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N a year that has emblazoned the history of man's sanguinary 
journey — there is yet another battle raging — an even greater 

Occasionally faltering, not without great sacrifice of life; 
with brilliance of deduction, the incomparable thrill of discovery 
— the saga of the BATTLE FOR LIFE is recorded in the pages of . . . 


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THE 1944 


Irving Lester Lichtenstein Editor-in-Chief 

Joseph George Samolis Business Mgr. 

Vito John Kemezis Managing Editor 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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The study of man has resolved itself into the infinite factors 
governing the smallest cell — yes — even the ultramicroscopic 

In days when men lose their lives for a belief and countries 
are obliterated for a cause — a Year Book is inconsequential. 

But the earth is divided into countries and the countries into 
states. The city, composed of individuals, comprises the cell. 

It is here we learn the principles of patience and under- 
standing — which links compose the chain of world events. 

If this record has served, though imperceptibly, to foster a 
mutual tolerance and respect for individual beliefs and convic- 
tions, even in this small but heterogenous group of varied races 
and religions — then it has accomplished a fundamental purpose. 

d5oard oP ^Jrudteed 

Joseph S. Conwell President 

Philip C. Snow Senior Vice President 

Thomas G. Hawkes Junior Vice President 

Frederic J. Von Rapp . . .Provosf and Exec. Vice Pres. 

Harry M. Eberhard, M.D Vice President of 

Medical Atiairs 

Victor Wierman, Jr Secretary 

Arthur Mullin Asst. Secretary 

Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Co Treasurer 

Pepper, Bodine, Stokes, Schoch Solicitor 

Major Charles A. Allen 
Addison R. Brown 
David Burpee 
J. Warner Butterworth 
William H. Clayton 
Joseph S. Conwell 
Harry M. Eberhard 

Thomas G. Hawkes 
Hon. L. Stauffer Oliver 
Philip C. Snow 
Fred. H. Strawbridge, Jr. 
Frederic J. Von Rapp 
Victor Weirman, Jr. 
E. Burke Wilford 

Grant Orante Favorite 

Our association with Dr. Favorite has extended over both clinical and 
pre-clinical years, consequently we have grown to know him better than 
possibly any member of the faculty. The iron-grey hair, the white lab coat 
with cuffs folded back, the quick decisive step as he walked about the college 
or hospital, all became part of the pattern of medical school life. But through 
his tolerance and informality the usual student-professor pattern was changed 
for one of student-friend. 

As lecturer, demonstrator and field-trip conductor extraordinary, Dr. Fa- 
vorite has at all times maintained an attitude of willing, even enthusiastic 
availability. Be it to explain some complicated feature of the Rh factor or 
to help some student select a topic for a paper, he has always shown an eager 
and personalized interest. 

More than any member of the faculty he perceives and has made clear to 
us through his lectures on Public Health, the inevitable effect present day 
governmental trends must have upon medicine. Perhaps through experience 
gained while working in South America, or perhaps through some rare, basic 
appreciation of the true purpose of a physician; he believes in and has taught 
us the scientific not the artistic approach to medicine, the social and not the 
economic approach to man. 

A research investigator of national note, a scholar, humanitarian and 
friend, Dr. Favorite will remain a source of courage and inspiration to us all. 


1903 June 20th, born in Italy. 

1911 Arrived in U. S. A. 

1921 Entered Hahnemann School of Science 

1925 B.S., Hahnemann Medical College. 

1927 M.D., Hahnemann Medical College. 

1927 Married Catherine Reed. 

1928 Interne at Hahnemann Hospital. 

Assistant in Pathology at Hahnemann Medical College. 

1929 Post-graduate work with Dr. Woglom, study tumors, 
Crocker Institute, Columbia University. 

1930 Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania. Parasit- 
ology and tropical medicine ■with Dr. DeRivas. 

1935 Fellow American College of Physicians. 

1936 Associate Professor of Pathology. 

1938 Harvard Medical School— With Dr. Dameshek— Hema- 


1939-40 Harvard Medical School — Guest worker and assistant to 
Dr. Zinsser and Dr. Mueller — Dept. of Bacteriology and 

Professor of Bacteriology of the Department of Prevent- 
ive Medicine and Public Health, Hahnemann Hospital 
and Medical College. Certified (Clinical pathology and 
anatomical pathology) assistant pathologist, Hahnemann 
Hospital; assistant Visitins pathologist, Philadelphia 
General Hospital; Pathologist, West Jersey Homeopathic 
Hospital, Camden, N. J.; A.M. A. — American Society 
Clinical Pathology. 
Major, Medical Corps, A. U.S. 

Master of Public Health — University of Pennsylvania. 
Professor and Head of Dept. of Bacteriology and Pre- 
ventive Medicine. 




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President oi the Board ot Trustees 




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It is a privilege to address a valedictory sen- 
tence or two to the members of the September, 
1944, graduating class of The Hahnemann Med- 
ical College. 

First, you are to be congratulated on the com- 
pletion of the initial phase of your medical 
studies. Medicine has extended to you an invita- 
tion to study continuously and deeply through- 
out life — and, soon, more serious problems will 
challenge your concentrated and sustained ana- 
lytical efforts. Therefore, it is gratifying that 
everyone of you has acquired so early and so 
well the basic elements for discharging these 
more intensive professional obligations. 

Secondly, I salute your courage and ability, 
manifested so frequently and convincingly dur- 
ing a period of distracting uncertainty and ener- 
vating illusion. Nothing is so demoralizing to an 
arduous regimen as the temporary and sporadic 
suppression of its incentive. The disciplines and 
the demands of your professional studies are 
such that your "drive" must waver and weaken 

when its objective disappears. But, despite the 
many setbacks, you have demonstrated your 
high purpose and resilient stamina by persistent- 
ly holding to your goal and escaping the morass 
of frustration en route. 

Medicine is and should be a noble profession. 
The multitudinous problems of health and life 
present so many variables as to defy a pattern 
for mass adjustment. It will, therefore, be your 
rare opportunity to draw upon your unique re- 
sources and responsibilities as independent 
agents for the purpose of alleviating the suffer- 
ing and of healing the sick in an enterprising/ 
spirit of free thought and action. The medical 
man is and must be an individualist — not rug- 
ged, self-centered nor isolationist, but yielding 
his specific energy and skill to a resolution of 
the critical troubles of his fellow men. 

I welcome you all to a profession of service, 
with the fervent hope that your aspirations and 
dreams will lift you to heights of security and 

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^rlumni ^r&Soclution 


President Newlin F. Paxson, '19 

First Vice President N. Volney Ludwig, '26 

Second Vice President Thomas L. Doyle, '16 

Third Vice President William L. Martin, '15 

Treasurer Richard W. Larer, '98 

Executive Secretary and Editor Carl C. Fischer, '28 


William D. Culin, '94 Honorary Chairman 

Charles B. Hollis, '12 Chairman 

Edward W. Campbell, '24 John E. James, Jr., '02 

Eugene F. Carpenter, '25 Wayne T. Killian, '06 

James M. Godfrey, '04 Joseph W. Post, '09 

E. Roland Snader, '21 

To Our Newest Members: 

Hahnemann Alumni are pleased and proud to welcome to their 
ranks another "war baby" — the Class of 1944. 

Claims to distinction by your class include the fact that in spite of 
the accelerated program and the nine-months' scholastic year — you 
retain undisputed claim to the title of the Class of 1944. 

Another bid to fame lies also in your distinction as the first class 
to succumb to the influence of co-education. 

As with all the recent classes — a very large percentage of you 
will experience a period of military service before entering civilian 
practice. Your Alumni Association is fully aware of its obligation to do 
all in its power to help you through this transition period — and to be 
of every other possible service to you. 

Wishing you the best of everything — now and in the future. 
Most sincerely yours, 


Executive Secretary 


Captain, U. S. Navy (Ret.), 

Commanding Navy V-12 Unit, 

Hahnemann Medical College 





To the Navy Members of the Graduating Class of Hahnemann Medical College. 
By dint of hard work, combined with native ability, you have become 
members of two of the most highly esteemed professions. You are Naval 
Medical Officers, both doctors and officers of the Navy. In addition to healing 
the sick, you will be responsible for many other things such as the discipline 
of your Navy Medical Unit, the cleanliness, upkeep, and supply of your sick 
bay, for Navy paper work, and last but not least for medical advice and care 
to units so small that they possess no Medical Officers of their own. I have seen 
a Navy Medical Officer called at 0200 on a stormy night at sea, with all lights 
out, to go in a small, wet, pitching whaleboat to minister to a sick man on a 
destroyer. You will love it. I congratulate you most heartily. 





The 3315 Service Unit has now been in existence for a year. During this 
year you have passed through a period of transition from the status of a 
civilian to that of a soldier in one of the world's finest Armies. In this same 
year you have gained some insight into the ways of the Army and its many 
duties, the least of which is essential to the winning of victory. 

It is hoped that the knowledge obtained during your training here will be 
of considerable value to you, the members of the graduating class, as a back- 
ground for further training and future military duties. 

On behalf of the Staff, I wish you success in your endeavors to alleviate 
the sufferings of humanity. 


Captain, Sig C 




Professor and Head of Deparfmenf of 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1916; Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, 1923; St. Marks, Lon- 
don, 1923; Pi Upsilon Rho; American Institute of 
Homeopathy; American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science 

Department Staff: T. M. Snyder; C. L. Shollenberger; 
R. Ricketts; M. F. Ashley-Montagu; H. P. Landis; H. 
Wastl; H. S. Warren; W. Y. Lee; L. Chunn; L. A. 
Frankel; N. A. Karakashian; P. D. Li Volsi; A. E. 
Pearce; S. S. Romagosa; L. Kirchofer; J. R. Noon. 

Dr. Phillips, the gentle-voiced professor of 
Anatomy, has endeared himself to us for his 
deep understanding of problems that con- 
fronted us as freshman, and his readiness to 
help solve them at all times. The pleasant man- 
ner in which he answered the innumerable 
questions put to him on his daily walks 
through the laboratory, and his genuine inter- 
est in our progress were characteristic of him. 

But the time came when it was his turn to 
ask questions; and no one who was ever the 
target of a rapid "Where's it come from? 
Where's it go? and What's it do when it gets 
there?" will forget it. 

Thankful for the introduction we had re- 
ceived in the lectures given during the first 
semester, we set about dissection with a confi- 
dence born of a speaking acquaintance with 
at least the terminology involved. Armed with 
a Gray's anatomy and a Cunningham dissector 
to direct the paths of our scalpels, we went at 
our tasks — some of us more energetically than 
others — only to discover that skin wasn't as 
thick as we thought it was, and that in our 
zeal we had missed a good many structures of 






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It took us several months to straighten out the confusion of 
nerves, arteries, and veins so that we weren't totally lost. Soon 
enough, however, we advanced to the stage where we could 
not only recognize the normal, but also the anomalies of struc- 
tures which Dr. Warren so ardently photographed. 

Earlier in the year we had been instructed in the micro- 
anatomy and embryology of these structures under the guid- 
ance of the Histology Department. We had fond memories of 
lectures interspersed with amusing interludes in response to 
the cry of "Joke"; and of gorging ourselves on cheeses of all 
varieties and playing with the electric trains at the Xmas 

During the second semester Dr. Sylvis blasted the facts of 
neuroanatomy into our heads, emphasizing his points by intri- 
cate drawings on the blackboard. 

We came through the year well grounded in the practical 
application of anatomy in medicine, and are sure this will be 
of inestimable value in the future. 






Dr. Chandler accented the importance of blood chemistry 
in a New England twang, and laid down the law as to the 
exacting standards to be maintained when doing blood work. 

In the laboratory, if the sink test held sway and water- 
baths boiled merrily while the chemicos were away attending 
a "Freshman Surgery Clinic," we lived to rue the day when 
our unknowns had to be turned in. Then came the rush and 
the bustle and we tried to do 3 Kjeldahls and N.P.N. 's all at the 
same time. How our food analyses plagued us. Our little lab. 
books had a persistent way of getting lost just before they 
were inspected. And we almost broke enough pipettes and 
burettes to take care of the breakage fee. 

