment that "Nothing ismore important to the future of thehuman race than the quantity andquality of human reproduction."Dr. Zuspan pointed out that theDepartment of Obstetrics and Gyne ..cology has been providing an ongoingservice in family planning, but thisnew support provides an opportunityto significantly advance the state ofknowledge in human reproduction."It is," he added, "more than just anattempt to meet an immediate need."Dr. Leon O. Jacobson, Dean of theDivsion of Biological Sciences andthe Joseph Regenstein Professor ofBiological and Medical Sciences, said:"The Rockefeller Foundation hasnot only given a vote of confidence toThe University of Chicago and itsDepartment of Obstetrics and Gyne­cology for their work in family plan­ning, but has assumed leadershipamong private foundations in dealingwith the critical problem of popula­tion control."Philip M. Hauser, Professor of So­ciology, Director of the PopulationResearch and Training Center and ofthe Chicago Community Inventory,and Chairman of the Faculty Com­mittee of the Center for UrbanStudies, said:"The resources of the Populationand Research Training Center will bemade available to the new programboth for research and training pur­poses. In this manner the basic toolsof demography will be linked withthe operating of the family programto provide better knowledge for moreeffective family services."MEDICAL ALUMNI BUllETIN 23Recent Appointments Add SeveralOutstanding Faculty MembersA number of recent appointmentsin areas ranging from mathematicalbiology to surgery have brought out­standing new faculty members to theUniversity.Dr. Jack Stevens was appointedAssociate Professor of Surgery andDirector of the Division of Ortho­pedic Surgery in the Department ofSurgery.Dr. Stevens, who had previouslybeen chairman of the Department ofDR. DANIEL J. McCARTY, JR.KURT ROSSMAN24 M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U LL E TINOrthopedic Surgery at Cook CountyHospital, has conducted clinical re­search on the surgical treatment ofrheumatoid arthritis, especially in theearly stages of the disease. He alsohas wide experience with the surgicalmanagement of patients sufferingfrom traumatic injuries.Dr. Daniel McCarty was appointedProfessor of Medicine. The formerchief of the Section of Rheumatologyat Hahnemann Medical College plansto develop a rheumatic disease centerfor research, patient care and train­ing.Dr. Douglas R. Shanklin was ap­pointed Professor of Obstetrics andGynecology and Pathology.Dr. Shanklin has been an AssociateProfessor of Pathology and Pediatricsat the University of Florida. An au­thority on the pathology of the em­bryo and the newborn infant, he hasbeen especially known for his experi­mental production of hyaline mem­brane disease.Jack D. Cowan, an authority onthe mathematical analysis of brainfunction, was appointed Professorand Chairman of the Committee onMathematical Biology.Cowan was formerly a VisitingScientist in the Autonomies Divisionof the National Physical Laboratoryat Teddington, Middlesex, England.Cowan holds a Ph.D. from the Uni­versity of London where he workedon the mathematical modeling of ner­vous activity. He has also served withthe neurophysiology group at the Re­search Laboratory of Electronics atthe Massachusetts Institute of Tech­nology.Kurt Rossmann, former researchassociate at the Eastman Kodak Com­pany Research Laboratories, was ap­pointed Professor of RadiologicalSciences.Rossmann, who holds a Ph.D. inphysics from the Ohio State Univer­sity, was also named Director of . theSection of Radiological Sciences inthe Department of Radiology. Hismain field of academic interest is thestudy of factors affecting the imageJACK D. COWANquality of radiological imaging sys­tems.Dr. Joseph R. Swartwout, an au­thority on family planning and repro­ductive lipid metabolism, has beennamed an Associate Professor of Ob­statrics and Gynecology.Dr. Swartwout was formerly anAssociate Professor at Emory Uni­versity School of Medicine where hedirected a massive family planningprogram at Grady Hospital amongthe lower income population of At­lanta.Dr. Nels M. Stranjord has beenappointed an Associate Professor inRadiology. Dr. Stranjord was former­ly chief of radiology at the KansasUniversity Medical Center, KansasCity, Missouri.Dr. Leon Resnekov has been ap­pointed an Associate Professor ofMedicine. The former Senior Regis­trar in Cardiology at the NationalHeart Hospital in London has con­ducted extensive research in cardiol­ogy ranging from problems of homo­graft replacement of the aortic valveto experimental heart stimulation.Dr. Gebhard F. B. Schumacher hasbeen named Associate Professor ofObstetrics and Gynecology. He wasformerly on the faculty of The Al­bany Medical College of Union Uni­versity and a research physician inbiochemistry with the Division ofLaboratories and Research of theNew York State Department ofHealth. At present, Dr. Schumacheris concentrating his research effort ona study of proteins in the content ofthe human uterine cervix under thesponsorship of the United States Pub­lic Health Service.OR. DOUGLAS R. SHANKLINOR. ALFRED FISHMANOTHER APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONSAPPOINTMENTSAppointed Assistant Professor:ANTHONY P. AMAROsE-Obstetricsand GynecologyROBERT C. EBERLE-OtolaryngologyADEL EL-ETR-AnesthesiologyWOLFGANG Essrsrx=BiochemistryWILLIAM B. GILL, JR.