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Yale Alumni




February 23, 1953

Dr. Charles Larkin presided at this meeting of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine. There was first a brief report of the Secretary-Treasurer and then a report from Dr. Charles Breck on the status of the Medical School Alumni Fund. It was stated that up to June 30, 1952,

twenty-eight percent of the Medical Schoolgraduates contributed atotal of $9,876.50 to the UniversityAlumni Fund.

Dr. Gallagher, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association, reported that this committee had made the following recommendations: (1) That Alumni Association dues be discontinued; (2) that the Associa-tion aid The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine in obtaining subscrip-tions but that the combination of Alumni Association dues and subscription to the Yale Journal bediscontinued; (3) that the Alumni News Section be omitted from The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine; (4) that funds beappropriated from theAssociationtopermit thedevelopment of a School of Medicine Alumni Bulletin to be sent out four timesa year to all alumni of the Medical School and all former interns and residents of the New Haven Hospital. This financial assistance isto belimited toaperiodof one year,following which itishoped that the Medical School will find waysand means of supporting it.

The above proposals were voted upon and accepted.

Dr. Samuel Kushlan, chairman of the Nominating Committee, presented the following slate of officers for the year 1953-54:

Dr. Russell Scobie, President Dr. Lewis Beardsley, Vice-President

Dr. Roswell Gallagher, Chairman of the Executive Committee Dr. Joseph Forman, Secretary

Drs. JackLeonard, C. C. Bishop,William Resnick, and Samuel Kushlan, Members of the Executive Committee

Dr. Thomas Forbes, Assistant Dean, discussed in some detail the admission policyof the Medical School.

Dr. Russell Scobie then introduced Dean Vernon Lippard who made a brief report to the alumni. His remarks were highlighted by his announce-mentofa twoandahalf million dollar grant fromtheCommonwealth Fund which will permit thebuilding, of a dormitory for medical students and will be known asthe Edward S. Harkness Memorial Hall and his announcement of a grant of six million dollars from the Social Research Foundation for the development of apsychiatric program.


The meeting washeld in the Beaumont Room on February 23, 1953. Drs. Russell Scobie, Lewis Beardsley, Jack Leonard, William Resnick, Samuel Kushlan, Joseph Forman, and Roswell Gallagher were joined by Dr. Vernon Lippard, our new Dean, who is an ex-officio member of the Committee.


It was proposed thatall former interns and residents of the New Haven Hospital staff be included on the mailing list of those who are to receive bulletinsandnewsof the Medical School. This group, it will berecalled,had beenvotedmembership in the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine.

It wasvoted thataletterbe sent tothe Commonwealth Fund, voicingthe

appreciation of this Association for their grant which has madepossiblethe building of a dormitory for medical students.

It was suggested that the class secretaries for the years 1928, 1933, 1938,

and 1943 be writtento regarding their desire to have reunions at the time oftheConnecticut Clinical Congress in September 1953.

It was proposed that the Alumni Dayprogram in February 1954 consist of a morning meeting at the Medical School in which about six faculty

representatives of different departments would participate and that this be followed by a luncheon with the Yale University Alumni body at Woolsey

Hall. In the afternoon itwas suggestedthatwehavea shortbusiness meet-ing of the Alumni Association with a report from the Dean, and that this befollowed by asocialhour in the clubroomat the Medical School.

It is plannedto have ameetingofthe Executive Committee during May of thisyear.


President A. Whitney Griswold reported at the Alumni Day celebration that the Yale University School of Medicine had received $8,500,000 in gifts and grants since last July 1. The President told 1,200 alumni, "I have the honor to announce todayagrant of more than$6,000,000 by the Social Research Foundation to establish at Yale a national fund for research in

psychiatry. The name of this fund will be the Foundations' Fund for Re-search in Psychiatry. Its purpose, in the plain-spoken words ofitsfounder,

will be to encourage fundamental research into 'why people become men-tallyand emotionally ill, whythey get well, how best to help them get well.' The support of the Social Research Foundation has already helped to

develop the Departmentof Psychiatry of our Medical School into a leading center of research and training in this field. Now the Foundations' Fund will continue and expand that support so as to include other institutions. Dr. Frederick C. Redlich, Chairman of our Department of Psychiatry, will be Chairman of the new Fund, and he and Dean Lippard of the Medical School will serve with five distinguished colleagues from other universities ona seven-manboardtoadministerit. The whole prospect holds much hope foradvancingthe frontiers of the behavioral sciences in which Yale, with an

already outstanding record, may expect to play a leading part. For this opportunity I record our gratefulness to the Social Research Foundation and its founder.

"Finally I have the honorand satisfaction to announce a gift that goes to theheart of Yale needs and Yaletradition, ahall of residence for the School of Medicine, given to Yale by the Commonwealth Fund in memory of

Edward S. Harkness, '97. This hall is tobe built around a central court on the site between the Medical School and the new unit of Grace-New Haven

Community Hospital bounded by Davenport, Oak, and York Streets, and will be known as Edward S. Harkness Memorial Hall. It will be very much more than a dormitory. It will be an application to medical education of the residential principle in which Mr. Harkness was a firm believer, of which the residential colleges and houses he founded at Yale and Harvard


YALE ALUMNI IN MEDICINE iii are monuments, and to the validity of which the Anglo-American tradition represented by these colleges bears witness.