Despite the sink tests, despite the waterbaths, and fresh- 
man surgery, we at Hahnemann feel that we have received an 
education in medical chemistry par excellence. 


M.D., Sc.D., LL.D. 

Professor and Head of Department of 
Ph.C, University of Michigan, 1900; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Michigan, 1902; Sc.D., LaSalle Col- 
lege, 1926; M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 
1916; American Chemistry Society; American 
Pharmaceutical Association; American Associ- 
ation of Clinical Research; American Institute 
of Homeopathy; Pennsylvania State Homeo- 
pathic Medical Society; Union League; Merion 
Cricket Club; Rotary Club; Penn Club; Director 
of International Students' House; Philadelphia 
Consistory; Trustee, Allentown State Homeo- 
pathic Hospital 

Department Staff: J. S. Hepburn; J. Chandler; N. Grif- 
fith; W. G. Schmidt; E. Hicks; P. Maas. 




Obviously, no one in the class will ever for- 
get the events that transpired in lecture room 
D during our freshman year. The overflowing 
energy of Dr. Pearson as he lectured was a 
source of constant amazement to us, to the ex- 
tent that one of our classmates clocked the 
number of times he walked back and forth on 
the platform, and computed the distance cov- 
ered — three miles! He always had a story to 
illustrate some point in the lecture, or to wa- 
ken a nodding embryo medic. One day he sur- 
prised us by drawing on the board a carica- 
ture of a yawning student — and the embar- 
rassment effectively stifled all future yawns. 
His quick smile and the twinkle in his eye on 
such occasions attested to his fine sense of 

The boards were bedecked with long chains 
of carbons, hydrogens and oxygens whenever 
Dr. Hepburn lectured to us. And the window 
pole had an amazing habit of disappearing 
whenever the blackboards were out of reach 
— a mystery that was never solved. No one 
was ever absent for his ten-minute quizzes — 
some people even turned in more than one 
paper in their zeal. 


LL.D., D.Sc. 

Professor and Head of Department of 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1898; Pi 
Upsilon Rho; American College of Physicians, 
Associate; National Gastroenterological Asso- 
ciation, Vice-President; American Institute of 
Homeopathy; Vice-President of Medical Affairs; 
American Medical Association, Fellow; Amer- 
ican Therapeutic Association; Association for 
the Advancement of Science; Union League; 
Philadelphia Country Club; Germantown Med- 
ical Club; American Board of Internal Medi- 
cine, Diplomate 

Department Staff: G. Lorenz; R. Ricketts; L. L. Bower; 
D. De Rivas; J. F. Tompkins; J. S. Hepburn; I. J. 
Wessel; I. Gratch; S. A. Dingee; W. S. Silverman; 
J. B. Conwell; A. L. Pierro; W. J. Walker; W. C. 

Through the enlightening lectures of our pop- 
ular Dr. Eberhard we have begun to realize 
the medical importance of "habitus." This and 
many other points, which to the ordinary prac- 
titioner might be classified as unimportant or 
possibly even unobserved, have been duly ex- 
plained to us with their true significance. The 
Hering Foundation has contributed to our 
course by sponsoring the printing of copies of 
our didactic sessions. For this we are truly 

Dr. Bower presented a series of introductory 
lectures in our junior year which were well re- 
ceived. In fact, our introduction into this field 
actually dates back to our days in Room D 
with Dr. Hepburn. Besides acidity curves, pH's, 
antacids, etc., we have acquired first hand in- 
formation on the ABC's of bile. 

We must not fail to commend this depart- 
ment as being one of the few who have en- 
deavored to bring prominent men into our 
classroom to lecture to us in their special fields. 
Dr. Anthony Bassler is a striking example. 
Whether we will remember many of the minor 
details of Gastroenterology only time can tell, 
but the retention of the important points, thanks 
to Dr. Eberhard, is a certainty. 








Without the stomach tube the science of Gastroenterology 
would still be in the Dark Ages, and probably is, anyway, for 
all we know. Dr. Lester L. Bower started it all our Junior year. 
During the first semester we were at classes, but he wasn't. 
During the second semester he was and we weren't, or vice 
versa. Dr. Ricketts during our Senior years showed us the tech- 
nique of looking into places we never dreamed we'd see. And 
Dr. Pierro vainly tried to lure Dr. Boericke's Therapeutic section 
over to room C on Tuesday afternoons? Or was it Thursday? 
Those who got past Max's report it was well worth the effort. 



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If you don't know the antomy of the female pelvis better 
than your own mother it is not the fault of the Gynecology de- 
partment. And if you don't know the technique of removing a 
uterus via the vagina, the abdomen, and possibly the urethra, 
it is not that you haven't been shown. 

In a series of lectures and clinics "not designed to make 
you gynecologists," the department, during our Junior and 
Senior years, went a long way towards doing just that. And 
despite some abstruse anatomical theories that some thought 
were better told to the Indians than to us, we appreciate and 
commend the thorough introduction, from a scholastic point of 
view, to female anatomy and dysfunction. 


Professor and Head of Department of 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1906; M.D., 
Jefferson Medical College, 1908; Alpha Sigma; 
American College of Surgeons; American Board 
of Obstetrics and Gynecology; M.A. in Medi- 

Department Staff: E. C. Hessert, B. V. MacFadyen; D. 
A. Roman; A. R. Seraphin; A. W. Waddington; A. A. 
Hartley; F. B. Smyth; J. W. Smith. 


Cicero, thou shouldst be living at this hour. 
The gentle art of forensics culminates in Dr. 
Craig. His Shakespearean voice, his ministerial 
gestures, his pregnant pauses during which 
some transcendental point of Gynecology sank 
into our belabored brains, all helped make 
Tuesday morning at nine one of the best hours 
of the week. 

In spite of his complete command of the lat- 
est trends in Gynecology, Dr. Craig is never- 
theless a physician and scholar of the old 
school. With much of his training obtained 
abroad, he has made available to us concepts 
of Anatomy and Physiology which are not yet 
being taught in this country. His qualities as a 
teacher and his enthusiasm for Gynecology 
have attracted many members of this class to 
his field. 


F.A.C.P., LL.D. 

Professor and Head of Department of 
B.S., University of Delaware, 1899; M. D., Hah- 
nemann Medical College, 1902; Sc.D., Univer- 
sity of Delaware, 1934; Physician in Chief to 
Hahnemann Hospital; Pi Upsilon Rho; Ameri- 
can College of Physicians, Fellow; American 
Institute of Homeopathy; Philadelphia Home- 
opathic Medical Society; Pennsylvania Homeo- 
pathic Medical Society; Philadelphia County 
Medical Society 

Department Staff: R. Bernstein; J. McEldowney; D. R. 
Ferguson; E. R. Snader; P. C. Wittman; M. A. Gold- 
smith; G. D. Geckeler; J. A. Crellin; L. L. Lane; H. 
E. Twining; G. P. Fincke; R. W. Lorer; D. W. Kirby; 
M. Fiterman; T. J. Vischer; M. Viglione; C. E. Law- 
son; W. Klinman; W. S. Hoenstine; H. M. Sharkis; 
R. S. Magee; P. J. Warter; J. H. Davie; J. R. Ginther; 
H. Kline; C. J. Kleinguenther; J. P. Burkett; A. Doe- 
ring; T. F. Pugh; W. F. Basinger; H. A. Taggart; F. 
G. Stubbs; C. H. Baldwin. 



"Some day in the future you will be left with 
no one to turn to for advice." Thus spoke Dr. 
Harlan Wells trying to impress us with the ne- 
cessity of recognizing and treating medical 
problems without constant reference to books. 

Though almost daily we have been exposed 
to medicine in some form or other, the subject 
matter is so vast that no student could grasp 
more than an idea. We were forced into nu- 
merous repetitions, but once the material had 
become familiar, we felt that at last we had 
learned it. 

For a sound training in the fundamentals of 
medicine we have Dr. Wells to thank. 




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It is impossible to distribute enough bouquets to the mem- 
bers of this department. 

It all started in our Junior clinics, which were fun. We 
could sleep. We could take notes. Or we could just sit and 
listen to the lecturer disagree with the X-ray department. And 
we were told about rheumatic fever. 

In the Junior ten-week section we saw patients a little 
more closely than in the afternoon clinics, but not yet close 
enough to touch. Oh, no. And we received some very good lec- 
tures on rheumatic fever. 

In the Senior section we actually had some patients of our 
own, and we could go in and look at them every day, and fol- 
low the case up to surgery or autopsy or to your neighborhood 
theatre, judging from the members of the section after ten 
o'clock. And then somebody thought he ought to give us a lec- 
ture or two on rheumatic fever. 

Nevertheless, the course was well organized and taught, 
and our experience has been much enriched by contact with 
the men of this department. 

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The way to success in Neurology was to take very good 
lecture notes, tear them up and outline Wechsler. Not that the 
lectures -weren't good. But you had just damn well better do 
collateral reading. 

After a somewhat stern, don't-tread-on-me manner during 
our Junior year, Dr. Steinhilber's genuine sense of humor as 
displayed in our Friday Clinics came as a breath of sea air. A 
member of the American Board, of the staff at P.G.H., he 
brought wide clinical experience to us in his course. And his 
harrowing tales of encounters with courts of law and shyster 
lawyers will go down into time. 

Then there was the dispensary, whose only function 
seemed to be to collect the students into a convenient spot 
where the staff could quiz them purple. 

Aurum for depression, Salicia for neurasthenia, and a 



Professor and Head ot Department ot 
Neurology and Psychiatry 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1909; Phi 
Alpha Gamma; Diplomate of American Board 
of Neurology and Psychiatry; Clinical Chief of 
Psychopathic Dept. of Phila. General Hospital 

Department Staff: H. F. Hoffman; J. H. Closson; G. R. 
Neff; P. A. Metzger; L. T. Sooy; B. M. Hand; C. S. 
Fox; F. J. Robertson; N. G. Frignito. 

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War hysteria, battle neurosis, are two new 
terms thrown onto the public as a direct result 
of the war. But to Dr. Steinhilber these are clin- 
ical entities which he in turn has imparted to 
us. Through lively and interesting clinics, 
through colorful lectures and an interesting 
trip to Allentown, we had at our disposal a 
very complete course in nervous and mental 

We owe many thanks to Drs. Steinhilber and 
Hoffman for making possible such an interest- 
ing and informative week at the hospital and 
the Circlon. 

How we crowded the bulletin board when 
re-exams were posted, fearing one and all that 
we would make the Neurology Team. As Sen- 
iors how we were greeted and dropped from 
our lofty pinnacle by the answers we gave in 
previous final exams. (Lord help the poor fel- 
low who was too excited about getting married 
to concentrate upon his Neurology.) These are 
the events that long will remain with us, and 
may we now, Dr. Steinhilber, extend the ap- 
plause long denied for a difficult subject well 
presented by a man we all admire. 


F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S. 

Professor and Head of Department ot 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1919; 
Alpha Sigma; Fellow American College of Sur- 
geons; Diplomate American Board Obstetrics 
and Gynecology; American Institute of Homeo- 
pathy; American Medical Association; Fellow 
International College of Surgeons; Philadel- 
phia Obstetric Society; Philadelphia County 
Medical Society; Pennsylvania Medical Soci- 
ety; Broad Street Hospital, Chief of Gynecol- 
ogy; Consultant to West Jersey Homeopathic 
Hospital, Grandview Hospital; Union League; 
Haverford Club 

Department Staff: A. Mutch; H. L. Crowther; H. D. Laf- 
ferty; D. A. Roman; R. R. Gates; P. C. Moock; W. G. 
Wosnack; R. M. Hunter; F. M. James; R. J. McNeill; 
H. D. Evans; D. Griggs; P. M. James; A. S. Damiani; 
N. Lepper; L. M. Stetser; M. F. Hayes; B. A. Hall. 



