Frederic Quitkin, M.D., P&S professor of clinical psychiatry, died Oct. 9, 2005, of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Quitkin, who joined the faculty in 1976, was the founding director of the depression evaluation service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He was known for research in atypical depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Quitkin was a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
William B. Guiney, M.D., P&S assistant professor of clinical pathology at Bassett Healthcare, died July 7, 2005, after collapsing July 2 in cardiac arrest. A graduate of the University of Rochester medical school, Dr. Guiney joined the P&S faculty in 1979. He also was assistant
lab director at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, where he enjoyed teaching at all levels.
Class of 1930
Long belated word has been received of the 1977 death of retired surgeon HERMOGENE RIVERO. The first Venezuelan graduate of P&S, he trained at the Polyclinic Hospital in New York and the American Hospital in Paris, then returned to his native town, Caracas, Venezuela. Professor of Surgery at the Hospital Universitario, he served as chief of surgery, first at the Hospital Militar de Caracas, and then at the Instituto Oncologico Ragetti. In the words of his son, Eduardo Rivero, M.D., “surgery in our country can be divided into two periods, before and after my father. I can only add that he was proud of having graduated from P&S.” Survivors include his wife, a daughter, and three sons.
Class of 1936
The Alumni Office has been informed of the 1999 death of MARY VAN SLYKE NELSON (BEAVER), a retired general practitioner from Lake Luzerne, N.Y. She had been affiliated with Adirondack Regional Hospital in Corinth, N.Y. Dr. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob J. Beaver, Ph.D., a retired professor of chemistry at Columbia University.
Class of 1940
FRANK C. CAMPBELL, a retired internist who practiced in Denver, Colo., died May 9, 2005. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School, he had been affiliated with Presbyterian Medical Center in Denver. Preceded in death by his wife, WINONA G. CAMPBELL’40, he is survived by two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren. He was a faithful supporter of P&S.
Class of 1941
RECTOR T. DAVOL, a retired otolaryngologist, died May 29, 2005, of cardiorespiratory arrest. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II. Following his discharge, Dr. Davol taught on the faculty at New York University School of Medicine and started a private practice in Greenwich, Conn. He served as chief of otolaryngology at Greenwich Hospital. He served terms as president of the Greenwich Medical Society and the Fairfield County Medical Society. He was a loyal alumnus and supporter of P&S. Preceded in death by two sons, he is survived by his wife, Anne, two daughters, a son, 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Word has been received of the death of HENRY N. WILLIAMS, a former dean of the National Center for Instruction in Homeopathy and Homeotherapeutics. He died Nov. 2, 2002. A family practitioner, he had been affiliated with the Community Wellness Center in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Dorothea, a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
|Rector T. Davol'41
Class of 1943M
MADISON H. THOMAS, a retired neurologist, died of pneumonia June 6, 2005. Dr. Thomas served during World War II in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He served for 10 years as commanding officer of a thousand-bed Army Reserve Hospital. Returning to his native Utah to pursue private practice in neurology, he was, for many years, the only board-certified neurologist between Denver and San Francisco. In 1994, Dr. Thomas was awarded a distinguished service award by the Utah Medical Association, in recognition of his pivotal role as chairman of a 28-person task force that developed workplace medical guidelines concerning the return to work of workers with various medical conditions. Following his formal retirement, Dr. Thomas consulted at a clinic for indigent people. Preceded in death by his wife, Marian, he is survived by three daughters, two sons, and 13 grandchildren.
Class of 1944
THOMAS H. JOHNSON , a retired urologist from Yonkers, N.Y., died in April 2005. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Class of 1945
ARTHUR E. MITNACHT JR., a retired orthopedic surgeon, died July 13, 2005. Dr. Mitnacht was formerly affiliated with Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, a daughter, and three sons.
Class of 1949 MSD
SAUL B. GUSBERG, emeritus professor and chairman of gynecology (oncology) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a former P&S faculty member for many years, died July 31, 2005. Following his retirement from teaching he remained a consultant to the American Cancer Society. A fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (London), he earned an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Barcelona. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and a son, Richard’70.