"Along with housekeeping suites for married and women students, and quarters for single men, the Hall will provide those essential amenities that take the curse off institutional living and promote the social relationships inwhich true education flourishes. There will be a cafeteria, a lounge, con-ference rooms convertible into private dining rooms, a music room, a hobby room, and possibly facilities for outdoor exercise. To our medical students, whose apprenticeship is the longest and hardest of all, this Hall promises great benefits of health and recreation which are almost certain to combine with its social opportunities in producing educational dividends. Heretofore these students have been scattered all over the city, in makeshift housing arrangements that imposed an unfair handicap on our medical school in competition with other leading schools. The estimated cost of the hall runs to the neighborhood of $2,500,000, a most generous and fruitful grant for a most worthy and deserving purpose."


These items have been taken from questionnaires returned to the Class

Secretaryin the earlypartof 1952.

MAX ALPERT (172 Southwood Road, Fairfield, Connecticut) has limited his practice to ENT;he is anattending physician on the staff of the Bridge-port Hospital and Secretary-Treasurer of the EENT Section of the Con-necticut State Medical Society. Max is married and has a daughter.

CLEMENT BATELLI (328 Townsend Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut)

is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale, AssistantAttending Physician G-NHCH University Service, and Director of Public Health of the City of New Haven. He is the father of twins.



Auburn Avenue, Buffalo, New York) is in general

surgery. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Buffalo and is the author of several publications in Surgery.


is interested in

skiing and photography; his son attends Notre Dame.

BERTHOLD COMEAU (291 ClaytonRoad, Scarsdale, NewYork) is in the field of insurance medicine; he is a Medical Referee for the Prudential Insurance Company.Bertis married and is asportsman interested in hunt-ing and fishhunt-ing.

EDWARD CROSBY (252 Edgewood Street, Hartford, Connecticut) has a practice limited to orthopedic surgery. He is connected with the McCook

Hospital, the Veteran's Home and




Home, and Hospital for Crippled Children, the Litchfield County Hospital, the Hart-ford Dispensary, and St. Francis Hospital. He mentions that he has "very

fine coloredmovies of salmonfishinginNewfoundland andLabrador,which I would be happyto show to anyof the class members who would stop in Hartford." Ed has a daughter.



Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut)

isAssociate Clinical Professor ofPediatrics and Public Health at Yaleand

Attending Pediatrician on G-NHCH University Service and at the Hos-pital of St. Raphael. Charley has three children. He, too, is a sportsman interested in fishing.


THOMAS DANAHER (106 Litchfield Street, Torrington, Connecticut) is in general surgery. He is Vice-President of the Staff of Charlotte Hunger-ford Hospital, a member ofthe House of Delegates of the American Medi-cal Association, and Chairman of the Professional Policy Committee of the Connecticut Medical Service. Tom has two sons attending college.

EDWARD HoWES (5012 Waldo Avenue, New York 71, New York) is in surgery. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the College of Physicians & Surgeons and has published numerous research papers and articles. Ed has ason anda daughter. He is interested in farming and golf.

SHELDON JACOBSON (Veterans Administration Hospital, Vancouver, Washington) is a pathologist at the VA Hospital, an Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Oregon School of Medicine, and a pathologist for the Bone Tumor Registry at the University of

Oregon;he has beendoinginvestigative work in his field. Sheldon has three children. In keeping with his hobby of sailing, he is active in the Naval Reserve.

RAYMOND JOHNSON (30 Maple Street, Marlboro, Massachusetts) is in general practice with special attention and preference for obs.-gyn. He is onthe staff of the Marlboro Hospital. Ray is married and has adaughter.

FRANK JONES (7 Ten Acre Lane, Sunset Farm, West Hartford, Con-necticut) is in orthopedic surgery. He is connected with the Hartford Hospital, the Newington Home and Hospital for Crippled Children, the McCook Memorial Hospital, Rocky Hill, the Manchester Memorial Hos-pital, the State Crippled Children's Clinic, and the Connecticut Institute for the Blind. He is also on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Hartford Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, on the Execu-tive Committee of the Connecticut Rehabilitation Association, and the Edi-torial Board of the Connecticut State Medical Journal. Frank shares an active interest ingolfwithhis daughter.

RALPH KNUTTI (R.F.D. No. 1, Rockville, Maryland) is Chief of the Extramural Programs, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service. Ralph is married and hasastepson, Jay, age 16.

FERDINAND KojIs (520 East 90th Street, New York 28, New York)

practises internal medicine and is associated with Bellevue, University and

Willard Parker Hospitals in New York; he has also published several papers. He has a son and daughter, and is interested in fishing and bridge.

ARLINGTON KRAUSE (1236 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois) is Chair-man ofthe Section of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago Clinics.

