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P&S Journal

P&S Journal: Fall 1996, Vol.16, No.3
Alumni Weekend.
Alumni Association Activities.

Alumni Council



Donald O. Quest'70
From Big Bang to Sam Bard, from Galen to grave robbery, Donald O. Quest'70, P&S professor of clinical neurosurgery and guest speaker at the Alumni Council dinner March 27, took fellow alumni on a delightful and informative journey in slide and word, recounting the research, real estate deals, rum, and riot that comprised the early history of P&S.

Hosting the Jan. 17 council dinner, Dean Pardes dedicated the occasion to Abbie Knowlton'42. For countless years, Dr. Knowlton, clinical professor of medicine and a distinguished endocrinologist, has given of her time and energy to the medical school and its alumni. An active member of more than 16 alumni committees, co-chair of her class since 1978, and chair of the Annual Fund since 1983, Dr. Knowlton, who was surprised by the tribute, accepted an inscribed Orrefors vase as a small token of the school's and the association's appreciation. (See Alumni Profile, page 37.)

Regional Program

No Boston Tea Party, but a Boston brunch attracted 35 alumni and friends to the Harvard Club of Boston Feb. 25. The guest speakers were Andrew G. Frantz'55, professor of medicine and chairman of the admissions committee, and Richard N. Pierson'55, professor of clinical medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and co-chairman of the Regional Representatives Committee. The theme, "Columbia P&S in a Roller Coaster of Change," sparked a lively discussion.

On April 26, Alumni Association president John Schullinger'55 hosted a cocktail reception in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians in San Francisco.


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