-UrologySHAKEELA HASSAN-AnesthesiologyHENRY S. KINGDON-Medicine andACRHARSEN M. Psxxovrca-c-OrthopedicsROBERT L. REPLOGLE-Pediatrics andCadriosurgeryEDWARD CHARLES SENAY-PsychiatryVINCENT W. STEWARD-PathologyPROMOTIONSPromoted to Professor:MARK O. BEEM, '48-PediatricsFRANK C. BE sIc-ZollerGEORGE E. Br.ocx=-SurgeryGEORGE EISENMAN-Biophysics andPhysiologyCESAR FERNANDEZ-Physiology andOtolaryngologyFRANK W. FITCH, '53-Pathology andACRHJOSEF FRIED, Ph.D.-Ben May Lab,Biochemistry and ChemistryALLAN L. LoRINCZ, '47-DermatologyPromoted to Associate Professor:RENE A. ARCILLA-PediatricsROBERT N. BECK, S.B.-Radiologyand ACRHJAMES E. BowMAN-Medicine andPathologyPAUL E. CARSON-MedicineDONALD B. CHARLESTON, S.B.-Ra­diology and ACRHJOSEPH A. CIFONELLI, Ph.D.-Pedi­atricsHARRY A. FozzARD-Medicine andPhysiologyGoDFREY Garz-e-Pathology and Bio­chemistryMEHRAN GOuLIAN-Medicine andACRHPHILIP W. GRAFF, '46-PathologyZDENEK HRUBAN, '56-PathologyARNOLD M. KATz-Medicine andPhysiologyKATHERINE LATHROP, S.M.-Radiol­ogy and ACRHFREDERICK D. MALKINsoN-OralMedicine, ZollerROBERT Y. MOORE, '57-Medicine,Anatomy, and PediatricsJOHN PATAKI, Ph.D.-Ben May LabROGER W. PEARSON-DermatologyRICHARD REILLY, '53-MedicineLENNART RODEN-PediatricsANGELO M. SCANu-MedicineSHELDON K. SCHIFF, '56-PsychiatryLEIF B. Soasxsox-c-Medicine andACRHJOHN S. THOMPsoN-MedicinePromoted to Assistant Professor:ARNOLD L. Cxss-e-Obstetrics and Gy­necologyJERRY G. CHUTKOW, '58-NeurologyEUGENE R. DE SOMBRE, Ph.D.-BenMay LabFLOYD A. FRIED, '61-UrologyIVAN B. INGER-La Rabida, Pediatricsand PsychiatryCARL H. JOHNER-OtolaryngologyLoUIS W. KOLB, '62-OrthopedicsPETER LAZAROVITs-RadiologyHSIANG LIU-PathologyKAPPIARETH G. NAIR-Medicine,Physiology and ACRHR. WAYNE NEAL-MedicineROBERT PALMER-Medicine andACRHEDWARD PALOYAN, '56-ACRHJERRY P. PETASNICK-RadiologyOWEN M. RENNERT, '61-PediatricsJOSE R. SANCHEz-Clinical Psychia-tryJOHN H. SIMS-PsychiatryARTHUR O. STEIN-Pediatrics and LaRabidaALVIN R. TARLOV, '56-ACRH andMedicineFRANK K. THORP, '60-Pediatrics andLa RabidaMARTHA L. WARNOCK-PathologyM ED' CAL A L U M N' B U L LET' N 25ALUMNI, FACULTY NEWSDEATHS'96. SPENCER D. BEEBE, Sparta,Wis., June 25, 1967, age 97.JOSEPH B. SCHREITER, Savanna,Ill., March 1 7, 1967, age 97.OSCAR C. WILLHITE, Grant City,Mo., July 22, 1967, age 96.'97. NEWTON M. OTIS, Palo Alto,Calif., March 24, 1964, age 91.'02. FRANCIS W. BLATCHFORD, JR.,Christiansted, V.I., December 27,1961, age 66.'03. JOHN P. RITCHEY, Twin Falls,Idaho, August 6, 1967, age 89.JOHN HENRY VAN DYKE, LongBeach, Calif., November 2, 1960, age83.GEORGE A. WARD, Chicago, Novem­ber 22, 1966, age 88.'04. MARTIN S. DON DANVILLE , Al­ton, Ill., September 13, 1967, age 89.ARTHUR H. SCHWARTZ, BeverlyHills, Calif., February 16, 1967, age83.'05. GEORGE F. DICK, Palo Alto,Calif., October 11, 1967, age 87.J. HENRY HEINEN, SR., Evanston,Ill., November 30,1967, age 86.JOHN J. KLICK, Aptos, Calif., Oc­tober 8, 1967, age 86.'06. JAMES F. CHURCHILL, SanDiego, Calif., April 21, 1967, age 86.RICHARD H. WELLINGTON, SanFrancisco, Calif., July 4, 1967, age88.'07. CHESTER H. LOCKWOOD, An­thony, Kan., August 25, 1967, age 84.GEORGE J. MARQUETTE, St. Helena,Calif., June 16, 1966, age 82.Roy E. THOMAS, Los Angeles,Calif., October 26, 1966, age 85.'08. LEE B. ROWE, La Grange Park,Ill., September 22, 1966, age 82.'09. HAROLD E. EGGERS, Omaha,Nebr., November 17, 1966, age 84.MILO M. SCHEID, Rosendale, Wis.,June 25, 1967, age 80.'10. FLETCHER O. McFARLAND, SanAntonio, Tex., December 19, 1963,age 77.JAMES H. SKILES, Oak Park, Ill.,December 10, 1967, age 82.'11. FRANK F. GARDNER, SantaAna, Calif., October 13, 1963, age 81.26 M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U LL E TINFRANK LEE WILLIAMS, Santa Ana,Calif., March 17, 1967, age 82.'12. GEORGE ABELlO, Clearwater,Fla., May 25, 1967, age 78.PHILIP M. DALE, Los Angeles,Calif., January 29, 1967, age 83.WILSON A. MEYERS, Kansas City,Mo., January 15, 1967, age 83.CLAUDE L. SHIELDS, Salt LakeCity, Utah, February 5, 1967, age 80.'13. EDWARD D. LECOMPTE, SaltLake City, Utah, July 16, 1966, age84.'14. Roy E. CHRISTIE, Richmond,Va., February 9,1967, age 79.ALEXANDER C. MACDoNALD, ValleyCity, N. Dak., November 2,1966, age81.S. MERRILL WELLS, Grand Rapids,Mich., December 23, 1966, age 77.'15. THOMAS]. DEVEREAUX, Way­zata, Minn., April 20, 1967, age 75.MILTON P. GRAHAM, Aberdeen,Wash., March 1, 1967, age 78.'16. WILLIAM J. EKLUND, Hancock,N.H., May 30,1967, age 77.MILTON E. ROSE, Barrington, Ill.,April 9, 1967, age 76.CLINTON D. SWICKARD, Charles­ton, Ill., June 9, 1967, age 76.'17. FREDERICK J. COLBERT, Julian,Calif., February 21, 1967, age 78.EUGENE A. GATTERDAM, Phoenix,Ariz., July 28, 1966, age 74.LEO L. HARDT, Miami Shores, Fla.,December 23, 1966, age 74.JOHN J. IRELAND, Palm Beach,Fla., February 16, 1968, age 78.AARON E. KANTER, Chicago, Sep­tember 26, 1967, age 74.MOSES E. STEINBERG, Portland,Ore., August 11, 1966, age 80.FRANK A. WILLIAMS, Lee, Mass.,November 4, 1966, age 75.'18. PAUL A. PAULSON, Canal Ful­ton, Ohio, April 26, 1967, age 76.DELON A. WILLIAMS, Kansas City,Mo., September 4, 1962, age 71.'19. OLIVER M. NISBET, Claremont,Calif., May 10, 1967, age 74.'20. ARTHUR S. J. PETERSEN, Chi­cago, November 