P&S Journal: Winter 1995, Vol.15, No.1
Class of 1921
Joseph N. Frost died April 9, 1993, at age 103. Dr. Frost interned at Roosevelt Hospital and, with his new bride, spent a year at a Grenfell Mission in Labrador. On returning to the United States he practiced for a few years in Waterloo, N.Y., before moving to Ithaca, where he practiced general surgery for 55 years. At age 85 he retired as school physician for two local districts. At the time of his death, he lived at the home of his daughter, Jacqueline, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Class of 1922
Frances C. Rothert died June 2, 1994, in Hot Springs, Ark., at age 97. Dr. Rothert spent most of her career in public health working for the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas and for the federal government. In 1962 she moved to Guatemala, where she was regional medical and public health consultant for Catholic Relief Services programs for Central America, Panama, Mexico, and the Caribbean, practicing and teaching maternal and child care to train local people in primary health care and nutrition. When she retired at age 84 in 1980, she was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifica Medal by Pope John II. She is survived by a niece, Monica Rothert.
Class of 1923
Frank G. Clemente died May 11, 1993. He was retired from a surgical practice in New York City and lived in Runnemede, N.J. He served in both world wars. There are no known survivors. ...Lucy Carol Miller died Jan. 10, 1992. She was retired from a practice in psychiatry and lived in Long Island City. There are no known survivors.
Class of 1925
A. Wilbur Duryee died June 1, 1994. A specialist in cardiovascular disease, he trained at New York University. He served on the staff of University and Bellevue hospitals and became professor of clinical medicine at New York University. Dr. Duryee also served as consultant at Meadowbrook Hospital in Hempstead, N.Y., Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, and St. Clare's Hospital in Manhattan. He was a past president of the New York Heart Association and vice president of the American Heart Association. He is survived by his wife, Helen, and two daughters ....Anson P.S. Hoyt has died, date unknown. After training at Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Hoyt worked at Barlow Hospital, a teaching affiliate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he became director of research. He was professor emeritus of medical microbiology at USC. His primary interest was the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. He was honored by a lifetime membership of the executive committee of the Pasadena Area Council of Churches.
Class of 1929
Alfred L. Standfast , a retired radiologist from Binghamton, N.Y., died Oct. 21, 1993. He served on the staff of the Binghamton General Hospital and the Ideal Hospital in Endicott, N.Y.
Class of 1931
Frederick H. Theodore , known for his work in external eye diseases, died June 13, 1994. Following residency training in ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital, he practiced in New York City during his entire career. He was particularly known for his work in acanthamoebic corneal infections that occur in users of contact lenses. Dr. Theodore was a founding member and past president of the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, a daughter, and a son, William'74 ....Angel Vando died Jan. 25, 1992. He had a practice in otolaryngology in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Hilda.
Class of 1932
Jarvis M. Smith , a retired orthopedic surgeon living in Bradenton, Fla., died May 20, 1994. Dr. Smith originally trained in general medicine at Newark City Hospital and practiced medicine for seven years. He then trained in orthopedics at New Jersey Orthopedic Hospital in Orange and practiced at the New Jersey Orthopedic Hospital, Montclair Community Hospital, and Mercer Hospital in East Orange. He subsequently became a medical director of the Rehabilitation Commission of the State of New Jersey. Dr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Helen.
Class of 1939
Joseph T. Webber died April 23, 1994. Before medical school, he taught classics at Fordham University as a Jesuit scholastic. His residency training at Kings County Hospital was interrupted by World War II, when he served five years in the U.S. Navy. He was battalion surgeon with the 1st Marine Division during its battle for Guadalcanal, an experience that led him to write the book, "The Little People of Guadalcanal," which paid tribute to the junior officers and enlisted men who contributed to the victory but received little credit. After an anesthesia residency at the Bronx VA, he moved to Albany, where he was director of anesthesiology at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston and taught at the Albany Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and two children.
Class of 1941
Henry T. Randall died June 2, 1994. In addition to his M.D. degree, Dr. Randall received an MSD from Columbia University in 1950. Dr. Randall's surgical training at Presbyterian Hospital was interrupted by World War II, when he served as lieutenant colonel in the Army Medical Corps in Europe. Dr. Randall joined the staff of Sloan-Kettering Hospital in 1951, where he became associate director and later vice president for clinical affairs. He was on the faculty of Cornell University Medical College for 17 years, becoming professor of surgery in 1955. In 1967 he joined the faculty of Brown University as professor of medical science and surgeon in charge of the division of surgical research at Rhode Island Hospital. He retired in 1979. Among many honors, he received the American Cancer Society National Regional Award in 1961, the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Cancer Research in 1965, and the American College of Surgeons Distinguished Service Award in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Louise, two daughters, and a son.