He does a lot of research and has many publications to his credit. He is married and has two daughters.

MILTON LITTLE (38 Walbridge Road, West Hartford, Conn.) is

prac-tising ophthalmology. He is an Associate on the Hartford Hospital Staff, Chief of Ophthalmologyat McCook Memorial Hospital, andwas President of the New England Ophthalmological Society for 1950-51. He has a daughter Anne.

HAROLD LOCKHART (36 Brooklawn Parkway, Bridgeport, Conn.) is Attending Radiologist at the Danbury Hospital and Associate Radiologist at the Bridgeport Hospital. He has two sons and enjoys painting and golf.



CLAUDE MACKES (48 North Main Street, Woodstown, New Jersey) is in general practice and a member of the staff of the Salem County Memorial Hospital. Ofparticular interest ishis collectionof operaticrecordingsof the "Golden Age." Claude has two children. He also writes that ED EGLI is

engagedingeneral practiceand surgery in Lisbon, Ohio.

MARY HARRIS MICHEL (115 Hamer Street, Waynesville, North Caro-lina) is in public health and, at present, is a District Health Officer. Her special interest professionally is child growth and development and she is working for an M.P.H. at the University of North Carolina. Mary has two children.

WILBUR MILLER (724 Bayard Street, Iowa City, Iowa) is Head of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Director of the State Psychopathic Hospital, Director of the Iowa Mental Health Authority, and Secretary of the Iowa Board of Eugenics. Will has four sons. He and wife Eleanor like to travel as much as possible.

DANIEL MULVIHILL (15 East 77th Street, New York 21, New York) practises surgery and is Associate Clinical Professor ofThoracicSurgeryat New York University College of Medicine; also has many publications to hiscredit. Dan is married. Wheneverpossible, heenjoys fresh-waterfishing

inthe northern lakes ofCanada.

HARRY OARD (US. Naval Hospital, St. Albans 12, New York) is Chief of Medicineatthe Naval Hospital. Harry married in 1945.

CLARENCE REYNER (19999 Stratford Road, Detroit, Michigan) has limited his practice to dermatology in the Henry Ford Hospital and is the author of many articles. Dot and Clarence enjoygardening and bridge.

GEORGE ROMBERG (11 Avondale Road, White Plains, New York) prac-tises gynecology and is affiliated with the White Plains Hospital and the New York City Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has an interest in art and does some painting-both water colors and oils. George has two sons in


NATHAN Ross (28-30 34th Street, Long Island City, New York) is in general practice and i-s associated with the New York Postgraduate Hos-pital Gynecologic Service. Nathan is married and likes motor boating and rhumba dancing!

ROBERT I. RUBENSTEIN (201 Crown Street, Brooklyn 25, New York) is ingeneral practiceand is associated with the generalhospitals of Brooklyn. He hastwo daughters.

ALVIN SCHAYE (511 West 232 Street, New York, New York) practises internal medicine. Heis Lecturer in Medicine at the New York Polyclinic Hospital and Medical School, Associate in Medicine at the New York Medical Collegeand Flower-Fifth AvenueHospital,and Associate Visiting Physician at the Sydenham and New York City Hospitals. He has a son Zach.

LEWIS SCHEUER (247 Wadsworth Avenue, New York 33, New York) is practising pediatrics and is Attending Pediatrician at the Misericordia Hospital. Lou's hobby is Lincolniana. He has a son Alfred.



Wayland Drive, Verona, New Jersey) prac-tises psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He is an Instructor at the New York v


Psychoanalytic Institute, an Associate Psychoanalyst at the Columbia Uni-versity Psychoanalytic Clinic, Director of the Neuropsychiatric Department at the Mountainside Hospital, and Consultant at the Lyons VA Hospital. He is married and the father oftwo daughters.

CHARLES WILSON (50 Hawley Road, Hamden, Connecticut) is

Profes-sorof Education and Public Healthatthe Yale School of Medicine. Hehas published a series of health tests for elementary schools and a textbook for high school students. In 1950 he made a study of school health programsin England. Charley has a son in high school.

GEORGE WILSON (Uncas-on-Thames Sanatorium,Norwich, Connecticut)

is Superintendent and Director of the Uncas-on-Thames Sanatorium, Clini-cal Professor of Medicine at Yale, and a Consultant at the W. W. Backus Hospital, Norwich State Hospital, and Hartford Hospital. George has two sons, includingone at Yale,and a daughter.

LAST ISSUE OF THE ALUMNI EDITION OF THE JOURNAL Inaccordance with the decisions taken on Alumni Day by the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine, this issue of the Journal is the last issue which will contain alumni news. Before the next issue of the Journal appears, a new publication, TheSchool of Medicine Alumni Bulletin Yale University, will have been sent to each alumnus and former intern or resident of the NewHaven Hospital. The newAlumniBulletin will be published quarterly. Alumni who have already paid dues to the Association for the present year will, of course, continue to receive the Yale Journal as well as the Alumni Bulletin.





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