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P&S Journal: Fall 1995, Vol.15, No.3
In Memoriam
Alumni


Class of 1924 J. Russell Twiss died at his home in New York City April 12, 1995, at age 95. An internist specializing in gastroenterology, Dr. Twiss did his internship and residency training at New York Postgraduate Hospital. He was an attending physician at Doctors, New York, and University hospitals, among others, and taught at P&S and Cornell and NYU medical schools over his career of 60 years. During World War II, Dr. Twiss was chief of medicine at naval hospitals in California and North Carolina. He is survived by a daughter and two sons.


Class of 1928 Joseph G. Pollard, a retired member of the Dartmouth College Health Service and team physician, died Feb. 25, 1994. He did his internship at Mary Hitchcock Hospital and became assistant professor of physical education at Dartmouth. He is survived by a son, Charles.


Class of 1929

Peter P.H. DiBrienza, a retired internist, died Nov. 26, 1994.


Class of 1930

Peter F. Birkel of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died in October 1994. He is survived by two children....Gerald F. Jones, a general surgeon, died April 5, 1995. Following an internship at Presbyterian Hospital, he served with the Rhoads General Hospital, U.S. Army, where he was chief of general surgery. He practiced in New Hartford, N.Y., for many years and was on

the staff of Faxton Hospital. He was also a member of the Whipple Society and the Utica Academy of Medicine, among other professional organizations. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia, of New York City....William Levine died July 19, 1994. He was a physician for Con Ed in New York for many years before retiring to Marlboro, N.J. He is survived by his wife....John Francis Roberts, a surgeon, has died, date unknown. Dr. Roberts was associate clinical professor of surgery at UCLA, with hospital appointments at St. John's, Santa Monica, and Wads- worth General hospitals.


Class of 1933

Edward M. Cohart died Nov. 18, 1994. Following residency training at Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, he practiced medicine in New York City for several years before receiving a master's degree at Columbia's School of Public Health. He joined the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, where he became chairman of epidemiology and public health in 1966. He was named Wilson Professor of Public Health in 1960. Dr. Cohart was particularly interested in the impact of social factors on chronic disease. He became emeritus professor in 1978. Dr. Cohart served with the U.S. Army for four years during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dr. Mary Schleifer Cohart, a son, and a daughter....Burwell Dodd, a retired surgeon living in Bloomfield, Conn., died June 26, 1994. Following a general internship at Hartford Hospital and residency training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, he

joined the staff of Hartford Hospital, where he remained for his entire career, retiring in 1966. In addition to his private practice, he served as a director of the Surgical Research Laboratory at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dodd served in the armed forces from 1942 to 1946. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and three sons.


Class of 1934

Adolph D. Casciano died March 17, 1994. A resident of Freehold, N.J., he retired from a practice in internal medicine and cardiology in 1983. His wife, Ellen, preceded him in death....George Gordon Knight, a surgeon with a solo practice in Nyack, N.Y., died March 16, 1995. Following internship and surgical residency training at New York Postgraduate Hospital, he joined the staff of Nyack Hospital in 1938. He served as a director of surgery there from 1960 to 1965 and was appointed senior attending physician in 1964. He was also director of emergency services during the late 1970s and became a consultant in 1979. Dr. Knight was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He served as a captain in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. Dr. Knight is survived by his wife, Molly, two daughters, and a son....Eric Stietzel, a family practitioner, died in January 1992. Dr. Stietzel did his internship and residency training at United Hospital in Port Chester, N.Y., and was affiliated with Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. He was a past president of the Connecticut Academy of Family Practice.


Class of 1936

Nathan Adelman died Jan. 5, 1995. An otolaryngologist, he took a rotating internship at Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by residency training there. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years before joining the attending staff at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he remained for his entire career. Dr. Adelman was also on the staff of Mount Sinai and Montefiore medical centers and associate clinical professor of otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. He was a life member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, the Medical Society of the County of New York, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He is survived by his wife, Paula, and four children.


Class of 1937

Joseph J. Esposito died March 1, 1995. Following graduation and service in World War II, Dr. Esposito trained in radiology and then joined the staff of Bridgeport Hospital, where he became chairman of radiology and director of the radiology residency program. Dr. Esposito retired in 1982 and is survived by his wife, Jennie, three daughters, and a son.


Class of 1938

Edward A. Custer, an internist living in Palo Alto, Calif., died May 4, 1994.... F. Dean Roylance died at his retirement home in Sarasota, Fla., on Aug. 19, 1994. Dr. Roylance trained at Kings Park State and Knickerbocker hospitals on Long Island and Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. He was affiliated with Englewood and Pascack Valley hospitals in New Jersey, where he practiced general medicine.