8, 1967, age 73.'21. ERNEST ]. BROWN, Fort Lau­derdale, Fla., January 14, 1967, age80.CLARENCE H. PAYNE, Chicago, July7, 1965, age 73.'22. ELTON R. CLARKE, Kokomo,Ind., May 17, 1967, age 73.ERNEST W. LAMPE, New York,NY., October 19, 1966, age 69.HOWARD M. SHEAFF, Evanston,Ill., November 13, 1966, age 77.JOHN F. TILLEMAN, Westchester,Ill. , August 15, 1967, age 73.'23. JOHN Z. GASTON, JR., Webster,Texas, February 7, 1967, age 72.JEANETTE HARRISON, Los Angeles,Calif., May 23,1967, age 70._'25. BAXTER BROWN, Buffalo, N.Y.,January 18, 1966, age 65.HERBERT F. FENWICK, OrlandPark, Ill., September 11, 1967, age71.RICHARD W. WATKINS, BentonHarbor, Mich., December 8, 1966,age 77.'26. WALTER R. HENDERSON, Gar­den Grove, Calif., May 27, 1967, age81.FRANK P. LAURENZANA, KansasCity, Mo., December 31, 1966, age77.'27. ALBERT ICKSTADT, JR., Corona­do, Calif., September 27, 1967, age67.FREDERIC M. NICHOLSON, Chicago,July 11, 1967, age 77.MAC HARPER SEYFARTH, Lanark,Ill., December 21, 1966, age 64.JAROSLAV TETREV, Berwyn, Ill.,May 19, 1967, age 63.'28. VICTOR E. ENGELMANN, Chi­cago, June 22, 1967, age 70.JOHN R. EVANS, Parker, Colo., Au­gust 22, 1967, age 69.OTTO KASIK, Chicago, July 26,1967, age 66.L. IRENE PUTNAM, Manhattan,Kan., August 4, 1967, age 80.CALVIN H. SHORT, St. Charles,Mo., July 22,1967, age 64.'29. HAROLD J. CHAPMAN, Novato,Calif., September 8, 1966, age 68.ANSON L. CLARK, Dallas, Tex.,September 14, 1967, age 74.DANIEL DEVRIES, Grand Rapids,Mich., March 2, 1967, age 64.O. EARLE GRAY, Chicago, October9, 1967, age 68.]. NORMAN O'NEILL, Los Angeles,Calif., December 31, 1967, age 68.DANIEL L. STORMONT, Evanston,Ill., April 1, 1967, age 66.'30. ARCHIE O. OLSON, Duluth,Minn., January 6, 1966, age 65.ARLAND S. ROMBERGER, W ood­stock, Ill., May 1, 1967, age 67.'31. ROBERT S. BALDWIN, PortCharlotte, Fla., August 29, 1967, age62.HENRY N. HARKINS, Seattle, Wash.,August 12, 1967, age 72.LESTER R. HEGG, Rock Valley,Iowa, May 7, 1967, age 69.LEON H. HIRSH, Milwaukee, Wis.,July 22, 1966, age 62.ERNEST LANDY, Panorama City,Calif., February 28, 1963, age 57.A. LoUIS ROSI, Chicago, March 3,1967, age 60.'32. PETER G. BERKHOUT, Pater­son, N.]., July 19, 1966, age 71.JOHN M. WAUGH, Rochester,Minn., August 12, 1962, age 57.'33. DEAN A. MOFFAT, Salt LakeCity, Utah, May 29, 1967, age 59.'34. GARLAND C. ARVIN, Sherwood,Oregon, July 12, 1966, age 67.FRANK H. HATLELID, Waialua, Ha­waii, August 15, 1966, age 58.AARON KEINIGSBE-RG, Chicago, Feb­ruary 2, 1967, age 60.REUBEN R. LISSE, Chicago, April7, 1967, age 61.STANLEY L. WELLENS, Bay Shore,N.Y., May 30, 1966, age 56.'35. HAROLD D. DYKHUIZEN, Mus­kegon, Mich., November 2, 1967, age59.ALBERT D. KISTIN, Beckley, W.Va.,March 22, 1967, age 60.'36. PAUL Z. KING, Bedford, Ohio,July 24, 1966, age 68.CLARK S. SHUMAN, Black River,N.Y., March 17, 1967, age 64.'37. HERMAN KOREY, Seattle,Wash., October 6, 1966, age 55.'38. STANLEY]' KLYZA, Washing­ton, D.C., February 14, 1967, age 56.'39. CECIL C. COOPER, River For­est, Ill., April 1, 1967, age 54.Roy G. KLOCKSIEM, Rockwell City,Iowa, July 6, 1967, age 56.WILFRED E. MAJOR, Chicago, De­cember 31, 1966, age 53.'40. HELEN D. HEINEN, Oak Lawn,Ill., December 25, 1966, age 55.JACK L. KAHN, Los Angeles, Calif.,December 24, 1967, age 51.'42. CHARLES A. HAISLIP, Grafton,W.Va., March 28, 1967, age 50.]. HENRY HEINEN, JR., Oak Lawn,Ill., December 25, 1966, age 51.EMANUEL MARCUS, Hammond,Ind., December 28, 1966, age 51.HAROLD H. WAS, Chicago, March25, 1967, age 55.'45. WOODROW J. KASH, Chicago,December 22, 1966, age 48.'48. WILLIAM C. VERNON, JR.,Asheville, N.C., August 19, 1967, age41.'63. MARTIN L. KAIN, Leeds, Eng­land, August 9,1967, age 27.FORMER INTERNS, RESIDENTSAND FACULTYGEORGE F. DICK, Rush, , 05,chairman of medicine at The Uni­versity of Chicago from 1933 to1946, died October 11, 1967, inPalo Alto, California, at age 87.Dr. Dick, along with his late wife,Dr. Gladys Henry Dick, developedthe Dick vaccine for scarlet fever.A student aid fund has beenestablished in his memory by anumber of his colleagues. Anyonewishing to contribute may do sothrough the Medical Alumni Fund.HAROLD R. ALLUM BAUGH (Intern,'29-'30), Eugene, Ore., January 23,1965, age 61.WILLIAM E. ANSPACH (Resident,'29-'32), Riverside, Ill., May 26,1966, age 75.JOHN E. ASHBY (Resident, '31-'33), pediatrics, Dallas, Tex., October29, 1966, age 60.GEORGE W. BARTELMEZ, ProfessorEmeritus of Anatomy (1910-1950)died September 2, 1967 at age 82.MARY E. BOWEN (Resident, '44-'46), Hagerstown, Md., February 6,1967.SUMITR CHUTRSUPAKUL (Resi­dent, '64-'67), Chicago, November11, 1967, age 33.PAUL HERZOG (Resident, '39),Sherman Oaks, Calif., June 29, 1966,age 55.HAROLD F. IMERMAN (Resident,'38-'39), Beverly Hills, Calif., March25, 1967, age 60.BABETTE K. STERN, Chicago, re­search associate and assistant profes­sor of medicine and biochemistry,June 15, 1967, age 42.FACULTY NEWSWILLIAM E. ADAMS, Raymond pro­fessor emeritus of surgery, is pres­ently assistant director of the Ameri­can College of Surgeons. He wasnamed an Honorary Life Member ofThe Medical Society of the UnitedStates and Mexico at the society'sannual meeting in Guadalajara, Mexi­co in February, in recognition of hisextraordinary scientific contributionsand the manner in which he has ad­vanced and aided scientific and