Dr. Paxson and his colleagues have endeav- 
ored and succeeded in their lectures on Obstet- 
rics to provide us with a thorough and practical 
working knowledge of this subject. Fortunately, 
this department is well staffed with competent 
men and through their untiring efforts an ex- 
cellent background has been established. The 
obstetrical clinics have been very well organ- 
ized and have well exemplified the problems 
which are handled by the general practitioner, 
as well as those of the specialist. 

Through the obstetrical dispensary we have 
had the opportunity of directing the pre- and 
post-natal care of many pathological and non- 
pathological cases. The obstetrical services at 
the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital and at 
our own Hahnemann Hospital have given to 
every student a week of instruction and obser- 
vation in the junior and senior year in the de- 
livering of maternity cases. Our obstetrical 
armamentarium has been well selected; our 
instruction has been second to none. 



Dr. Crowthers was the first to break the news that babies 
were not brought by storks. And with the aid of geometry and 
a cast iron pelvis proceeded to tell us what normally occurred. 
Dr. Lafterty showed us what occurred if you were unfortunate 
enough not to know the nervous system of the Oogonium, and 
if you did know, it was soon brought out that you had no busi- 
ness being such a smart-alec. Coming or going you lost. 

Whether it was his mellifluous voice or his ubiquitous roll 
sheet, Dr. Paxon's lectures were almost 100% attended. Those 
who missed frequently got quizzed. Simple, eh? 

The weeks spent at West Jersey and Hahnemann as spec- 
tators were instructive and fun. Well, anyway, fun. And the 
hours up in the firehouse with Drs. Evans and Hunter with 
their plaster-of-paris mothers will be favorably recalled. The 
obstetrical dispensary taught us, if nothing else, how long our 
middle fingers were and how to wear a fetoscope without put- 
ting your eye out. 

Obstetrics is unquestionably one of the best taught courses 
at Hahnemann. 


A course unique at Hahnemann, we wonder why Oncol- 
ogy has not long since been made part of the curricula of other 
medical schools. The subject was first brought to our attention 
during our Junior year by Dr. Ludwig, who sent up many an 
unlucky tumor in a cloud of smoke. When things got dull in the 
section, a sly reference to melanoma would bring forward a 
large percent of the students with warts and moles of their 
own to be removed for demonstration. 

The Tuesday afternoon tumor clinics on the sixth floor were 
shades of the clinico-pathological conferences of the New 
England Medical Journal. There the Surgeons, Pathologists 
and Oncologists fought it out with the lumpy breast of some 
unfortunate female for the battleground. These clinics were 
truly one of the most fascinating and instructive features of 
the Senior year. The other departments might well heed this 
exemplary method of teaching. 

M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.P. 

Professor and Head ot Department of 
M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1913; Federa- 
tion of Biological Societies; American Society of 
Clinical Pathologists; American Association for 
Cancer Research; American Association of 
Bacteriologists and Pathologists; Society of Ex- 
perimental Biology and Medicine; Interna- 
tional Association of Medical Museums; Chair- 
man, Cancer Commission, Medical Society 
State of Pennsylvania 

Department Staff: N. V. Ludwick; H. R. Fisher; J. S. 


One of the most distinguished members of 
the faculty. Dr. Reimann is also one of its best 
lecturers. To a class long used to lists of this 
and classifications of that. Dr. Reimann's lec- 
tures came as a distinct pleasure. Though os- 
tensibly there is no connection between a 
tumor cell, Aristotle and the Darwinian Theory, 
Dr. Reimann discussed them all with equal elo- 
quence, and led those minds that could follow 
into wonderful regions of philosophy and pure 

A pioneer in the study of cancer, Dr. Rei- 
mann has made available to us the best knowl- 
edge in this field. Certainly contact with him 
has proved one of the most fruitful experiences 
of our medical education. 



Professor and Head of Department of 
University of Pennsylvania; M.D., Hahnemann 
Medical College, 1907; University of Breslau; 
Alpha Sigma; American Institute of Homeo- 
pathy; Pennsylvania Homeopathic Medical 

Department Staff: T. M. Snyder; C. J. V. Fries; H. S. 
Weaver; W. S. Sutherland; W. J. Ryan; M. W. Ben- 
jamin; H. F. Flanagan; J. S. Miller; J. K. Finley; J. 
Cossa; J. B. Conwell; G. P. Glenn; N. A. Karaka- 
shian; K. W. Benjamin. 

The general practitioner throughout the med- 
ical profession is probably less versed in his 
knowledge of ophthalmology than in any of 
the other particular phases of medicine. This 
is fully realized by the Ophthalmology depart- 
ment and they have attempted in a very ac- 
tive manner to prevent such a condition from 
stigmatizing the graduates of this institution. 
Through the elctures and demonstrations of 
Drs. Snyder, Sutherland, Nagle, Miller, Cossa, 
and Fries we have been exposed to many of 
the ophthalmological pathologies. The cooper- 
ation and spirit of enthusiasm of each of the 
staff men has been very impressive to the 

The proper use of the ophthalmoscope is a 
great asset in the hands of the practicing phy- 
sician. Realizing this they have devoted many 
hours in training us to use it skillfully. 

When in the future we reminisce of our med- 
ical school days we will always recall the 
professor with the G.I. haircut who spoke to us 
about lenses, the tall gentleman who con- 
stantly grabbed for the string that hung from 
the overhead lighting system, and the instruc- 
tor who crouched like an acrobat as he looked 
through his 'scope. To each and every one of 
them there is a deep and personal feeling of 
appreciation from each and every one of us. 
The Ophthalmology department has done a 
grand job; we thank you. 









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Our class, which henceforth will be known as the last class 
which did not have an ophthalmoscope provided by the govern- 
ment, cracked open the piggy banks, slit the straw mattresses, 
bought ophthalmoscopes, and started out on the subject of 
Ophthalmology during our Junior year with clinics in the old 
Histology Lab. Dr. Snyder flashed on the slides of so many 
fundi in such rapid succession that, when he was finished, 
most of us felt we needed an Ophthalmologist ourselves. Then 
there was that final exam, a copy of which everyone seemed 
to have obtained beforehand. 

Dr. Fries and Dr. Flanagan favored us with some excellent 
dissertations on the salient points of glaucoma, conjunctivitis 
et al. And Dr. Cossa, during our Senior year, gave valuable 
lectures on the ophthalmological aspect of neurological 

We enter our internships with a song in our hearts and 
our scopes at +20. 

STUDENT: But, doctor, your book is at least ten years old. 

DR. CLAY: That's all right, son, so am I. 

This retort is both witty and linal and epitomizes the course 
in Otolaryngology. Dr. Clay in 20 lectures discussed the ear, 
its attributes and aspects, pausing every now and then along 
the way to give an aural quiz. During the second half year. 
Dr. McGrath, a fugitive from the Society of Tobacco Auction- 
eers, talked about the anatomy and diseases of the nose and 

The Senior dispensary had the reputation of being the best 
afternoon section of the entire year. During the first hour, prac- 
tical points of diagnosis and treatment were brought out in 
lectures, and, during the second hour, patients were examined 
and treated by the students themselves. 

Dr. Haines introduced us to the high potency method of 
prescribing. We can't help wondering when only half a mole- 
cule of the drug is given in each dose what happens until the 
patient takes the second dose. 

JOSEPH V. F. CLAY, M.D., Sc.D., 

Professor and Head of Department ot 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1 906; 
Alpha Sigma; American Board of Otolaryngol- 
ogy; Philadelphia Homeopathic Medical Soci- 
ety; Pennsylvania State Medical Society; 
Philadelphia Laryngolical Society; A.M. A. 

Department Staff: L. E. Marter; J. R. Criswell; C. F. 
Haines; R. D. Geary; A. V. Hallowell; J. H. Mc- 
Cutcheon; R. McGrath; H. J. Kohler; W. A. Weaver; 
W. V. Hostelley; H. P. Harkins; R. M. Rapp; G. N. A. 
Wescoat; J. V. F. Clay, Jr.; S. Burtoff. 



The Otolaryngology department can prob- 
ably be classified as the most enthusiastic and 
energetic department in the College. The pre- 
clinical lectures are excellent and well prepare 
the student for his practical work in the dispen- 
sary. The zealous desire to teach and to dem- 
onstrate to the student the pathological condi- 
tions and their treatment in this field have been 
very much appreciated by the students. The in- 
dications and applications of various instru- 
ments are stressed by this department and 
their true importance made known. 

The general practitioner will find that a 
large percentage of his work will concern the 
ear, nose, and throat. The Hahnemann gradu- 
ate will not find this field to be a too perplex- 
ing one, for in this branch of medicine he has 
been especially well trained. 


Sc.D., F.A.C.P. 

Professor and Head of Department of 
Pathology and Bacteriology 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1897; Phil- 
adelphia Homeopathic Medical Society; Phila- 
delphia Pathological Society; Pennsylvania 
Homeopathic Medical Society; American Insti- 
tute of Homeopathy; American Association of 
Immunologists; American Society of Clinical 
Pathologists; Society of American Bacteriolo- 

Department Staff: G. O. Favorite; H. R. Fisher; O. F. 
Barthmaier; H. S. Cook; J. A. Hornefi; T. M. Snyder; 
H. D. Lafferty; E. H. Dickinson; H. S. Ivory; E. D. 
Sharpless; J. W. Smith. 

To our dying day we will remember the in- 
terlude with Dr. Sappington and his staff. We 
will never forget the lectures overfilled with 
nuggets, gross specimens reeking with formal- 
dehyde and drawings done on the spur of am- 
bition, and those Orson Wellsian orals and 
slides — hundreds of them — holding the knowl- 
edge men are supposed to be seeking. Dr. 
Sappington, whose life spans over three gen- 
erations of medicine, had a very important 
course to put over, a laborious but adjuvant 
study necessary to the better understanding of 
medical problems, and a sensible course of 
therapeutics. Dr. Sappington will not be for- 
gotten, nor will his pathology. 

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The Judgment Lord will probably look and act a good deal 
like Dr Sappington, and we cannot but wonder what will 
happen when the Omniscient and the Omnipotent meet. De- 
spite acerb wit and mordant tongue one nevertheless gets the 
impression that Dr. Sappington is a kindly old man at heart, 
and that if anything happened to you he, himself, would do 
the post. 

Dr. Fisher, who probably knows more than any ouija 
board, will long be remembered as the best lecturer at Hahne- 

Dr. Barthmaier took time off from his duties as chief pathol- 
ogist at St. Luke's and as captain of the Pinafore, to take one 
of the morning sections. Dr. Froio, the scintillating resident, took 
another. Those who had Froio wished they had Barthmaier and 
those who had Barthmaier wished they had Froio. But who 
could be perfectly happy when he is drawing in full color his 
555th slide or wiping the formaldehyde off his hands from 
some pusy pickled prostate? 

In any event, we couldn't have been given a better course 
in Pathology. 


For some of us, the first introduction to real live patients 
came in the Pediatrics section in our Junior year up on the sev- 
enth floor. It wasn't three days before we decided that, like 
flight without wings, percussion and auscultation of the infant 
chest was impossible. If you could manage to get the stethe- 
scope near to the chest wall without the child biting you, such 
a wheezing and coughing and spitting ensued as to defy in- 
terpretation anyway. 

Drs. Noon and Agerty taught us on the wards, while Dr. 
Redman on Wednesday afternoons gave the first year lectures. 
During our Senior year, Dr. Fisher gave some excellent talks 
on which we really should have taken notes, and Dr. Raue, 
the nominal head of the department, lectured a few times and 
was actually reported being seen one afternoon in the Pedi- 
atrics dispensary. 

