P&S Journal: Spring 1994, Vol.14, No.2
Class of 1925
Jerome A. Marks, a retired gastroenterologist, died Dec. 5, 1993. After training at Lenox Hill Hospital and the University of Vienna, he practiced in New York City, where he was on the faculty of NYU medical school and was an attending physician at University, Harlem, Beekman Downtown, and Knickerbocker hospitals. He also served as president of the New York Gastroenterological Association and the New York Academy of Gastroenterology. He is survived by his wife.
Class of 1932
Paul M. Lass, an obstetrician and gynecologist living in retirement in Daytona Beach, died Oct. 12, 1993. Dr. Lass practiced in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was associated with Vasser Brothers Hospital for 30 years. He also served as director of gynecology at the Hudson River Psychiatric Center, where he was executive director of medicine and surgery. Dr. Lass was a captain in the Army during World War II, stationed in Italy and Africa. He is survived by his wife, Natalie, and a daughter, Linda. ...Alexander G. Silberstein, a retired internist, died Oct. 2, 1993. Following training at Bellevue and Morrisania hospitals, he practiced in White Plains, where he was visiting physician at White Plains Hospital and a consultant in internal medicine at Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla. He served in the U.S. Medical Corps from 1942 to 1946, where he rose to the rank of major. Following retirement in 1976, he moved to La Jolla, Calif., and worked several days a week at a senior citizens medical clinic in San Diego.
Class of 1933
Russell V. Fuldner died Oct. 9, 1993. Dr. Fuldner trained in orthopedic surgery at New Haven Hospital and practiced in New Haven, where he was on the staff of St. Raphael's Hospital. He also ran a cattle farm in Virginia. There are no known survivors.
Class of 1934
Frank G. Dudley died Sept. 15, 1993. He trained at the House of Mercy Hospital in Pittsfield, Mass., and St. Joseph's Infirmary before establishing a practice in Littleton, N.H. He also served in the Army from 1942 to 1946, seeing action in North Africa and Italy. ...Adrian Lambert died Jan. 7, 1994. He trained in thoracic surgery at Bellevue and Presbyterian hospitals, was on the attending staff of Roosevelt and Harlem hospitals, and was a member of the P&S faculty. For a time, he took care of surgical and medical problems at several companies, including Amtrak and Conrail. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Bacon Lambert, a son, and two daughters.
Class of 1935
Sylvan Bloomfield died Dec. 30, 1993. An ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma, he practiced in Manhattan for many years before retiring six years ago. Dr. Bloomfield was affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and P&S. He served as president of the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology from 1967 to 1968. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, three sons, and a daughter.
Class of 1936
Herbert S. Friedman of White Plains, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 1993. Dr. Friedman trained at Lenox Hill and Presbyterian hospitals in otolaryngology before serving in the Army as a lieutenant colonel during World War II. He subsequently opened a practice in ENT and facial plastic surgery in White Plains, where he was chief of ENT at St. Agnes Hospital and attending otolaryngologist at New Rochelle Hospital.
Class of 1937
Benjamin Kean, a world authority on tropical diseases, died Sept. 27, 1993. Dr. Kean served his internship and residency at Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone before heading the parasitology laboratory at that institution. During World II he joined the U.S. Army and was chief health officer for the German state of Hesse, during the American occupation, where he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. Upon returning to New York, he joined the faculty of New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. In 1954 he went to Cornell University Medical College as assistant clinical professor of public health and parasitology. There he rose through the ranks to become clinical professor of public health. During his career, he helped identify E. coli as the etiologic agent of turista, the Mexican term for traveler's diarrhea. In 1990 the B.H. Kean Professorship for Medicine was established in his name, and the "B.H. Kean Course in Tropical Medicine" at Cornell was named after him. His book, titled "One Doctor's Adventures Among the Famous and Infamous from the Jungles of Panama to a Park Avenue Practice," was reviewed in P&S (Winter'94). Dr. Kean is survived by his wife, Collette....William Leslie Smith died in June 1993. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he worked at Sloane Hospital for Women and the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, N.J., before practicing in Hartford, Conn. He specialized in infertility and endocrinology. He is survived by his wife, Arline.
Class of 1938
Albert H. Levy died in February 1993. Following residency training in surgery at Presbyterian Hospital, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for three years. He spent most of his professional career at the New Jersey College of Medicine, where he became professor and acting chairman of surgery. In 1974 he retired after 32 years of federal service as chief of staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital in East Orange, N.J. He also served as director of medical education at the New Jersey Medical School-Martland Hospital....John L. Tullis, a retired pathologist living in Seminole, Fla., died Oct. 28, 1993. Dr. Tullis trained on the first surgical division of Bellevue Hospital and at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital. He was in the Navy from 1941 to 1954, then served with the Naval Reserves from 1954 to 1971, retiring as captain. He was a pathologist on the staff of New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1954 to 1959. He also worked at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., and was a member of the faculty at P&S from 1959 until he retired in 1972. He is survived by his wife, Frances.
