P&S Journal: Fall 1994, Vol.14, No.3
50 Years and Counting
The cocktail pianist's mellow notes brought "Casablanca" to mind. Half a century after taking the Hippocratic Oath, members of the Class of 1944, many of whom saw active duty in World War II, swapped memories of anatomy and tried, wrinkles and receding hairlines notwithstanding, to match faces with name tags at their dinner reunion at the River Club, graciously hosted by class chairman Henry Clay Frick II'44. There were tales of bravery and bravado. "Why, that's Typhoid Mike!" Kenneth Calder'44 exclaimed upon recognizing Myron Steinberg'44, recalling a softball game at which somebody hit the only ball on hand into the Hudson River and Dr. Steinberg leaped in to recover it and save the game.
Has medicine changed much since the Class of 1944 entered the field? Not for Long Island family practitioner Gary Piccione'44, who still makes house calls.