Class of 1943M
Joseph Lee Frank died March 8, 1994. Dr. Frank did his internship on the Columbia Division of Bellevue Hospital and then trained in radiology at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., in radiation therapy at Bellevue Hospital, and in diagnostic radiology as a National Cancer Institute trainee, also at Bellevue. Later he practiced in North Carolina and was director of radiology at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, at Chowan Hospital in Edenton, N.C., and at Bertie County Memorial Hospital in Windsor, N.C. He served as a president of the First District (North Carolina) Medical Society and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. His wife, Barbara, preceded him in death.
Class of 1949
Kamehameha K. Wong died March 22, 1994. Dr. Wong did his internship at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital on Staten Island and his surgical residency at the Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans. He served as a commissioned medical officer in the Public Health Service until he retired to Timonium, Md. He is survived by his wife, Chu-Nien, a son, and a daughter.
Class of 1950
Charles R. Blair died May 20, 1994. He took his residency training in plastic surgery at St. Luke's Hospital and was affiliated with that institution his entire career. He also established a visitation program at the Gautier Hospital in the Dominican Republic, where he went three times a year to do reconstructive plastic surgery, particularly repair of cleft lip and palate, facial injuries, and burn contractures. Dr. Blair saw active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. He is survived by his wife, Esperanza.
Class of 1952
Word has been received that Frank J. Curran died March 11, 1990. Dr. Curran trained at Walter Reed Army Hospital and subsequently practiced general medicine in Placerville, Calif., where he served on the staff of Marshall Hospital ....Robert M. Ellsworth died Jan. 2, 1994. An ophthalmologist specializing in tumors of the eye, he trained in medicine at St. Luke's Hospital and in ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia, where he served on the faculty for many years. He subsequently became affiliated with New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he was professor and chairman of ophthalmology and director of the oncology center. Dr. Ellsworth served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He is survived by a son and a daughter.
Class of 1954 ,
Kathleen Wood died Oct. 17, 1993. Dr. Wood did her internship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and her residency training in anesthesia at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she remained for 31 years and became professor of anesthesiology. She served as acting chairwoman of the department in 1980-81, director of the residency program from 1983 to 1990, and co-director of the pain clinic from 1976 to 1989. She was also chief of the anesthesia service at the Veterans Administration Hospital. There are no known survivors.
Class of 1963
Mark E. Kahn died in January 1994. Dr. Kahn took his residency in medicine at Albert Einstein as well as a fellowship in hematology with Helen Ranney'47 . After moving to New Jersey, he practiced medicine for 25 years and was an attending physician at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and their three daughters.
Class of 1966
John J. Harris a general surgeon specializing in peripheral vascular disease, died in the summer of 1993. Dr. Harris trained at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, the University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics, and the Hines VA Hospital. He later worked with a multispecialty group in Springfield, Ill., and had appointments at St. John's Hospital and Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was a major in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1974.
Class of 1967
Samuel W. Perry , a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, died March 15, 1994. Dr. Perry trained at the Albert Einstein Medical College, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia's Psychoanalytic Center. He had a private practice in New York, where he specialized in the mental aspects of illness and injuries, particularly AIDS and severe burns. He was professor of psychiatry and associate chairman of research at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two daughters, and a son.
Class of 1979
Barbara A. Liskin died April 29, 1994. Dr. Liskin trained in pediatrics and psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then joined the faculty of P&S as assistant clinical professor. She had a private practice in adolescent psychiatry and was director of the Young Adult Psychiatric Clinic at Columbia-Presbyterian and clinical director of the mental health service at Barnard College. Dr. Liskin received an M.S. degree in human nutrition from Columbia in 1974. She is survived by her husband, Vincent Bonagura'75, and twin daughters. The Dr. Barbara Ann Liskin Education Fund has been established in her memory at P&S to provide scholarship prize money for an outstanding woman physician who most closely reflects Dr. Liskin's strong commitment to the field of psychiatry. Further information is available from the Alumni Association.