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Professor and Head of Department of 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1895; 
Philadelphia Pediatric Society; Philadelphia 
Homeopathic Medical Society; Pennsylvania 
Homeopathic Medical Society; Consulting Phy- 
sician to St. Luke's and Children's Homeopathic 

Department Staff: B. K. Fletcher; J. L. Redman; C. C. 
Fischer; J. H. Reading; R. A. Hibbs; W. P. Gregg; 
H. A. Agerty; H. B. Mark; P. M. Kistler; F. W. Jarvis; 
P. J. C. Gamblescia; J. R. Noon, A. C. Service. 



Pediatrics is a subject which has been well 
presented in both the Junior and Senior years. 
The lectures of Dr. Redman are regarded by 
each and every student as ideal guides in the 
practice of pediatrics. Despite the selection of 
a poor hour for lecturing, plus the additional 
burden of a very humid classroom, the Pedi- 
atrics department has stimulated and main- 
tained a high level of interest in this course. 

The hours spent with Dr. Noon have been 
humorous as well as educational. His presen- 
tation, honesty, and knowledge of Pediatrics 
have won for him the acclaim of the entire 

The Pediatrics clinic is one of the highlights 
in the Seniors' excursions through the after- 
noon clinics. An excellent opportunity is af- 
forded to the student to learn the practical side 
in the treatment of children. 

The lectures by Dr. Fischer can be summed 
up in the word "excellent." In short, Dr. Raue 
has accumulated an excellent staff, a staff of 
whom we are very proud. 



Professor and Head of Department of 
University of Berlin; International Research 
Anesthesia Society; American Society for Phar- 
macology and Experimental Therapeutics; 
Fellow of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science; American Physiolog- 
ical Society; Society for Experimental Biology 
and Medicine; American Chemical Society; In- 
ternational College of Anesthetists; Associate 
Member of N. Y. Academy of Science 

Department Staff: J. A. Borneman; G. P. Miley; J. W. 
Messey; R. E. Seidel; J. C. Munch; W. C. Dietrich. 


Dr. Beutner has presented briefly as seems 
consistent with thoroughness, information con- 
cerning the more essential drugs for the gen- 
eral practitioner. He had in mind two guiding 
principles. The first that Pharmacology is an 
integral part of medicine. Theoretical study of 
drugs should not be parted from practical ap- 
plication. Secondly, that there should be a 
wise limitation of subject matter consonant 
with its importance in the field of medicine. 

He selected for discussion those drugs with 
established effectiveness, eliminating superflu- 
ous material. He emphasized that newer drugs 
supplement rather than replace older drugs 
proven through clinical experience. 

A true scientist and original investigator, his 
extensive background in Chemistry proved an 
exact organized basis for his excellent notes 
and lectures. 


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After the unrelieved austerity of Dr. Sappington, it was a 
treat during our Sophomore year to encounter someone as 
genial and benign as Dr. Beutner. His lectures, while delivered 
in something verging on double talk, were well worth trans- 
lating and, for those who couldn't, an excellent set of notes 
was provided. A research scientist of eminence, Dr. Beutner 
was sufficiently human to shout his classic, "Dammitol," and 
throw some miscreant out of the room. 

Dr. Dietrich, new with our class from Temple, took charge 
of the lab and gave us too few lectures. 

F.W., Prescription Writing, was just one of those courses 
we never got around to mastering. Dr. Seidel gave a few vain 
lectures, but about all most of us could put on a prescription 
now is our names. 

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Burdened as we were with a mass of facts to memorize in 
our other studies, we were indeed grateful to the department 
for not only allowing us, but also encouraging us, to think. 
We didn't always achieve brilliant results, as our exam papers 
testified, but at least we tried. 

By the clear and concise presentation of the subject matter 
of his morning lectures, Dr. Scotl understandingly quelled our 
initial dismay on envisioning the ten pounds of formidable 
facts and figures that made up the official text for the course. 
As we came to know him better, our respect for this man in- 
creased; not only for the efficient and intelligible manner in 
which he conducted his course, but also for his sense of fair- 
ness in dealing with his students. We admired him for his 
knowledge, but, more than this, we liked him for his willing- 
ness to help us at all times. 

None of us will forget the pleasant and profitable year 
spent with the Physiology Department. 


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Professor and Head ol Department of 
A.B., University of Montana, 1923; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, 1929; American Psy- 
chological Society; Physiological Society of 
Philadelphia; American Physiological Society; 
Sigma Xi 

Department Staff: J. F. McClendon; J. S. Hepburn; G. 
D. Geckeler; L. V. Beck; H. Shapiro; N. C. Wheeler; 
T. C. Barnes. 



We were the first freshman class to be per- 
mitted to delve into the mysteries of physiology. 
Somewhat bewildered, we checked in batter- 
ies, circuit breakers, electrical wires, clay 
boots, and peculiar non-medical looking gad- 
gets on our first day in the lab., wondering 
whether we hadn't gotten into an engineering 
course by mistake. 

But soon under the able tutelage of Dr. 
Scott and his fine corps of associates even the 
least mechanically-minded of us set up "Rube 
Goldberg" apparatus without the slightest hes- 
itancy. We learned to corner and pick frogs 
deftly and swiftly — without first chasing them 
all over the lab. Even the girls did! 

The embryo surgeons among us owe a mon- 
ument to the dogs and cats on which they 
wielded their first scalpels. The kymograph 
records were always completed — one way or 
the other — in time to get the official O.K. At 
last, we realized that as a result of the fine 
manner in which the course was planned, and 
the kindly aid of the members of the Physiol- 
ogy Department, we were learning a key to 
the answer of the "why" and "how" of medi- 
cine. Physiology, though our toughest freshman 
course, was our most fascinating. 

F.A.C.P., M.P.H. 

Professor of Bacferioiogy and Head of 
Department of Preventive Medicine 
and Public Health 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1927; 
American Public Health Association; American 
Society of Clinical Pathologists; American Soci- 
ety of Bacteriologists; Society for Experimental 
Biology and Medicine; Diplomate American 
Board of Pathology; Major M.C., A. U.S. (Re- 
tired); M.P.H. , University of Pennsylvania, 
1944; American Association of Immunologists 

Department Staff: I. Gratch; D. de Rivas. 

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One of our "favorite" professors gently im- 
pressed on us the wide scope of preventive 
medicine and the great strides already made 
in this field. We have now advanced to the 
point where we can practice disease control 
in two ways — the civilian way and the Army 

He saw to it that we took the opportunity to 
gain first-hand knowledge of sanitation control 
of public utilities on Friday mornings — that 
weekly roll call! — and that we had the ad- 
vantage of testing the end products of such 
control, for which there was no lack of volun- 
teers at Esslinger's. 

We were introduced to the whys and where- 
fores of the sex-life of the louse and the 
stamping grounds of the Anopheles by the 
inimitable Dr. Gratch while our well-liked pro- 
fessor of preventive medicine was on leave of 
absence in the tropics. As a result of the untir- 
ing efforts of this newly-appointed proiessor, 
we are well-versed in what "Ros-en-ow says." 
Proof that he is a true friend of the student lies 
in his tolerance of us even after his "would 
you please write more legibly?" 











A much tanned Dr. Favorite returned from Costa Rica to 
give us not only excellent verbal description, but also a color- 
blazened pictorial catalogue of his experiences and studies of 
tropical medicine, and the natural beauties of our Central 
American neighbor. 

» Our fine background in immunology was brought up to 
date with lectures in the practical application of the principles 
taught us in the Sophomore year. The mysteries of cold agglu- 
tinins, the treachery of the Rh factor, the possibilities of penicil- 
lin, the menace of victory girls, and the true value of the "five- 
and-ten" day treatment for lues have all become facts at our 
fingertips. That badge of our seniority, the "little yellowbook," 
has given us a working acquaintance with the general and 
specific measures of disease control. 

We take our leave firmly ingrained in the knowledge that 
the battle medicine is waging against disease is only won 
when we can prevent it. 



If a vote were taken, probably eighty-five percent of the 
members of the class entertain secret ambitions of becoming 
surgeons. This desire is, however, well concealed under a two- 
inch bullet-proof plate of apathy. There is reaHy nothing 
wrong with the surgery department, but, after a certain point, 
there is a sufficiency of looking at bloody drapes from a dis- 
tance of forty feet. 

Dr. Martin, that master of extemporaneous address, spoke 
with succinctness and clarity on Saturday mornings; and on 
Wednesday afternoons managed to show us most of the usual 
and many of the unusual surgical procedures. 

Dr. Sylvis brought his usual enthusiasm and vivid descrip- 
tions and there aren't many of us who will forget the difference 
between iso-peristaltic and anti-peristaltic anastomoses. 

And as we, in years to come, tie off our first common duct, 
we will look back on all their good advice that went unheeded. 


Professor and Head of Department of 
M.D., Hahnemann Medical College, 1915; Dip- 
lomate American Board of Surgery; Phi Alpha 
Gamma; Pennsylvania Homeopathic Medical 
Society; Pennsylvania State Medical Society; 
Union League; Philadelphia Country Club; 
Commander M.C.O., U.S.N.R. 

Department Staff: J. A. Brooke; W. M. Sylvis; H. S. 
Ruth; E. A. Tyler; D. Roman; J. D. Schofield; T. L. 
Doyle; D. Steinmetz; E. H. Dickinson; E. D. Geckeler; 
F. E. Bristol; E. F. Carpenter; T. C. Geary; C. L. 
Shollenberger; D. T. Jones; C. D. Bailey; W. Y. Lee; 
D. D. Northrop; E. D. Sharpless; N. F. Hofiman; S. 
J. Rilling; J. A. Seligman; C. C. Thompson; E. P. Van 
Tine; M. P. White; J. F. Rowland; E. L. Rosato; F. H. 
Murray; W. A. Buck; R. C. Moyer; M. F. Ondovchak; 
J. J. Domanski; L. S. Lipsitz; R. C. Smith; H. J. Lubo- 
witz; W. C. Thoroughgood; A. E. Pearce; J. H. Smith; 
M. J. Fischer; A. J. Catenacci; E. J. Benko; W. G. 




Mindful of the aphorism: "What you're not up 
on you're down on," the surgical staff at Hah- 
nemann, under the inspiring leadership of Dr. 
Martin, keeps up to date with recent trends in 
surgery, and, in its teaching, incorporates the 
newest advances with the accepted techniques 
of bygone years, making revisions whenever 
necessary. In this era of ultra-specialization, 
surgery naturally has not remained unscathed, 
thus adding to the problems of the general 
practitioner. Sensing this fact. Dr. Martin and 
the staff are careful to emphasize the most im- 
portant and practical aspects of surgical emer- 
gencies — situations which will most often con- 
front the general practitioner and challenge his 
diagnostic acumen. For this we are truly ap- 
preciative and hold invaluable the clear, con- 
cise lectures and demonstrations given to us 
by the members of the surgical staff. Very few 
in the class may have been converted into em- 
bryonic Cushings, but all of us have been im- 
bued with a working knowledge of the 
principles of the diagnosis and treatment of 
surgical emergencies, thanks to a department 
which does not hesitate to practice what it 
preaches, namely: 

"Be not the first by whom the new is tried, 
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside." 



Professor and Head oi Department of 
M.D., University of Michigan, 1918; Alpha 
Sigma; Past President American Institute of 
Homeopathy; Director of Constantine Hering 
Laboratory; Past President Pennsylvania State 
Homeopathic Society; Hahnemann Club; Beta 
Theta Pi; Hahnemannian Monthly, Consulting 
Editor; Consultant to Food and Drug Adminis- 
tration, Washington, D. C; Philadelphia 
County Medical Society; Pennsylvania State 
Homeopathic Medical Society 

Department Staff: J. V. Allen; J. W. Frank; F. Kepler; 
J. A. Borneman; ? ? Scholl; N. V. Ludwick; W. B. 
Griggs; J. J. McKenna; A. E. Krick; R. K. Mattern, 
R. S. Magee; J. J. Klain; H. D. Evans; W. E. Kepler, 
W. M. Snowden; J. S. Lehman; E. M. Almes; L. M. 
Diemer; I. R. Bishow. 