hu­man relationships between the twocountries.WRIGHT ADAMS has been namedexecutive director of the new HeartDisease, Cancer and Stroke RegionalPlanning Program for Illinois. Theprogram is part of a nationwide effortto stimulate research, education andimproved patient care in the respec­tive fields. In assuming this new posthe will retain his University affiliation.HENRY W. BROSIN ('37-'50) chair­man of the department of psychiatry,University of Pittsburgh, is the newpresident of the American PsychiatricAssociation.BENJAMIN BURROWS, associate pro­fessor in the department of medicine,spoke on the subject of "Emphysema"at the Clinical Conference of the Chi­cago Medical Society.ROBERT E. CARTER ('54-'59), hasbecome director of the University ofMississippi Medical Center and Deanof the Medical School. Formerly hewas associate dean of the Universityof Iowa College of Medicine, wherehe also was a professor of pediatrics.GEORGE H. CONNOR ('63-'66), as­sistant professor of surgery (otolaryn­gology) left in January, 1967 to be­come chief of otolaryngology atHenry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich­igan.ALBERT A. DAHLBERG has beennamed acting director of the WalterG. Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic,succeeding Dr. Frank ]. Orland whois devoting full time to research andteaching.GEORGE R. DAICOFF ('56-'67) leftthe University to become associateprofessor of Cardiovascular and Tho­racic Surgery at the University ofFlorida, Gainesville.M. EDWARD DAVIS, Rush, '22, Jo­seph Bolivar DeLee professor emeri­tus of obstetrics and gynecology, hasbeen appointed a consultant to theChicago Board of Health, the Ameri­can College of Obstetrics and Gyne­cology, and the American College ofSurgeons, Maternity Care.IVAN F. DIAMOND, '61, instructorin the department of neurology, hasgone to the department of biochemis­try at Harvard Medical School.C. WESLEY EISELE ('34-'51) hasedited a book entitled The MedicalStaff in the M odern H ospital whichgives hospital staff a better under­standing of their functions and op-M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U LL E TIN 27portunities as they relate to the qual­ity of medical care and hospital or­ganization.EARL A. EVANS, JR., Ph.D., chair­man of the department of biochemis­try, has been elected a Visiting Fel­low at All Souls College, Oxford Uni­versity for two terms in 1969.TIBOR G. FARKAS, assistant profes­sor of surgery in ophthalmology, hasbeen named a Research Career De­velopment Awardee of the NationalInstitute of Neurological Diseases andBlindness. He is currently investigat­ing the formation of cataracts in in­dividuals suffering from diabetes.HUMBERTO FERNANDEZ-MoRAN,professor of biophysics, was awardedthe Claude Bernard Medal of the In­stitute of Experimental Medicine andSurgery at the University of Mon­treal, Canada, for his research on thecell structure carried out with the aidof an electron microscope. He alsowas named the recipient of the JohnScott Award presented by the Boardof Directors of City Trusts of Phila­delphia for his invention of the dia­mond knife. DR. FERNANDEZ-MoRANwas also featured on the cover of theJanuary 8 issue of Scientific Researchmagazine.UWE E. FREEZE, associate professorof obstetrics and gynecology, hasbeen invited to lecture on the "Inves­tigation Pertaining to the Circulationof the Placenta" at the InternationalSymposium on Drugs Affecting LipidMetabolism, in Milan, Italy next Sep­tember. This group consists of twelveexperts in the field. Dr. Freeze alsowill moderate a Round Table lunch­eon conference.FLOYD FRIED, assistant professor ofsurgery (urology), will present a pa­per entitled "Pathogenesis of Pylo­Nephritis" at the American Urologi­cal Association meeting in MiamiBeach in May.BURTON J. GROSSMAN, '49, medi­cal director of La Rabida, became fullprofessor in pediatrics as of January,1967.ROBERT J. HASTERLIK, Rush, '38,has been named co-chairman of theIllinois Commission on Atomic Ener­gy. The other chairman for '67-'69will be State Representative Lewis V.Morgan, Jr., a University of Chicagoalumnus. The commission will inves­tigate the economic and social impactof the peaceful use of atomic energy,radioactive materials, and radiationon Illinois industry and population.28 M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U L LET I NHANS H. HECHT, Chairman of theDepartment of Medicine, was a pan­elist at the 12th annual Herrick Me­morial Program of the Chicago HeartAssociation.H. CLOSE HESSELTINE ('31-'66),Mary Campau Ryerson professoremeritus in the department of ob­stetrics and gynecology is a memberof the House of Delegates of theAmerican Medical Association andparticipated in its clinical meeting inHouston.CARL P. HUBER ('36-'38), profes­sor and charman of the departmentof obstetrics and gynecology at Indi­ana University School of Medicinehas been named the first ColemanProfessor. He has been a member ofthe faculty since 1938 and chairmansince 1948.CHARLES B. HUGGINS received theHenry Jacob Bigelow Medal, pre­sented by the Boston Surgical Soci­ety, for outstanding accomplishmentsin the field of surgery. The medal,established in 1915 to honor a leadingNew England surgeon in the late1800's, has been awarded only 17times in the past 46 years. In Januaryhe received an Honorary