Class of 1950
Word has been received of the death of retired endocrinologist DAVID J. REISNER on Feb. 26, 2004. He had long been a member of the active staff at Morristown, N.J., Memorial Hospital. Of his fondest post-medical school experiences, he once cited on a questionnaire “the trust and compassion between my patients and me.” Following retirement, he served as a trustee and president of the North Jersey Conservation Foundation. Preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, he is survived by a daughter and two sons.
|David J. Reisner'50
Class of 1951
ELMER PADER, a retired cardiologist and former member of the clinical faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, died Oct. 15, 2005. Practicing for more than four decades, he also pursued clinical research in rheumatic heart disease and coronary heart disease and published more than 30 papers. In retirement, Dr. Pader continued to teach a course in “The Art and Science of Medicine” at Mount Sinai. A loyal alumnus, he was also a staunch supporter of the medical school. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and four daughters.
Class of 1953
JAMES Q. MILLER, Alumni Professor of Neurology Emeritus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, died May 15, 2005, of complications of cancer. Dr. Miller served in the U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland. His early research focused on the pathological and cytogenetic aspects of congenital disorders of the brain. At the University of Virginia, where he spent much of his academic career, Dr. Miller established the first cytogenetics laboratory and served as assistant dean of the medical school. Dr. Miller was the recipient of many awards for his research and teaching, including, in April 2005, the Raven Society Award for service to the University, its students, and medical programs. A specialist in the neurological disorders of children, he participated for many years in outreach programs to help patients manage epilepsy and other chronic neurological disorders. An elder in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, he was active in the 1960s in programs that sought to increase interaction between black and white congregants. He is survived by his wife, Alice-Marie, four daughters, and eight grandchildren.
|James Q. Miller'53
Class of 1954
PAUL L. DAVIDSON, a retired internist and former member of the clinical faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, died at HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wis., on July 19, 2005. He served for years as vice president and medical director of CUNA Mutual Insurance Group in Madison. Survivors include his wife, Althea, and a daughter.
Class of 1955
EDWIN A. RUDINGER, former chief of OB/GYN at Camp Pendleton and Naval Hospitals in Long Beach, Calif., died suddenly of a heart attack on July 1, 2005. Dr. Rudinger spent more than three decades in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, including a tour of service in Vietnam. When asked on a recent alumni reunion questionnaire to cite his primary medical interest, the ever ebullient Dr. Rudinger wrote: “all things related to medicine (the sweet mysteries of life).” Also an inventor, he helped develop an electronic pelvic exercise and therapeutic device for the treatment of stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction. A loyal alumnus, Dr. Rudinger served for many years as a regional director for the P&S Alumni Association, representing the San Diego area. He is survived by his wife, Lila, two daughters, two sons, and his many friends in the P&S Alumni Association.
|Edwin A. Rudinger'55, left with NASA Astronaut James Lovell
Class of 1956
The Alumni Association recently learned of the death of retired internist NANCY C. KURKE on Nov. 4, 2002. Long belated word has reached the Alumni Association of the 1994 death of PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN, a retired internist. Following service with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he pursued a private general medical practice in Rosemont, Pa., and taught on the clinical faculty in the Department of Medicine at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.
Class of 1957
JOHN W. ORMSBY died Aug. 9, 2005. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. A long-time resident of Seattle, Wash., he practiced internal medicine and endocrinology with the Polyclinic there. He is survived by his wife, Ann, two daughters, and two granddaughters.
Class of 1961
HOWARD CORNING died of heart failure July 7, 2005. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Tokyo during the Vietnam War. Returning to the States, he headed the first cardiac catheterization laboratory at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He later headed the emergency room at Falmouth Hospital and taught on the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine. Following a vacation trip to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, he became interested in medical education there and served close to a decade as dean of the Spartan Medical School. Dr Corning is survived by two sisters, five godchildren, and a host of friends.