Rational treatment of disease at the present 
day does not consist of the knowledge of doses 
and the materia medica, but exists as a com- 
plex art in which knowledge and its proper ap- 
plication based on common sense principles 
go hand in hand. No one can think that Dr. 
Boericke will ever deny the value of original 
research or bedside experience, but he does 
desire to weave science and practice into so 
close a network that the foundations of experi- 
ence may be cemented by the mortar of exact 
knowledge. In many instances science and 
practice seem to be absolutely opposed and 
only future research can explain the apparent 


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This course started when Dr. Boericke first came down the 
steps of Room A that Saturday morning our Freshman year. 
During our Sophomore, Junior and Senior years we received 
so many lectures on Homeopathic drugs that if they were laid 
end to end they would reach from here to Samuel Hahnemann. 

Dr. Mattern, whose enthusiasm is unquestioned, started 
our second year on the basic drugs whose names, at least, 
may be remembered: Belladonna, Nux, China, Aconite (this 
last drug in the 30th potency being an excellent remedy for 
insomnia — a nugget we pass along for what it is worth). 

Dr. Boericke during our Junior and Senior year went over 
these drugs again and then took off into the unpronouncable 
flora and fauna of Homeopathic plants. Our Senior section in 
Therapeutics was memorable for the animated discussions be- 
tween Dr. Frank and the class on points of X-ray, and for 
extra-renal azotemia. 

If, after this extensive and well planned course, you don't 
know your drugs, you should have lots of company but no 

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For the boys, the opportunity to practice the technique 
presented by Dr. Tori occurred during dispensary hours. Never 
to be forgotten is the subtle manner in which "the ladies" were 
"excused," after first reporting for roll call; the constant battle 
over who was to irrigate Phillippe; the giant score card which 
was an effective means of quelling the over-ambitious, those 
who hogged too many patients, or the Wednesday afternoons 
on which we were trained by Drs. Leonard and Walker in the 
fine art of finding veins. 

In our Senior clinics Dr. Hunsicker concluded our training 
in "the science of professional plumbing." 




Professor and Head of Department oi 
Ph.D., Dickinson College, 1887; M.D., Hahne- 
mann Medical College, 1890; Pi Upsilon Rho 

Department Staff: J. M. Kenworthy; E. W. Campbell; 
W. C. Hunsicker; C. F. Leonard; L. P. Tori; H. G. 
Blessing; H. L. Weinstock; W. Ellis; R. E. Morgan. 



Our class has not had the pleasure of meet- 
ing the head of this very competent depart- 
ment. Indeed, our knowledge of Dr. Ashcraft is 
limited to the stories of his clinics passed on to 
us by the upperclassmen who preceded us. 
We regret that we, too, could not benefit from 
his teachings. In his stead the fully attended 
clinics conducted by Dr. Campbell were a 
tribute to the fine teaching ability and the sur- 
gical dexterity displayed by this member of 
the Urology department. We are grateful to 
him for going out of his way to make sure that 
every student could see more than the white- 
coated backs of his assistants in the amphi- 
theater, and for the clear-cut presentations of 
the practical aspects of each case. 

Every phase of genito-urinary disease was 
covered in the excellent lectures given by the 
members of this department. Dr. Kenworthy 
carefully reviewed the clinical aspects and 
treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, making 
sure that everyone understood by frequently 
interjecting a questioning "See?". We almost 
paged Ripley when Dr. Hunsicker told us about 
the prostate "the size of your head." Dr. Wein- 
stock amusingly related advantages of the cir- 
cumcised over the non-circumcised to every- 
one's delight. 









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Matriculation is generally a bore. At Hahne- 
mann, however, it ■was a fantastic and amusing 
game played in the shadow of the now vanished 
cabinet of homeopathic herbs which probably 
this very minute are being turned into tablet 
triturates at Boericke & Tafel. It was with a mix- 
ture of emotions that during your first fifteen 
minutes at Hahnemann you were dragged by a 
feminine arm of surprising strength into an office 
called "Miss Fisher's", and there confronted with 
facts of your past which you thought only your 
mother knew. After five minutes of fast talking 
you succeeded in convincing her that you really 
had enough credits for medical school and shak- 
ily made your way to the door. You were just 
about to step out for a short beer when a voice 
with all the unction of a cement mixer said, 
"Hey, you come back here. You owe me $500." 
That was Mr. Kratz. "Do you have a microscope? 
No? That will be $15 more, ha, ha, plus tax." 

As you placed your trembling checkbook back 
in your pocket and were once more about to 
make your way out the door, John Paul Dirr 
tapped you timidly on the shoulder and with 
the awe-struck voice of Bernadette said, "Quick, 
turn around. There goes the Dean." You turned 
but saw only the tail of a very large lab coat 
disappearing through a door. Your first glimpse 
of Dr. Pearson! More about him later. Dirr took 
your name and address for his column in the 
Hahnemannian and left in a cloud of undried 
ink. • 

As a matter of fact you probably didn't have 
an address yet, unless like Edwards and Boyd, 
you were at the YMCA. The only objection to 
living there was that you had a bedroom the 
size of a bed, and if you had claustrophobic 
tendencies you, like Hammond, Shuttleworth, 
McNeill and about twenty others, sought the 
more spacious quarters of the Luther Hospice, 
breakfast and dinner included, or a room in one 
of the Race Street chateaux. The only objection 
to the latter being the necessity of looking at the 
landlady before breakfast. But by the time the 
first day of classes had started you probably had 
found a room with or without roommate, rats 
and running water and had already arranged 

that desk at which you were destined to spend 
so much time during the next few months. 

The less said about the invocation the better. 
Dr. Ricketts played the organ. Dr. Pearson made 
a speech as did others. Amen. 

And after a sleepless night of fitful tossing, 
your first day in medical school had arrived. 
Those cherished infant dreams, those years of 
hopes and plans were at last fulfilled. Even 
Agnone and Cooper were excited. 

After a hasty breakfast of orange juice, 
Wheatsworth, scrambled eggs, white toast and 
coffee at you know where, it was eight-fifteen 
and time to run like mad to get to school. And it 
was at least two weeks before anybody had the 
audacity to arrive as late as five minutes of 

But then as now, a convocation of the Class of 
'44 could be anticipated three blocks away by 
the polite hum of conversation. "Geez, it's hot." 
. . . Eckroth: "So I sez to her, I sez — " . . . 
Michaile: "The Geneva system standardizes — " 
. . . Harry Troyen: "Over thirty per cent flunk 
out the first year, but I'm not worried." Our class 
like all Gaul was already divided into three 
parts, those who spread rumors, those who 
spread rumors, and those who spread rumors. 
Mercogliano: "Don't bother with notes, use a 
text." . . . Tomlinson: "Don't waste money on 

The first day was soon over. The only depart- 
ment that had had the crust actually to give a 
lecture was Chemistry, and we were soon to be 
further acquainted with their unorthodoxies. 

The biggest shock came at 2 P. M. when Dr. 
Snyder told us all to go home and forget this 
insane idea of becoming a doctor. He said that 
if he didn't flunk us somebody else would, and 
that if we didn't flunk we'd wish we had. Medi- 
cine was a maker of coronary artery disease, 
hypertension and flat feet. Go home, raise fat 
children and die of old age. Groth got up to 
leave but Engel managed to restrain him. And 
many a bleak pre-examination morning we 
harked back to those words of wisdom and 
wished we'd taken them with something beside 

Dr. Snyder was also the first to put the girls in 
the front row where we, including Dr. Snyder, 
could look at them, especially Laura. It was 
said that because of the female members of the 
class we were to be denied his famous after- 
lecture jokes. The "My what a long clitoris you 
have" story scotched that rumor in a hurry, and 
for the next six months every lecture ended with 
"Joke, Joke" and other wolf-like cries from the 
back of Room A. 

Along with a quick review of Organic Chem- 
istry by "So Little Time" Chandler, we were get- 
ting five pages of notes a week from Dr. Snyder 
which we were supposed to know well enough 
to write for mirror reading. Don Fortner can 
still spell "reticulo-endothelial system" back- 

We had been given a bag of bones including 
an innominate about which naturally many and 
varied coarse jokes were made, especially the 
one by Joe Goldstein about the pubic Arch of 
Triumph. The left bones looked like the right 
bones and the right bones looked entirely wrong. 
Some were greasy, some were still bloody, and 
some were broken in half. But we pencilled in 
all the origins and insertions and memorized the 
bumps and hollows, and when Dr. Geckeler gave 
us our fracture course two years later, we all 
fell back on the wealth of osteologic knowledge 
obtained during those first few weeks of school. 
(Somebody pick me up.) 

And it was hot. For about three weeks Phila- 
delphia was fighting it out with the earth's core 
to see which could be hotter. Some studied on 
roofs, some in cellars, others in bathtubs while 
a few, and we wonder where they are now, 
sought refuge at the movies and air-conditioned 

But the hardy survived and before you could 
say ninety-eight in the shade it was the middle 
of October, much cooler, and time for the first 
chemistry exam. The Drs. Chandler and Pearson 
who had been buzzing in our ears for the past 
four weeks about Organic Chemistry, Quanti- 
tative Analysis and Lipins, were about to put 
us to our first written test in medical school. And 
the rumors flew. A quarter of the class would 
flunk. (Marucci). Half the class would flunk. 
(Griffin). The whole class would flunk. (Egad, 
we wonder who started that one). Only an iron 
will and the thought of our parents at home 
kept us in school. The night before the exam, 
Milkie could be seen in H. & H. with P. & H., 

not daring to lose a minute. Some outlined the 
book, some reviewed notes. Torres-Oliver lit a 
candle. It was a sad, bleary-eyed crew that 
wandered into school the following morning. The 
last minute studiers could be seen weaving up 
Fifteenth Street, their faces buried in notes. Only 
good brakes and the Dear Lord saved Bill Pigozzi 
as he made his way across Race, oblivious to all 
but his lecithins and fatty acids. 

In three hours we were finished, and for the 
sixty odd who failed, "finished" was the word. 
But fly or fall, the first barrier in medical school 
had been surmounted. The future now could 
hold no fear. (Ha!— Ed.) 

Reeling in kaleidoscope fashion the first se- 
mester passed. Dr. Snyder gave the annual 
Christmas cheese party at which Bud Davis kept 
everybody else from playing with the electric 
trains, and Smokey Bert Poludniak saw fit to 
leave no room for supper. By mid-years we had 
achieved that blase attitude characteristic of all 
good medical students. Frogs were pithed with 
only a momentary shudder except by Bea Troy- 
an who never did pith one of her own. Nurses 
dressing across from Room E brought only stifled 
yawns from even Scudese and Siegel who at 
the beginning of the year would hardly leave 
the balcony long enough to eat lunch. Homeo- 
pathy was cut, unknowns were compared, and 
enough water was boiled away in chemistry 
lab to supply the Mexican Army. 

Our insouciance, however, was dealt a mortal 
blow by the orals. For most of us it was our first 
experience with such an examination, and it 
can only be explained to those who have never 
taken one as a combination of Parkinson's 
aphonia, and irreversible shock. 

Dr. Pearson lifted the first axe. As you en- 
tered, he turned over his little hour glass as if 
he were about to boil an egg and began. "What 
do you understand by 10th normal equivalent?" 
You were prepared for that, but not for what 
followed. "Define something or other." "How 
much carbohydrate in a mouthful of potatoes?" 
etc., etc. Not more than two hours later the sand 
had made its way into the bottom and you were 
finished. "Next man." 

Dr. Chandler was the next man with his list 
of 500 questions, each the product of a warped 
mind. His "Have a smoke?" was calculated to 
put you at ease, but who can be at ease with a 
benzene ring and Philadelphia's King of Chem- 
ical warfare? Dr. "Take a Card" Maas was 

next and finally Dr. Hepburn. With chemistry 
passed and only physiology left, the rest of exam 
week was spent in comparative frivolity (three 
hours of sleep a night instead of two). 