Class of 1939

Donnell W. Boardman died Nov. 17, 1994, in Concord, Mass. Following housestaff training at Roosevelt and Bellevue hospitals in New York City, he became affiliated with Massachusetts General's Department of Allergy and had an academic appointment at Boston University. Dr. Boardman was founder of Acton Medical Associates, an early prepaid hospital maintenance organi- zation dedicated to patient care, supported by a governmental subsidy and private fees for service. He was a consultant in medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass., where he designed and directed one of the nation's first community hospital coronary care units. He also spent more than two years providing primary care in Kenya and Haiti. In 1982 he co-founded and was president of the Center for Atomic Radiation Studies (CARS), an organization dedicated to understanding the health effects of radiation. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Civil Service Comm- ission, Department of the Interior, where he was chief medical officer in several War Relocation Authority centers. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth.


Class of 1940

John T. Lambert of Niantic, Conn., died Dec. 30, 1994. A general surgeon, he was on the attending staff of St. Luke's, Beekman Downtown, and Lincoln hospitals in New York. He retired in 1984. Dr. Lambert also served with the Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and was discharged with the rank of captain. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and two children.


Class of 1941

George L. Hawkins, a retired neurosurgeon, died April 6, 1995. Dr. Hawkins did his internship and residency training at University Hospital in Cleveland. Before specialty training at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, he served in the Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1947. He practiced neurosurgery for nearly 40 years in St. Louis County, where he was on the staff of St. Luke's and Jewish hospitals. Dr. Hawkins was president of St. Louis medical and surgical societies. He retired in 1975. He was the P&S regional representative for Missouri for many years. Dr. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Geraldine, a son, and two daughters. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the George L. Hawkins Jr. Lectureship on Ethics in Medical Practice at P&S, a lectureship Dr. Hawkins established.


Class of MSD 1941

Joseph Post, an internist specializing in diseases of the liver, died March 25, 1995. Dr. Post received his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1937, interned at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and was a research resident at Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Welfare Island in New York before receiving his doctor of medical science degree at P&S in 1941. He was an instructor in medicine at P&S from 1939 to 1946, then joined the NYU faculty as professor of clinical medicine. Dr. Post practiced medicine for 42 years and was on the staff of Lenox Hill, University, and Goldwater Memorial hospitals. He was a trustee and past president of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Post served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II in the Pacific theater. Dr. Post is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anne Bretzfelder, and two sons.


Class of 1942

Edward DeLamater of Oxford, Md., died Nov. 24, 1994. Dr. DeLamater devoted his career to research in microbiology, with his first appointment as assistant professor of bacteriology and mycology at the University of Minnesota. He then served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, New York Medical College, and Florida Atlantic University, where he was appointed Distinguished University Professor of Science.
He also served as staff physician at Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge, Md., from 1978 to 1982. Dr. DeLamater had many honorary appointments, including membership in the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York

Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine. In addition to his distinguished career in science, he was keenly interested in the arts, having attended the Conservatory of Art and Music at Oberlin College before attending P&S. He published poetry and, following retirement, became an artist and exhibited his drawings and woodcarvings in at least 10 shows. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, three daughters, two sons, two stepsons, and a stepdaughter.


Class of 1943

Margaret Clarke, a retired surgeon from Woodliff Lake, N.J., died Oct. 10, 1994. Dr. Clarke is survived by her husband, Charles'43M, a son, and two daughters, one of whom is Mary'76, a pediatrician in Ridgewood, N.J. ....Peter C. Hoch, a retired pediatrician in Denver, Colo., died June 4, 1993. Dr. Hoch did his internship at Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone of Panama and, after serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve for two years, did his pediatric residency training at Denver Children's Hospital. He joined the Children's Hospital staff and became president of the staff in 1965. He was associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical School and served as president of the Rocky Mountain Pediatric Society. Dr. Hoch enjoyed skiing, mountain climbing, and gardening.


Class of 1944

George Hallett died in August 1994. He interned at Pennsylvania Hospital and trained in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Babies Hospital in New York before opening a solo pediatric practice in Maine. He later became associate chief of pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center and chief of pediatrics at Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hallett served on the board of directors of the CP Center, the Adoption Agency, and the Hearing and Speech Center in Portland.