Fellowshipfrom the Institute of Medicine ofChicago.LEON O. JACOBSON, '39, deliveredthe 15 th Edward R. KretschmerMemorial Lecture of the Institute ofMedicine, in January, on the subject"Red Cell Production and Anemia."In December, the City of Hope Na­tional Medical Center, during itsTenth Annual Salute to Medical Re­search, cited Dr. Jacobson "in recog­nition of his distinguished leadershipin medical education and research."HILGER P. JENKINS, Rush, '27, pro­fessor emeritus of surgery, left theUniversity in February to enter pri­vate practice at Woodlawn Hospital,Chicago.CARL H. J OHNER, assistant profes­sor of surgery (otolaryngology),spent six weeks in Cartegena, Colom­bia on the S.S. Hope recently. InMarch, he left the University to jointhe staff of Northwestern UniversityMedical School. At the AmericanMedical Association Clinical Meet­ing, Dr. johner, along with Ralph F.Naunton, chairman of otolaryngology,and Paul H. Ward ('58-'64), chair­man of otolaryngology at VanderbiltUniversity, Nashville, presented apaper entitled "Mediastinoscopy-anExperimental and Clinical Study."CHARLES F. JOHNSON, '54, assist­ant professor of medicine, has goneto Indiana University School ofMedicine, Indianapolis.PETER JUNGBLUT, ('63-'67) asso­ciate professor in Ben May Labora­tory, is now at the Max-Planck Insti­tute in Germany.LOUIS N. KATZ returned as a visit­ing professor of physiology for thefall and winter quarters. He hasserved as professorial lecturer at theUniversity since 1941, following anearlier appointment as assistant pro­fessor of physiology. Last fall theChicago Heart Association awardedhim the Coeur d'Or for his outstand­ing contribution to the heart cause.He is director emeritus of the Cardio­vascular Institute at Michael ReeseHospital.EDWARD J. KOLLAR, assistant pro­fessor of anatomy and biology, hasbeen invited to read a paper entitled"Tissue Interactions in EmbryonicMouse Tooth Germs" at the Inter­national Symposium on Dental Mor­phology in London, September, 1968.ALEX E. KRILL, associate professorin surgery (ophthalmology), has beennamed secretary of the WesternHemisphere for the World Federationof Neurology.JOHN R. LINDSAY, Thomas D. Jonesprofessor of surgery (Otolaryngolo­gy), has been named a member of anew advisory committee formed forthe National Institute of Health onneeds and progress of the Institute'sScience Information program.CHARLES P. MCCARTNEY, '43,Mary Campau Ryerson professor ofobstetrics and gynecology, has beenelected president of the ChicagoGynecological Society.RENE MENGUY, professor andchairman of the department of sur­gery, was program chairman for therecent New York meeting of the So­ciety of University Surgeons.ROBERT D. MOORE ('58-'67) left tobecome chief of orthopedic surgery atChrist Community Hospital, OakLawn, Illinois. Dr. Moore served hisresidency here in 1941 and was on thefaculty previously ('42-'48).CLIFTON F. MOUNTAIN ('54-'59)associate professor of surgery, Uni­versity of Texas, Houston, spoke on"Carcinoma of the Esophagus" at theClinical Meeting of the AmericanMedical Association.ROBERT D. MOSELEY, JR., chair­man of the department of radiology,was in Lund, Sweden in March for adiscussion meeting of the Interna­tional Commission on RadiologicalUnits and Measurements.JOHN F. MULLAN has been ap­pointed chairman of the section ofneurosurgery. He succeeds Joseph P.Evans who is now devoting full timeto teaching and research.FRANK W. NEWELL was appointedchairman of the American Board ofOphthalmology in January. Thatsame month he gave the 6th S. D.McPherson Lecture at the Universityof North Carolina.SALVATORE L. NIGRO ('59-'67), as­sistant professor of surgery, has en­tered private practice at Columbus,Holy Cross, and Loretto Hospitals,Chicago.ROBERT G. PAGE, associate dean ofthe division, has edited and con­tributed to a book entitled Prepara­tion for the Study of Medicine, whichdiscusses the changes in high schooland collegiate education in this coun­try. He spoke on this subject recent­ly in Atlanta before the presidents ofNegro colleges, and on April 17 to thefaculty and students of Tufts Medi­cal School, Boston on "The ChangingStudent-A Challenge to MedicalEducation."WALTER L. PALMER, Rush, '21,Richard T. Crane professor emeritus,is now chief of staff at WoodlawnHospital, Chicago. At the Pan-Ameri­can Congress of Gastroenterology heldin Lima, Peru in September, he wasmade a Commander of the Order of"Hipolito Unanue" by the Govern­ment of Peru. The medal, named fora pioneer Peruvian physician, wasaccompanied by a certificate signedby the President of Peru. Seven ofthe twenty gastroenterologists inLima received their training at TheUniversity of Chicago and many ofthose present had worked in the Gas­trointestinal section here.JOHN J PROCKNOW, '50, andFAUSTO TANZI, '50, both in the de­partment of medicine, left in July tobecome, respectively, medical directorand assistant medical director of theBarlow Sanitarium in Los Angeles.Both are associated with the Univer­sity of Southern California; Dr.Procknow as the first Walter JarvisBarlow Professor of Chest Diseases,and Dr. Tanzi as a senior associateprofessor of medicine.ANTHONY J RAIMONDI ('59-'67)left in April, 1967 to become chair­man of Neurosurgery at Cook CountyHospital, Chicago. He was moderatorof