Niemiera still doesn't believe Dr. Scott even 
gave an oral. From the time he entered his 
office to the time he left, all was a purple haze. 
But those who do remember, recall from seared 
minds that ice-like voice, that question from 
McLeod's, and the fact that not once during the 
interview did they see anything but Dr. Scott's 
shoulder and a cold one at that. 

Some stood, some fell, But with mid-years over 
like a Dali dream our career as medical students 
really began. At last we were given cadavers. 
In eager groups of six we clustered about the 
tables wishing we had been given fatter or 
thinner ones, depending on which we hadn't. 
Rommer in gown and gloves could be heard 
hissing at his partner, "Scalpel" "Probe" "Cun- 
ningham's". Other more rugged individuals went 
in bare-handed, but the end result was the same 
— a hopeless, twisted mass of anomalies. By the 
time we were finished not even Dr. Phillips could 
tell where anything was coming from or going 
to unless possibly to New York for the week-end. 

"Put your finger on — " . . . "What lies anterior 
to — " . . . "Give me the course of — " were 
familiar phrases heard in the weekly quiz sec- 
tions. And if all the brachial and lumbar 
plexuses that were drawn on the blackboards 
during those five months were laid end to end, 
they would wrap up Dr. Warren like a coccoon. 
As the year wore on the crowd thinned out 
until one eventful afternoon only twenty-six stu- 
dents arrived, and these could be seen by their 
covered cadavers, grimly studying Milk and 

Afternoons, from one to two, Dr. Sylvis went 
up and down the brain stem like an elevator 
operator with repeated stops at all floors. Your 
writer got out at the pons, but some made it all 
the way up. Between Ranson and Dr. Snyder's 
histology notes most were prepared for the final. 
But few were prepared for the fifty minute mara- 
thon that Dr. Sylvis called an exam. Twelve peo- 
ple were needed at the door of his office. Six to 
catch the examinee as he stumbled out, and six 
to push the next man in. The result, however, 
was a class well grounded in neuro-anatomy. 
Ask any Senior about the sulcus cinguli; ask 
him, that is, if you want a bust on the nose. 

During the second half year, Dr. Chandler in 

those odd moments he could tear himself out of 
his gas mask, lectured on blood and introduced 
us to the colorimeter and Folin Wu. Some pun 
should here be made on Raymond Gregg Blood 
but we won't bother. In Food Chemistry, Beutner 
got around to doing a Kjeldahl at last, and the 
class evinced its variegated, cosmopolitan taste 
in the variety of foods that were chosen. Every- 
thing, if fact, from canned anchovies to a banana 
split was analyzed, and much of the first morn- 
ing was spent eating each others' specimens. 

It was just about the time that the Dean was 
asking us to put on our last caboose that the 
tension of the oncoming orals was temporarily 
allayed by the Freshman Hop. Gaiety reigned 
supreme. Louisa led the conga, and ethanol 
which had been studied in the labs was given 
the acid (dilute HC1) test. 

With bigger but no wiser heads we tore into 
the finals. The shreds that reassembled some six 
weeks later showed that forty odd had missed 
the S. S. Sophomore, so it was a depleted but 
nevertheless doughty crew that set sail on An- 
num II. 

Pages, in fact volumes, could be written on Dr. 
Sappington who, like some wizened elf, dwelt 
in that first floor labyrinth marked STUDENTS 
KEEP OUT (as if they'd wander in of their own 
accord.) With a wit like a Bard-Parker blade, he 
cunningly dissected delinquents without benefit 
of anesthesia, and walking into his lecture late 
was like tweaking a leopard's nose. Before you 
had gone half way up the room, eight or ten 
words of acid sarcasm reduced you to the size 
of a hydrogen atom which you remained for at 
least two days. His sense of humor evolved 
chiefly out of the moribund aspects of life, and 
his voice would strike a note of near joy as he 
gaily described the downward course of a pa- 
tient to the autopsy table. 

Pathologists the world over have a fascina- 
tion for the weight and size of tumors. But noth- 
ing the Pathology department could produce in 
the way of ovarian cysts could compare with 
the man we were taught of in Chemistry who 
had a fifty pound evacuation in twenty-four 
hours. Those pathology labs come back to mind 
with pain. Hips spread, spines curved and Lee 
made more of those beautiful technicolor draw- 

Oral time meant a scramble for side notes. 
Ben Musser didn't realize how popular he was 
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First Row (Left to Right): Dauphin, Capobiano. Second 
Row: Doncaster, Grancey, Hathaway, Ryan, Plavei, Laird, 
Fischer. Third Row: Greco, London, Linsey, Aymar, Bir- 
mingham, Jaksch, Morganbesser, Giannini, Dorsen. Fourth 
Row: Steinberg Spielman, Brecker, Epstein, Caporale, Brig- 
nola, Jefiers, Heck, Jehl, Dugan, Kelley. Fifth Row: Heyl, 
Cretella, Masucci, Hahn, Miller, Benlord, Kistler, Metcalt, 
Conwell, Bacron, Knowles, Kunan. Sixth Row: Preis, Sved- 
berg, Smith, Burak, Walters, Orloti, Greenberg, Hickey, 
Klingbeil, Dietz, Visalli, Buhrman, Arnold, Ball, Phillips. 
Seventh Row: Walkers, Colombo, Scronavacchi, Wagner, 

Acosta-Acosta, Mintz, Friedman, Torney, Schepard, Rotundi, 
Olson, Robinson, Obanesian, Erba, Ballien. Absentees: 
Arsuaga, Bolster, Brown, Bietrich, Duncan, Dunsmore, Ellis, 
Elwell, Fineman, Fornasier, Freed, Gettings, Giocondo, 
Greene, Haaco, Wiggins, Hobbs, Hutchison, Kazanjian, King, 
Labowskie, Lapinsohn, La Salvia, Lindon, Mandarrino, 
Manno, H. Matthews, E. Matthews, Mayer, McCarty, Miller, 
Mullen, Nagle, Ostrum, Penly, Pickering, Podkul, Powell, 
Patkoski, Rates, Sommer, Squillace, Stone, Storer, Steinhil- 
ber, Terzian, Trout, Turner, Vlachos, Ward, Warden, Wild- 
blood, Williams. 

^Jhe A( 




LAWRENCE W. F. RYAN President 

CHARLES K. PLANER Vice-President 



So now you're a Junior — so what! So you're a bunch of big deals. You 
have a stethoscope in your back pocket and you think you're smarter than 
Osier. Incidentally, that's a good place to hear rales. We're no different from 
the hundreds of other Junior classes that have preceded us. We have our good 
guys and we have our jerks, but why do we have so many jerks? Well, what's 
the use of complaining? We have our Army and we have our Navy and we 
have our CADre. We're a happy little group — in a gruesome sort of way. 



Volumes could be written if we were to write a blow-by-blow description 
of each member. By the way, who the hell is this Bolster guy? He looks like a 
well kept grave. Speaking of graves, take a good look at "Tombstone" Get- 
tings, he smiled last week. As a contrast, we have Bucky Walters, there is a 
happy guy. He'll make a good doctor, too, even if he will have his office in 
a coal mine. Ryan was that kind of a guy until he got power crazy and too 

For class activities, let's take a look into the clinics. Ah, there's Stone, he 
has just come out of his trance and finished dreaming about a sulphur mine 
when he accidentally cauterized a wart with an electric eel, but we all make 
mistakes. And then there's Sheppard, a direct descent of the Mayo Bros., prac- 
ticing his ultra-superior look on a patient six months old. But let us look still 
farther and see poor Jeffers, who was tied in bed and given pituitary before 
they found out he was a student and not an acromegalic. 'Twas sad, but not 
half as bad as those haircuts Robinson gets — and without ether, too. Speaking 
of haircuts, read Mullen's new book, "How to Be a Hairman," put out by a 
clip joint publisher. Now, it would be criminal to omit Putzkowski when hair is 
mentioned. Confidentially, Putz, why don't you turn that hair pomade of yours 
into the scrap drive for grease? 

Will events of importance never cease in our midst? There are new mar- 
riages and new births by the millions — well, a couple anyway. In the first 
mob we find King, Matthews, Walters, Svedberg so far, and in the latter group 
Al Freed, "Jumping Joe" Scornavacchi, "Hush Hush" Williams, Tom Gettings 
and "Muscles" Mandarine who, besides being a father, does a beautiful job 
without a sigmoidoscope. 

Gossip is more fun, so let's get back to the dirty stuff. "Cutie" Steinhilber 
finally broke down and has decided to let the nurses in on his own particular 
brand of charm and personality, while Trout, the onlooker, picks up the left- 
overs. It's the uniform, no doubt. What about Klingbeil? He got so many waiv- 
ers he looks like a circuit court. But let's not be catty, because the Army will 
have to explain Dorsen, and what does the Army know about split personali- 
ties and dramatics? Don't let anyone kid you, Dorsen, old man, you gave up 
singing and dramatics in preference to medicine and we appreciate it. Just 
be a good doctor — like your uncle. 

This year is really the best we have had so far. Boy, you really get to 
know everybody and you learn a lot, too. Three guys cleared up their own 
GC already with great success except for a little cordee, which in itself is a 
novelty and will come in very handy when the parties get dull. We all know 
about heart disease now; in fact, it may be summed up into two words, "Slub 
Dub." However, to get the inside facts on heart disease and its effect, take an 
^jf./f'i auto ride with Torney, the human Imhof tank. 

To look around you would never think that a lot of these guys would be- 
come internes and doctors. Most of the class have accepted internships 
already. Some of the boys had it tough, though. Fineman spent so much of his 
time around City Hall that he got a job as a professional witness for auto 
accidents. Walker isn't going to take any chances, he's going to interne at 
Arlington Cemetery. 

One could go on indefinitely telling you about student wise cracks and 
Ward, who is slowly becoming an institution (a mental institution), or Squil- 
lace, who (where the hell did he get to this time), or about the time when a 
small riot broke loose between Steinberg and Spielman. Funnier still is the 
time Dr. McKenna said, "a little please," and Terzian snapped back, "O.K., 
two short beers." There are many more incidents that we could write about, 
as we have really had a mint full, but unfortunately I have twelve games on 
the pin ball machine waiting for me and they must be played. So, in parting, 
let me repeat what Dr. Favorite once said while I was sitting in the back 
row of the lecture room, " ," and remember that. 


First Row (Lett to Right): Schantz, Levenson, Beck, Mekanik, Telufi, Hoegerman, Cooper, Conrad, Uhrich, Adams, Lyman. 

Mutch, Fettig, Mancusi-Ungaro, Koehmstedt, Keeter. Second Sixth Row: Rohland, Sederstrom, Block, Broman, Cambell, 

Row: Jasionowski, Hunt, A. Jensen, Egan, Davidson, Socket, Gipson, Etra, Bovard, Corbet, Hill, Thornton, Warren, 

Lester, Winkler, Bucciarelli, Kuhn, Beardsley, Woodmansee, O'Shea, Rowney, Swendiman, Sarno, Vomen, Reinhold. 

Linder, Green, Melody. Third Row: Pennypacker, Maniglia, Seventh Row: Doman, Holielner, F. Rosenberg, Soffe, Tor- 

Scalia, G. Miller, Johnson, Hiss, Sewell, Williams, Foulk, netta, Treichel, Roberts, Pieiier, Southard, Hartman, Reil- 

Boykiw, Carpousis, Posner, Seda-Morales, Steele, Southwick. hohl, Martin, Mosch, Brady, Loux, Santiago, Ortiz, Kurz. 