Class of 1940
Robert A. Mainzer, a retired surgeon, died Dec. 23, 1993. He trained at Long Island College, Sea View, and Bellevue hospitals. After active duty in the Navy during World War II, he joined the staff of Long Island College Hospital where he was director of surgery. He also was clinical assistant professor at State University Hospital....John Tufton Mason, a family practitioner who trained at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J., and was affiliated with that hospital throughout his medical career, died Sept. 20, 1993. He also had been a clinical assistant in pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark.
Class of 1942
Laurence Rainsford of Hamilton, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 1993. He did his medical internship at Roosevelt Hospital, trained in pediatrics at Babies Hospital, and was a resident in psychiatry at Craig House in Beacon, N.Y. He received a master of public health degree from Yale University in 1952 and in 1957 opened his practice limited to internal medicine and cardiology. He retired in 1978. He also served as health officer for the towns of Madison, Brookfield, and, from 1982 until his death, the town of Earlville. During World War II he saw combat in Italy with ski troops of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Lois, and two stepchildren.
Class of 1943M
Robert S. Beekman, long associated with St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, died Nov. 11, 1993. Dr. Beekman not only did his internship and residency at St. Luke's, but also was an attending physician at that institution until his retirement in 1981. As president of the medical board of St. Luke's Hospital, he played an important role in the 1979 merger with Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Beekman served as secretary and vice president of the New York Historical Society. He is survived by his son and two daughters. ...Charles N. Hoyt died in retirement at Hilton Head Island, S.C., on June 25, 1993. Dr. Hoyt trained at Boston City Hospital and then opened an office in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he stayed until 1964, when he entered a fellowship program in internal medicine and neurology at the Cleveland Clinic. He was particularly interested in alcoholism and other drug dependencies. Dr. Hoyt served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Patricia. ...Warren D. Platt, a retired rheumatologist, died Nov. 28, 1993. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years and then trained in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City before opening a practice in Long Meadow, Mass. He later worked in a group that included his classmate, Hap Turner, as well as four fellow residents at St. Luke's or Presbyterian Hospital. In 1972 he was awarded a citation by the Massachusetts chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for 18 years of leadership in research and treatment of arthritic and rheumatic diseases. There are no known survivors.
Class of 1944
John G. Masterson, an obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in oncology, died Sept. 30, 1993. Following training at Kings County Hospital Center and Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, he was assistant professor in OB-GYN at Downstate Medical Center. He subsequently moved to Chicago, where he served as chairman of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology, and, later, dean and vice president of the medical school. Dr. Masterson is known for his work in uterine cancer. He also served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, two sons, and a daughter.
Class of 1949
William F. Emerson Jr., a retired general surgeon who had practiced in Vancouver, Wash., died May 26, 1993. He is survived by a daughter, Dr. Carol L. Emerson.
Class of 1950
Michael Hume died July 10, 1993. He did his residency training at Roosevelt Hospital and fellowships at Yale-New Haven. He was a Markle Scholar from 1959 to 1964 and a Fulbright Scholar from 1966 to 1967. A leading specialist in the field of cardiovascular surgery, he conducted research on the diagnosis of arterial and venous thrombosis and the evaluation of thrombolytic agents. He was chairman of surgery at New England Baptist Hospital and professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hume served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Constance.
Class of 1952
Robert M. Ellsworth, an authority on tumors of the eye, died Jan. 5, 1994. Following an internship at St. Luke's Hospital and residency training in ophthalmology at Presbyterian Hospital, he joined the faculty at P&S. He moved to New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1969. At the time of his death, Dr. Ellsworth was professor and chairman of ophthalmology. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. His wife, Grace, died in 1985. He is survived by his companion, a son, and a daughter.
Class of 1954
Martha Adams Wikander of Versailles, Ky., died in December 1993. A child psychiatrist, Dr. Adams trained at Montefiore and the Bronx Veterans hospitals.
Class of 1959
John T. Gilfillan of Monterey Park, Calif., died March 4, 1993. Dr. Gilfillan trained at Los Angeles County Hospital before opening a practice in psychiatry. He was on the faculty of the University of Southern California and on the staff of Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital. He also was founder and director of the Gilfillan Psychiatric Medical Clinic.
Class of 1960 PSY
Paul A. Bradlow died Dec. 25, 1993. Dr. Bradlow received his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College and trained in pediatrics at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He trained in psychiatry at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at P&S and maintained an affiliation with P&S until his death. He became clinical professor of psychiatry in 1980. Dr. Bradlow was particularly interested in dream analysis. In June 1993 he was awarded the George Goldman Award in recognition of his achievements in clinical psychoanalysis and in psychoanalytic education. He is survived by his wife, Frieda, and four children.