a course on "Diagnostic and Ther­apeutic Aspects of Stroke" on Feb­ruary 28 on the Annual Clinical Con­ference of the Chicago Medical Soci­ety.MARK M. RAVITCH, head of thesection of pediatric surgery, will be avisiting professor in Australia untilJune 6, teaching at several surgicalinstitutions, including the Universityof Australia.ARTHUR F. REIMANN ('6(}-'67) hasbecome Director of Surgery, SuburbanCook County Tuberculosis Sani­tarium and entered private practice.HENRY T. RICKETTS, professoremeritus in the department, and di­rector of the Periodic ExaminationProgram, received the George HowellColeman Medal of the Institute ofMedicine of Chicago in January. Thiswas presented for his "valuable serv­ice to, and special effort in behalf ofthe community over and above hisprofessional duty and responsibility."He recently has joined the EditorialStaff of the Journal 0/ the AmericanMedical Association.HENRY P. RUSSE, '57, has beenappointed medical director of Colum­bus Hospital, Chicago, and professorof medicine at Loyola University.CORNELIUS W. VERMEULEN, '37,associate dean of the division, as­sumed additional responsibilities July,1967, when he was appointed chief ofClinical Staff, succeeding WrightAdams, who held the position since1961.CLARENCE H. WALTON (,5(}-'52)chief of Anesthesiology, Carle Clinic,Urbana-Champaign, is one of twoDelegates from Champaign Countyto the Illinois State Medical Society.SHERWYN E. WARREN ('61-'67) in­structor in surgery, has entered pri­vate practice at Weiss Memorial andRavenswood Hospitals, Chicago.EDWARD WEINSHELBAUM, '60, in­structor in surgery, is fulfilling hismilitary obligation with the Army inKorea.SAMUEL B. WEISS, professor of bio­chemistry, has been appointed asso­ciate director of the Argonne CancerResearch Hospital. He is known forhis isolation of the enzyme RNApolymerase, a substance which playsa key role in genetic processes in liv­ing cells. Dr. Weiss replaces Dr. PaulV. Harper who is now devoting fulltime to research and teaching.GEORGE L. WIED, professor of ob­stetrics and gynecology, recently lec­tured at the Cytology Workshop ofthe Society of Clinical Pathologistsin Chicago and taught a course on"Hormonal Cytology" at the 4th An­nual Workshop Seminar sponsoredby the California Association of Hor­monal Gynotechnologists, in BeverlyHills. He also attended a workshop inSan Francisco at the University ofCalifornia. In May he will give apost-graduate course at the AmericanCollege of Obstetrics and Gynecologymeeting in Chicago.FREDERICK P. ZUSPAN, chairman ofthe department of obstetrics and gy­necology, participated in a post­graduate course in January sponsoredby the pediatrics department of theMedical College of Georgia. In Marchhe was at the University of Utah fortheir 9th Annual OBG ContinuationCourse, as a visiting professor.MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETIN 29NEWS OF ALUMNI'31. EGBERT H. FELL, surgeon, wasat The Christian Hospital, Meshed,Iran, and since last fall has been onthe staff of the Hailie Selassie I Uni­versity, Public Health College, Gon­dar, Ethiopia.'32. GEORGE W. STUPPY, Chicago,is serving as chairman of the medicaland scientific committee of the Illi­nois Chapter of the Arthritis Founda­tion. He has been a member of themedical committee since 1949.'35. LENT C. JOHNSON, Chief ofMuscular-Skeletal Pathology at theArmed Forces Institute of Pathologyat Walter Reed Army Medical Cen­ter, recently received the annualPhilip S. Hench Award of the Asso­ciation of Military Surgeons of theUnited States. He demonstrated thatuncontrolled cartilage growth is re­lated to bone development imbal­ances, which provided insight into thediagnosis of osteoarthritis and moreclearly defined the aging process.'37. ORMAND C. JULIAN, chairmanof the department of surgery, Pres­byterian-St. Luke's Hospital, on No­vember 15th was installed as presi­dent of the Chicago Heart Associa­tion.'38. ROBERT L. SCHMITZ, a surgeon,has been elected president of theMercy Hospital Medical and Scien­tific staff in Chicago.'40. DAVID C. DAHLIN is professorof pathology in {he Mayo GraduateSchool of Medicine, and a member ofthe section of surgical pathology ofthe Mayo Clinic.'42. ROBERT H. EBERT (Fac. '47-'56) has been oppointed by the Presi­dent and the U.S. Senate as a memberof the National Library of MedicineBoard of Regents. Dr. Ebert is Deanof the Harvard University MedicalSchool.JAMES M. FRITZ, of Tucson, Ari­zona, was co-producer of a motionpicture entitled "The Heart is aPump," which was presented on No­vember 29th at the American MedicalAssociation meeting in Houston.'43. ARTHUR C. CONNOR, orthopedicsurgeon, was named president andchief of staff at Roseland CommunityHospital, Chicago. He has been onthe hospital staff since 1957, and alsoserves on the staff of Mercy Hospitaland Cook County Hospital. WnLIAMH. ORCUTT, Rush, '38, was electedvice-president, and ROLAND C. OLSSON,'40, secretary-treasurer.DAVID M. HUME has been appointedprofessor and chairman of the depart­ment of surgery at the Medical Col­lege of Virginia, Richmond. He is alsodirector of the Medical College ofVirginia Renal Transplant Center.'47. RICHARD K. BLAISDELL, pro­fessor and chairman of the depart­ment of medicine at the University ofHawaii School of Medicine, helpedlaunch