Class of 1946

Walter P. Kosar, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Hartford Hospital for 40 years and former president of the hospital's medical staff, died Oct. 20, 1994. Dr. Kosar did his internship at Hartford Hospital and, following two years in the U.S. Navy, his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Sloane Hospital for Women in New York. In addition to his appointment at Hartford Hospital, he was on the staff of St. Francis and Mount Sinai hospitals.

Dr. Kosar is survived by his wife, Pauline, three daughters, and a son....

Samuel W. Mills, a general surgeon with a practice in Middletown, N.Y., died Aug. 24, 1994. He did his internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, followed by postgraduate training at NYU. He was on the attending staffs of Horton Memorial and Middletown State hospitals and a fellow of the American College of Surgery. He also served as captain with the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1949.


Class of 1947

Joe Denson of Gadsden, Ala., died Sept. 18, 1994. A general surgeon, he did his internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans and his surgical residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He was chief of surgery at Holy Name of Jesus Hospital in Gadsden and an attending at Baptist Memorial Hospital, also in Gadsden. Dr. Denson served on the board of directors of the Alabama Chapter of the American Cancer Society and grew orchids as a hobby. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1952.


Class of 1948

Kenneth D. Burke of Modesto, Calif., died in August 1994. An internist in a group practice, he trained at Ann Arbor-University Hospital and then joined the staff of Memorial Hospital in Modesto, where he was chief of the medical section and on the executive committee of the medical staff. Dr. Burke was an associate of the American College of Physicians. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1957, stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Betsy....Prescott Holt of Berlin, Md., died May 14, 1994. Dr. Holt originally trained in radiology at the Mayo Clinic then trained in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington,

D.C., where he served as staff psychiatrist with a part-time private practice limited to psychotherapy.


Class of 1949

Daniel J. Melia died Oct. 9, 1994. Following an internship on the first medical division of Bellevue Hospital and residency training in pediatrics at Babies Hospital, he joined the staff of Yonkers General Hospital, where he was director of pediatrics and medical education. He was also on the staff of St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. Dr. Melia was assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at P&S from 1953 to 1987 and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Melia also served as police commissioner of Hastings, N.Y., from 1962 to 1991. Before attending P&S, Dr. Melia entered the Coast Guard Academy and was commissioned lieutenant, junior grade. He served in the North Atlantic on the U.S.S. Bibb from 1942 to 1944. Dr. Melia is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita, two sons, and a daughter.


Class of 1950

Kurt M. Gundell, a pediatrician, died Jan. 3, 1995. Dr. Gundell did his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital, followed by residency training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He then practiced pediatrics in Whittier, Calif., where he was on the staff of Presbyterian and Whittier hospitals. He also had a faculty appointment at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gundell served as a U.S. Army medical technician during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Grace, a son, and a daughter. ...Francis B. Trudeau of Saranac Lake, N.Y., died April 25, 1995. A grandson of Edward Livingston Trudeau, founder of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis, Dr. Trudeau began his career as an internist in Saranac Lake following training on the Columbia division of Bellevue Hospital, in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department of NYU Hospital, and at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. With the development of antibiotics effective in the treatment of tuberculosis, the Trudeau Sanitarium was closed and proceeds from the sale were used by Dr. Francis Trudeau to create and staff the Trudeau Institute, a research organization that specializes in research on the immune system in patients with tuberculosis. While he served as president of the Trudeau Institute, Dr. Trudeau resumed his practice and became chief of medicine at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake. An avid skier, Dr. Trudeau was physician to the U.S. ski team from 1977 to 1984 and senior medical officer for the 13th Winter Olympics in 1980. Dr. Trudeau served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ursula, two daughters, and a son, Garry, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip.


Class of 1952

Robert A. Evans of Tucson, Ariz., died March 17, 1995. Following training in radiology, Dr. Evans served as staff radiologist for the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. He then joined the staff of Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he practiced and did research in adult and pediatric neuroradiology. At age 55, Dr. Evans began his second career in psychiatry after training at Baylor College in Houston. He was staff psychiatrist and psychiatric director at the Sierra Tucson Co. in Tucson, retiring in 1994. Dr. Evans is survived by two daughters and three sons.


Class of 1957

Francis J. Breen, an internist in Syosset, Long Island, died Oct. 3, 1994. He did his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York and, following service at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Ports- mouth, opened his practice with hospital affiliations at Winthrop University, Syosset Community, Syosset Central General, and Plainview hospitals. He was a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Miriam.


Class of 1966

Thornton S. Walker of Freeport, N.Y., died May 3, 1994. Dr. Walker did his residency training at Roosevelt Hospital and practiced internal medicine in Rockville Centre, Long Island.


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