Fourth Row: Milburn, Jacobs, Reed, Walter, SchiHort, Missing: Arentzen, Carnecchia, Chepko, Consolo, Cozyarelli, 

Weaver, Wright, Christman, Di Media, Paul D'Allesandio, Curcio, Curry, Denman, Detrick, Detoro, Fittipoldi, Giknis, 

F. Jensen, Lanlord, Sakson, Reardon, Gilbert, Minasian. Groverman, Hayes, Heath, T. Miller, Reinhold, P. Rosen- 

Fiith Row: Wiegand, Stuart, Dinlay, Carpenter, Honan, berg, Shinn, Sivulick, Skyer, Szezepaniak, Tesman, Well- 

Bradt, Van Dyke, Melanik, Borton, Bradlow, Cowling, Cate, hausen, Weslock, Young, Zeller. 

^Jhe Sophomore 


JACK S. CAMPBELL Vice-President 

PAUL A. BRADLOW Secretary 



Hut — tension! — and one hundred odd medical students of the Sophomore 
class came to attention. The date was January, 1944. The members of the 
newly organized Sophomore class were as yet somewhat anaesthetically 
euphoric over that slip of paper from the Dean's office. For on that slip we 
read, "Well done, enter thou into the more confounding realms of the Sopho- 
more year." 

Nor can we forget the more gentle sex — a vast minority precipitating a 
vast majority of attention upon their late classroom entrances when, in those 



rare days of June, the blood stream concentration level of the male hormones 
was floating high. 

During the first two weeks of the Sophomore year we reflected upon the 
maze of that freshman year. Pistol-Packin', two-gun Dr. Snyder and his hot 
summer afternoon lantern slide demonstrations. It was impossible to sleep, as 
the man on either side of you alternately crescendoed their stertorous Cheyne- 
Stokes respiration in the CO ? filled room. Then to the laboratory, peering 
through the microscope, appearing intelligent, observing little, knowing less, 
and drawing least. 

Physiology was unanimously voted the most interesting course in our 
freshman year under Dr. Scott, the gentleman who resisted 150 smudge-faced 
freshmen as they canulated carotids. Jasionowski's newly invented apparatus 
correlating prostatic hyperemia, spring fever, and love, deserves a niche among 
the annals of Rube Goldberg. The Embryonic Dr. Vollmer was accidentally 
pithed by Fred Jensen during the excitement when Gilkries administered 5 
c.c. of adrenalin intravenously and blew the top off the monometer. 

Man is worth just 97^, and after our course in Anatomy under the able and 
patient Dr. Phillips, we all concluded our knowledge of the course was worth 
appreciably less than 97 percentum. Bravely we set sail from the Port Cardi- 
acus in the good S. S. Leukocyte, sailed blindly through the Subclavian Way, 
gathered speed down the Musculo Spiral groove and heaved a sigh of relief 
as the slopes of the Epicondylar ridge hove into view. 

Chemistry proved to be an obstacle which threw terror into the bravest 
of Herculean Hearts. Not unstrangely, the female members of the class were 
"hepped" to the situation during the laboratory sessions. 

Let us forget the past, anticipate the future and enjoy today, for "suffi- 
cient to the day is the evil thereof." Staphlococcus Aureus did not turn out to 
be a beautiful blonde but mutual qualities of the two were noted — the insi- 
ousness of infection. Proteus Vulgaris' proliferativeness was a close second to 
the vulgarity of rabbit proliferation. We thought we knew something about 
bacteriology, as a matter of fact we were gram positive we did — then came 
the orals. Now gram negative. 

Amidst the confusion of the Sophomore year the pathology department 
ungently beckoned us on. Who will ever forget those orals? Is there any longer 
a question concerning the etiology of non-specific diarrhea, insomnia and in- 
continency? However, in this course we really laid the foundation of our med- 
ical work under the most able guidance and supervision of a long experienced 
and learned professor. 

In Pharmacology we "sitzed" on our "numpers" as we thoroughly en- 
joyed "our shining hour" amidst the swishing of the stick. "Today we study the 
Cts&Q sympathetic-para Sympathetic nervous system. It is a helluvamess! What did 

you say, Carnecchia? Huh! Well, then, out!!! Now, Cobefrine, spelled C-O — 
C-O-B-E — frine — look it up in the notes! You must know the dose of morphine 
— that's how you get your license to practice medicine." 

At times the going is tough, but we have completed the first lap of our 
academic course. We now know that we can learn. We now find that sub- 
jects which heretofore were seeming stumbling blocks have now become our 
climbing steps. Earnestly we look forward to our degree in medicine. 
"Climb on! Climb over! Ne'er despond. 
Though from each summit gained 
There stretch forth ever heights beyond — 

Ideals to be attained. 
Life's rescript simply is to climb, 

Unheeding toil and tire. 
Failure hath no attaint of crime 
If we but still aspire." 


ti 1 1 1 V,ffl3c 

First Row (Lett to Right): Rhoads, Cummings, Beck, Gaary, Sixth Row: Cissel, Thuma, Silk, Schneeberg, Wolgin, Erick- 

Castillo-Amy, Bickell, Goodall, Shamai, Skinner, Bullock. son, Lorentz, Koiwai, Kenmore, Last, Barrist, Bainett, Chro- 

Second Row: Naztiger, Ehly, Van Ess, Pike, Kennedy, No- niak, Chastain, Schuyler, Higgins. Seventh Row: Trout, 

wak, Dewai, Clark, Holland, Pratt, Ayars, Garlock, Dan- Whalen, Mattson, Bell, Armaiz-Garcia, Szal, Teets, Dau- 

drea, Donaldy, Samaha, West, McDade, Martin. Third relle, Cooper, Zieg/er, Benlord, Eken, Mary A. H. Thomas, 

Row: Whitman, Snyder, Torrey, Krusen, Fedor, Hantord, Royal M. Thomas, Walls, Owensby, McGeary, O'Connor. 

Guyer, Case, Coons, Barbary, Reilly, Beukenkamp, Schla- Absentees: Bachman, Bamberger, Blase, Cassaro, Curran, 

bach, McDonald, Long. Fourth Row: Grasse, Phillips, Tom- Cytowic, Dolphin, Eby, Economou, Eichelmann, Furey, 

asheiski, Nowinski, Kistler, Seager, Hutcheson, Lebischak, Gerent, Glah, Gollings, Henry, Kaupe, Keely, Klimkevich, 

Liberi, Reiner, Orlob, Meineke, Billman, Houghton, Seiler, Knapp, Mandel, May, Myers, Naramore, Norley, Pakonis, 

Robbins, Parker. Filth Row: Calabrese, Bax, Shapiro, Hen- Rank, Edward P. Reese, Joseph E. Reese, Ralph A. Reilly, 

geveld, Weisman, Helier, Coda, Capute, Cappuccio, Alosi, William D. Reilly, Richards, Rosenberg, Schwalm, Sheets, 

Simon, Lyon, Shaffer, Edds, Shea, Shevlin, Mintz, Lyall. Strock, Stroud, Studybaker, Swift, Wachs, Waydenman, 

Wells, Wesolowski, Woodward, Zukel. 


JOHN W. J. HOLLAND President 

PAUL K. AYERS Vice-President 



CHARLES I. PRATT, JR Student Institute 

JOSEPH E. TURNER, JR Student Council 

January 3, 1944, ushered in the ninety-seventh session at the Hahnemann 
Medical College and brought with it, as usual, a new Freshman Class. Dr. 
Ricketts delivered the opening address, one which is certain to leave a last- 
ing impression in our minds. This was a preview of the coming Neuroanatomy 
lectures which were scheduled to follow — every word seemed like a sentence. 




After many warnings were issued to begin work early, we returned to our 
beds — scared stiff. This would have turned into complete rigor after Dr. 
Chandler's early lectures in which he covered our entire college chemistry 
course had it not been for Dr. Snyder's hour which followed. The tenseness 
gradually subsided and in time a smile gave way to laughter. Dr. Scott gath- 
ered us into his little room E, where he said he was amazed at our pietness, 
and wondered how long it would be before he would have to pound the table 
for order — it wasn't long, either! Thus the first day of a new life began and 
homeward we tottered that night wondering how, if possible, we would ever 
master the course — still we wonder. 

A goodly number of the class reported in either "blues" or "khaki," but 
soon after the first week a number more gave up their "zoot suits" for the 
more conservative OD's. Ours is a thoroughly cosmopolitan class. We have 
some rebels from the south of the Mason-Dixon line, others from our island 
possessions, and some from the wilds of the west and mid-west. 

Shortly after our arrival Dr. Pearson retired as Dean of the College to 
devote more time to his favorite Chemistry Department — Dr. Schmidt taking 
over the duties of Dean. 

The class proved to be no exception to the age old rule that at least fifty 
percent of the class would flunk the first Chemistry test, in fact, we boosted it 
to sixty percent. We did succeed in getting a "swivel chair" knowledge of 
Proteins and Carbohydrates, so that we proved we really weren't quite so 
"abominable" as one at first might suppose! 

Osteology proved to be our line and the class, with the aid of Dr. Phillips' 
repetition, repetition, soon learned that a hole which didn't go completely 
through a bone might be called fossa, and if it went completely through, a 
foramen. Dr. Warren proved a true friend to all of us and was a big help in 
getting us through both Anatomy and Histology. Dr. Maas worked hard with 
us in Chemistry. "Heppie's Happy Hour" was the most popular program of 
the Chemistry department. 

The Interfraternity Council had pretty well protected us from the usual 
fraternity "rushing," but with all the other things which came along, it aided 
in keeping us completely on the go. We thoroughly enjoyed the dinners and 
the opportunity of meeting the upperclassmen. 

Fraternity politics did not get much of an opportunity to affect our class 
elections and the class as a whole selected capable officers. There was really 
little time for class discussions, but the President was successful most of the 
time in getting our exams to fall at a suitable time. 

September, 1946, will roll around all too fast and we realize it is our duty 
in the intervening months to absorb sufficient knowledge to go forth into the 
world a credit to the Medical Profession and to our alma mater, Hahnemann. 

Do not be too hasty in your judgment of us. We appreciate the privilege 
of studying medicine and will in time accept the full responsibilities of the 
profession. Superficially we may prove insincere, but one need only to strip 
the veneer from most of the Freshman to find a deep desire to serve humanity. 
Let us not be so idealistic as to think that there are none among us whose sole 
desire is pecuniary remuneration, but they compose a small minority. We 
hope that the desire to serve will triumph. 

Fame will come to very few of us, not because of the lack of ability, but 
because the majority will be content with the pleasant satisfaction that comes 
from helping his fellowman. We hope that our work will be of the caliber to 
be a credit to Hahnemann and help to win for her the deserving place in 
the world. 

At the proper time we will all depart to our individual stations, but for 
the present we have many months of hard work ahead and our present task 
is that of becoming members of the Sophomore Class this September. 


JUu , 


Student Council 


Vice-President Secretary Treasurer 

^JfPicerd of the L^ladd of September 44 

Fellow Classmates: 

Today we are embarking upon a career ot usetulness and kindness to 
our tellow man — to many this may appear as a duty, one which he must per- 
form to be successful in his liie's work. Rather than this, please let it be an ex- 
pression ot the good will which arises from within, a deep telt desire to ease 
the ill-health which so trequently makes its presence known. 

Please be forever kind fo one in his mistortunes and be always tolerant 
to your patient's complaints. Let this be especially true in the next tew years, 
as otten will be the demands placed upon you ior just such actions. 

Together, let us express our appreciation to our teachers at Hahnemann 
tor their aid, so willingly granted, in our becoming disciples ot Hippocrates. 
Not merely ior the intormation ot tact they limitlessly passed on, but tor the 
spirit they conveyed with their teachings. We can best express our appreci- 
ation not by a promise ol accomplishment, but by one ot an honest and sincere 
eiiort to do always our best to prove worthy ot the responsibilities placed upon 
us as men ot Medicine and ot Hahnemann. 

May 1 wish you all a very bright and happy tuture. 

Very sincerely, 



^Jhe d5uiider6 of 


To the Staff and cooperative members of the 
Faculty and student body — I say "Thank you." 
You made work a pleasure for what we trust 
is one of Hahnemann's finest Year Books. 