the first intern program in theR yukyu Islands. There are 8 interns,all graduates of Japanese medicalschools. The staff includes Okinawan,Japanese, and U.S. physicians, withthe leadership from the faculty of theUniversity of Hawaii.ROBERT M. CHANOCK has beenchief of the International ReferenceLaboratory for Respiratory Virusessince 1962. Recently he was the 15thwinner of the Kimble MethodologyAward sponsored by Owens-Illinois,Inc., and presented annually by theConference of State and ProvincialPublic Health Laboratory Directorsfor outstanding work in the develop­ment of new and better procedures inpublic health. Dr. Chanock's researchled to the identification of a myco­plasma, called Eaton agent, one ofthe major causes of pneumonia inman.ROBERT G. FRAZIER, associate at­tending physician at the Children'sMemorial Hospital in Chicago andassistant professor of pediatrics atNorthwestern University MedicalSchool, was named executive directorof the American Academy of Pediat­rics. He has been secretary of theAAP since 1960.RICHARD C. SHAW, medical direc­tor of Connecticut Mutual Life In­surance Company in Hartford, wasawarded the Chartered Life Under­writer designation. This designationis granted to persons engaged in ac­tivities relating to the insuring of hu­man life values, and its principal ob­jective is to maintain high standards.of insurance services to the public.'52. CLIFFORD W. GURNEY (Fac.'56-'66) has become chairman of thedepartment of medicine at RutgersMedical School in New Brunswick,N.J.'53. JOHN DOULL has been ap­pointed professor of pharmacologyand toxicology at the University ofKansas Medical Center. He recentlywas named co-director of a 5-yearresearch program on drug reactions.A PHS grant of $1,700,000 will estab­lish a Pharmacology-Toxicology Cen­ter at the University.'54. NICHOLAS T. ZERVAS has beenappointed to the faculty of medicineat Harvard University, as assistantprofessor of surgery at the Beth Is­rael Hospital.'57. JAMES S. MAGIDSON writes heis completing his third year as assist­ant professor of surgical pathology atCornell University Medical Collegein New York.'59. JAMES A. ROBERTS, urologist,has been appointed a research asso­ciate of the Delta Regional PrimateCenter of Tulane University. Dr.Roberts completed his 2-year militaryservice this past summer as staff urol-30 MEDICAL ALUMNI BULLETINogist at the U.S. Naval Hospital atOakland, Calif.'60. DONALD C. CANNON has beenappointed a Markle Scholar in Aca­demic Medicine.'61. DAVID D. BEAL, former seniorresident and instructor in the depart­ment of otolaryngology, is fulfillinghis military obligation at the NationalInstitutes of Health, Section of Ex­perimental Embryology, Bethesda,Md.'63. JAMES A. ESTERLY won 1st and2nd prize in the competition for theHektoen Award of the Chicago Path­ological Society. He previously wonthe Hektoen Award in 1964. Dr. Es­terly is now a captain in the MarineCorps, Cardiovascular Branch, ArmedForces Institute of Pathology, Wash­ington, D.C.GORDON E. HENNEFORD, formerresident and trainee in otolaryngol­ogy, is now fulfilling his military obli­gation as captain at the Ireland Hos­pital, Fort Knox, Kentucky.'64. DAVID M. GROSS is completinghis training in urology at StanfordUniversity.BARRY D. KAHAN was awarded theJoseph A. Capps Prize by the Insti­tute of Medicine of Chicago for hispaper entitled "Solublization, Purifi­cation and Characterization of aTransplantation Antigen." Dr. Kahan,who also earned his Ph.D. in physiol­ogy in 1964, is currently doing re­search with the Department of Health,Education and Welfare, NIH, Bethes­da, Maryland.ROBERT H. PIERCE, assistant resi­dent in radiology, is at the NationalInstitutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.'65. ROBERTA A. BALLARD, juniorassistant resident in pediatrics, hasgone to the Stanford Medical Center,Stanford, Calif.HARRIS TAYLOR writes that he is inCali, Colombia, with the Peace Corps.His work involves taking care of thevolunteers, supervising volunteernurses, and attending hospital confer­ences and rounds at the Universityof Valle. The facilities are rather so­phisticated; many of the faculty havejust finished residencies in the States.He feels the experience is worthwhilebecause the volunteers are a very re­sourceful and enthusiastic group.'68. DAVID A. KINDIG, during hissenior year at the U. of C. MedicalSchool, is serving as president of theStudent American Medical Associa­tion (S.A.M.A.).RUSH ALUMNI'21. JULES C. STEIN is chairman ofMusic Corporation of America, whiclihe helped organize in 1924.'25. GEORGE B. CALLAHAN is firstvice-president of the Illinois StateMedical Society for 1967-1968. Wil­liam M. Lees, Rush, '39, is a memberof the Board of Trustees.'26. ALEXANDER BRUNSCHWIG (Fac.'28-'47) has been named attendingsurgeon emeritus at Memorial Hospi­tal for Cancer and Allied Diseases,New York City, where he has beenchief of the gynecology service.'27. EDWARD L. COMPERE (Fac. '28-'40) has been named the first RyersonProfessor of Orthopedic Surgery atNorthwestern University, where he ischairman of the department. Thisprofessorship was bequeathed by thelate Mrs. Adelaide Hamilton Ryer­son, in memory of her husband, Dr.Edwin W. Ryerson, who taught atRush Medical College and was chair­man of the department of orthopedicsurgery at Northwestern from 1927-1935.'30. ERNEST L. STEBBINS has retiredas dean of the School of Hygiene andPublic Health at the Johns HopkinsUniversity, Baltimore, Md.'31. ELEANOR HUMPHREYS, profes­sor emeritus in the department ofpathology, received an honorary de­gree from Smith College on the occa­sion of her 50th reunion with hergraduation class last June. She hasreturned to Chicago and is living atthe Admiralty, 909 W. Foster Avenue,Chicago, Ill. 60640.'32. LoUIS B. NEWMAN was the re­cipient of the 1967 Award for "Out­standing Contributions in MedicalRehabilitation Through Sustainedand Dedicated Service" from the As­socation of Medical RehabilitationDirectors and Co-ordinators. Dr.Newman is a professor at Northwest­ern University Medical School.'34. CHARLES L. DUNHAM (Fac.'34-'46) is now in charge of the divi­sion of biology and medicine of theAtomic Energy Commission, withwhich he has been connected since1949. He also is the new chairman ofthe division of medical sciences at theNational Research Council, whichconsists of 32 advisory committeesand 20 professional associates.'42. JOHN G. MORRISON is presi­dent of the California Medical Asso­ciation. He has been chairman of theCalifornia Blue Shield PhysiciansService and president of the Alameda­contra Costa County Medical Asso­ciation.NEWS OF FORMERINTERNS ANDRESIDENTSWILLIAM H. BAIN (,61-'62), amember of the surgical faculty of theRoyal Infirmary, The University ofGlasgow, Scotland, will be a partici­pant at the 10th International Con­gress on Diseases of the Chest to beheld in Washington, D.C., October4-8, 1968.BERNARD W. BERNE ('66-'67), sen­ior assistant resident in surgery, hasgone to the University of Illinois, de­partment of microbiology.LESLIE GABLE ('60-'67), residentand trainee in psychiatry, has enteredprivate practice in Chicago.DONALD H. GILDEN ('64-'67), resi­dent and trainee in neurology, is atBrooks Army Medical Center, Medi­cal Field Service School, in San An­tonio, Texas.FAUSTINA HEIDRICH ('38-'39) ofMercede, Texas, a former resident inanesthesiology, recently visited theClinics.MARJORIE ]. JACOBSON ('61-'67),instructor in psychiatry, has enteredprivate practice in Chicago.ROBERT G. PRIEST (,66-'67), train­ee and instructor in psychiatry, hasjoined the staff of the Royal Edin­burgh Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.HAROLD G. SUTTON ('57-'67), in­structor in surgery (urology), joinedthe' staff of Argonne National Lab­oratories.THOMAS F. THORNTON ('40-'44),of Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded anhonorary Sc.D. by Loras College, Du­buque, Iowa, for his outstanding con­tributions to the practice of surgery.ALFONSO TOPETE ('46-'48), profes­sor and chairman of the departmentof surgery, University of Guadalajara,Mexico, has been elected president ofthe Medical Society of the UnitedStates and Mexico.·DOUGLAS C. WhKERSON ('63-'67),clinical instructor in psychiatry, hasgone into private practice in Chicago.ME 0 I CAL A l U M NIB U II E TIN 31KATHERINE WOLCOTTKATHERINE T. WOLCOTT wasnamed Executive Secretary of theMedical Alumni Association last sum­mer, when Mrs. Jessie Maclean re­tired after 16 years of directing alum­ni affairs. Miss Wolcott, a graduateof The University of Illinois, hasbeen associated with The Universityof Chicago since 1959, first in theOffice of Public Relations and mostrecently with Dr. John R. Lindsay asassistant director of the MidwesternTemporal Bone Bank Center.Miss Wolcott's responsibilities willinclude working with alumni in plan­ning programs, class reunions, and theMedical Alumni Fund.Fund Begun To FinanceDr. Dragstedt's PortraitA fund has begun to commission aportrait of Dr. Lester R. Dragstedt,B.S. '15, M.S. '16, Ph.D. '20, M.D.Rush, '21.The portrait of the Thomas D.J ones professor emeritus will beplaced on permanent display in P-117of Billings Hospital.Four distinguished members of thefaculty now have portraits in theroom. They include: Harry GideonWells, professor of pathology, 1895-1940; Robert R. Bensley, professorof anatomy, 1901-1933; Edwin OaksJordan, professor of hygiene andbacteriology, 1893-1933; and DallasBurton Phemister, professor andchairman of surgery, 1927-1947.Dr. Dragstedt was primarily con­cerned with the physiology of thegastrointestinal tract. He joined thefaculty in 1925 as an associate pro­fessor of surgery. In 1930, he becameprofessor and in 1943 was namedchairman of the department.Those wishing to contribute to thefund may do so through the MedicalAlumni Fund.Attention members of the classes of1943, 1948, and 1958 interested in areunion. Please write to the MedicalAlumni Office.JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTSJune 5 -Wednesday - AlumniOpen HouseJohn Van Prohaska, '33,ChairmanSenior Scientific Session-Billings HospitalRobert W. Wissler, '49,ChairmanJune 6 -Thursday-AlumnLOpenHouse .Alumni Luncheon-Billings HospitalBanquet honoring Grad­uating Seniors and RushClass of 1918Hutchinson Commons-6:00 P.M.Speaker: Robert H.Ebert, "42, Dean, Har­vard Medical SchoolJune 18-Tuesday-AMA AlumniLuncheonMark Hopkins Hotel,San FranciscoGolden Empire Room-12:00 noonRobert W. Jamplis, '44,ChairmanGuests of Honor: LeonO. Jacobson and pastpresidents of the Med­ical Alumni Assoc.32 M E 0 I CAL A L U M NIB U L LET I N