I hope sincerely that you will agree the end 
has more than justified the means. 

May the book serve faithfully the purpose 
for which it was created. 




Managing Editor 

Carl William Truter, Jr. 

Business Manager 

Assistant Editors 

Editorial Staff 
Albert Cohen 
Julio DeCruz 
Morris Foulk 
Joseph Gambescia 
Edward Gleason 
George Groth 
Frank Guito 
James Kane 
John Martucci 
Horace Marucci 
John McDonald 
John McNeill 
Harry Pariser 
Gladys Rosenstein 
Luis Torres-Oliver 
Beatrice Troyan 

James Winkler 
Aram Terzian 
John Holland 
Jerry Klingbeil 

Photographic Staff 
Raymond G Blood, Jr. 

Woodward Corder 

Bertram Poludniak 
Paul Boyd 
Kenneth I. Michaile 

Eugene M. Sabovskie 
Frank L. Lyman, Jr. 

Leslie W. Sederstrom 

Business Staff 
Manuel F. Alsina, Jr. 
(Asst. Business Mgr.) 

Nicholas A. Calvanese 

Albert A. Cohen 
Benjamin Calesnick 
Thomas M. D'Auria 

Wilford E. Martyn 

John Lewis Tomlinson 
Anthony Merk 
Jess Edward 

Harry Troyen 

Lucy A. LaSalvia 

Joseph M. Scornavacchi 
Thomas M. Colombo 
Frank M. Capobianco 
Albert B. Giknis (Mgr.) 
Laura V. Van Dyke 
Arthur G. Denman 
Joseph L. Curry 
Arthur Schneeberg 

fohn Kennedy 
Thomas Eby 
Charles Samaha 
Edward J. Ward 
Margaret Wellhausen 


^Jhe student 

To the Student Body: 

In serving you as your President, I have endeavored to 
maintain and carry out the trust that you placed in me last 
year. Thus, the aim and object ot the Student Institute through- 
out the year has been to establish better understanding ot the 
students, complaints and suggestions by the faculty and mili- 
tary authorities. 

Therefore, to the members ot the Student Institute and ot 
the student body, as well as the taculty, who have manitested 
throughout the year a grand, wholehearted spirit of coopera- 
tion, I want to proiler my sincere personal appreciation. 

• * * 

This year the Student Institute, although not too ostenta- 
tious, attained and maintained its place as the pace setter of 
student affairs at Hahnemann. It did this very well by doing 
away with much of the political stigma which has for many 
years been controlled with vise-like tenacity by certain groups 
Thus, in the past the policies, functions, and purpose of the 
organization were of little concern to many, both student and 

Under the capable, stimulating leadership of its President 
it has become a practical working model of student govern- 
ment. For the most part the various representatives were 
elected on their merits, and, to maintain their positions, at- 
tendance and interest at the Institute's meetings has been 
made obligatory. 

With the proper coordinated cooperation of the members 
of the Student Institute and student body, as well as the fac- 


ulty, many constructive projects have been accomplished 
during the past year. Undoubtedly, the outstanding achieve- 
ment was the revision and ratification of the constitution. It, 
thus, did away with much of the political red tape and favorit- 
ism exhibited by certain cliques as alluded above. It, thus, 
permitted freshman and sophomores to work on the Medic 
staff and Blue and Gold dance committee without appoint- 
ment. Furthermore, it relinquished some of its control over 
Medic Staff appointments to the Senior class, but maintained 
an over-all control to a sure coordination. An attempt was 
also made to make the Medic part of every student by requir- 
ing each and every one to purchase it with his caution fee. 

Another laudable feat was the founding of the Curtis 
Fritz memorial lounge adjacent to the amphitheatre. This not 
only perpetuated the name of one of our beloved deceased 



college mates, who was to be graduated with us this year, but 
also provides a much needed lounge. Monthly dances were 
held to augment the Curtis Fritz memorial fund established 
last year. 

There are many other interesting innovations, but since 
they are too numerous, only a few will be mentioned; such as, 
founding of a standard Medic cover, purchasing of a bull fiddle 
and maintaining a modern dance orchestra. 

As in the past, this level-headed, aggressive group allo- 
cated funds for game room and athletic equipment, traveling 
and other expenses were granted to the basketball team, glee 
club and orchestra. 

Alfred T. De Vito 
Harry P. Makel 
Jess Edward 
Joseph E. Turner, Jr. 
Robert D. Woodmansee 
Charles I. Pratt, Jr. 

John R. McNeill 
H. John Witman, Jr. 
Lawrence W. F. Ryan 
James P. Winkler 
John W. J. Holland 
Elizabeth Brown 

First Row I Lett to Right): James Kissler, William ]ehl, James Kane, Nicholas 
Calvanese, Albert Cohen, Charles Brobyn. 

Second Row (Lett to Right): Marvin Greenberg, Lawrence Ryan, Daniel 
Mason, Irving Lichtenstein, Albert Cooper, Victor E. Gambone. 







JAMES KANE Secretary 



In January 1944, a group of men representing the various fraterni- 
ties at Hahnemann and feeling the need for an organization to bind 
more closely the fraternal spirit of the six active fraternities, founded 
the Interfraternity Council. The motive behind the organization is to 
foster fellowship, bring about better understanding and promote a 
harmonious relationship among all fraternities at the school. 

The Council is composed of twelve men, two from each fraternity, 
one a member of the Senior and the other a member of the Junior class. 
The officers of the Council are a chairman and a secretary-treasurer. 

In the short time the Council has been in existence it has success- 
fully achieved most of its aims. It was under the auspices of the Council 
that, for the first time in the history of Hahnemann, a friendly and 
workable agreement was reached by the various fraternities regarding 
the rushing of pledges. In the future it is planned that this program will 
be further improved by the issuing of pamphlets to the members of the 
Freshman class. They will contain a brief history and statement of 

ideals, aims, and accomplishments of each fraternity. It is felt these 
will be a valuable aid to the Freshman in selecting the fraternity of 
his choice. 

On March 18, the Council sponsored the first Interfraternity Ball, 
at the Ritz-Carlton. It was one of the most successful social events of 
the year. It is planned to make this an annual affair to be held in the 
first semester of each school year. 

The Senior members of the Council are leaving with full confi- 
dence that their labors in formulating an organization of this type will 
not have been in vain. The Council is something new and still has 
a hard road ahead of it; but it is firmly believed that the men who will 
take their places will have the foresight to see beyond any petty dif- 
ferences that might arise and go on to make the Interfraternity Council 
the most outstanding organization at Hahnemann. 


Firs* Row (Lett to Right)— Second Row (Lett to Right)— 

Leonard Flinkman, Alvin Siege/, Irving L. Lichtenstein, Lester Steinberg, Earl H. Rates, Clifford Gilbert, Theo- 

Harry Troyen, Albert A. Cohen, Sidney Fine, Benjamin dore L. Orloff, Francis Rosenberg, Ralph M. Linsen, 

Calesnick, Seymour P. Weinberg Alvin Solfe, Nathan Epstein, David B. Lester. 

Third Row (Lett to Right)— 

Lester ]. Groverman, Philip Rosenberg, Marvin Barnett, 
Bertram L. Tesman, William Wolgin, Arthur D. Silk, 
Bernard Etra, Arthur L. Schneeberg 

f-^hi czDelta 




HARRY TROYAN Senior Senator 



PAUL A. BRADLOW Historian 


IRVING L. LICHTENSTEIN. . .Inter-hat. Council Representative 


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The Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity was founded 
October 13, 1904, at the Cornell University School of Medicine. 
Its aim, then as now, was to bring about a greater solidarity 
among medical men by promoting social and scientific en- 
deavor while at school and after graduation. As time went on, 
more and more chapters were founded at the various medical 
schools throughout this country and Canada and the fraternity 
grew in strength, both in numbers and spirit. 

The Hahnemann Chapter (Beta Zeta) of the Phi Delta 
Epsilon Fraternity, when organized March 8, 1929, consisted 
of only ten men. In selecting new members, a high scholastic 
record and personal attributes play a leading role. Meetings 
are held every month and invariably include a discussion of 
some phase of medical science. In short, medicine and its mas- 
tery is one of the foremost goals of our endeavors. 

Among the outstanding men who participated in our sci- 
entific meetings are: Dr. Michael Scott, Acting Professor of 
Neurosurgery, Temple Medical School; Dr. Bernard Alper, 
Resident Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, etc. In addition to 
these, many symposia and clinico-pathological conferences 
have been conducted at frequent intervals by members of the 
faculties of all our Philadelphia Medical Schools. 

Yet there is time for revelry, too, in the form of dances, 
dinners and informal "get togethers." These affairs are often 
planned in conjunction with the other three Philadelphia chap- 
ters and the Graduate Club. 


Phi Delta Epsilon has grown so that its chapters in the 
various medical schools now number fifty-nine. In addition, 
there are twenty graduate clubs scattered throughout the na- 
tion, which serve to perpetuate the bonds of friendship and 
medical effort started in student days. 

Of our graduates, 2,465 — the largest group of men from 
any graduate medical fraternity — are serving in all branches 
of the armed forces of the United States. On the home front 
Phi Delta Epsilon has purchased War Bonds in sufficient quan- 
tity to have seven bombers named for our organization. 

The future is bright. Our nation will succeed. To all mem- 
bers of the Fraternity, let us be guided by our motto: FACTA 
NON VERBA (Deeds, not words). 

w i sK P* ■ 

First Row (Lett to Right)— 

R. O. Edds, T. P. Shea, J. W. Holland, R. A. Parker, 
A. S. Roberts, H. P. Pariser, J. P. Dirr, E. A. Parker, 
H. M. Wildblood, J. A. Kane, L. W. Ryan, G. P. Thomas, 
J. S. Campbell, R. Dauphin, R. E. Kunan, D. E. Fortner, 
C. G. Samaha, W. B. Schuyler 

Second Row (Lett to Right) — 

A. }. Under, S. C. Cissel, E. A. Bickell, E. G. Kino, 
V. F. Pakonis, B. T. Laniord, N. A. Kazanjian, E. A. 
Hahn, W. J. Elwell, R. T. Whalen, J. A. Stroud, G. W. 

Klem, A. B. Giknis, W. P. Arentzen, L. S. Helter, ]. D. 

Melody, H. B. Waydemam, P. /. Socket 
Third Row (Lett to Right)— 

P. I. Kenmore, ]. D. McGeary, L. ]. Van Ess, L, 

, L. ]. Rotondi, D. H. Robinson, E. /. 

Ward, E. C. Heath, J. B. Hartman, ]. ]. O'Shea, G. W. 

Sewell, F. E. Heyl, J. A. Broman, M. A. Pike 
Fourth Row (Lett to Right)— 

T. F. O'Connor, T. M. Eby, H. C. McDade, E. A. 






N. CALVANESE . Chairman 

JAMES KANE President 

LARRY RYAN Vice President 

JOHN LEEDAM Treasurer 


GAIL KING Assistant Treasurer 





The Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma, organized forty-seven 
years ago at Hahnemann by a small group of men, has today 
grown to one of the largest fraternities at the school. 

The organized group consisted of six men. Today the Fra- 
ternity has on its active roster seventy-five members. Alumni 
members are found in every department of the hospital and 
teaching staff of the college. 

The principles and ideals set down in the Constitution by 
the founders have remained the same for nearly a half cen- 
tury, the only changes in the Constitution being of a minor 
business nature. 

Alpha Sigma was founded to promote friendship, loyalty, 
and fidelity among men united in a common field of endeavor 
and to strive for the advancement of Hahnemann and the prin- 
ciples of Homeopathy. 

The social activities of the Fraternity consist of monthly 
dinner meetings held at local restaurants and feature talks 
given by brother members on the staff of the hospital. Dances 
are held throughout the year, as well as other functions of a 
social nature. 

During the past year, Alpha Sigma took an active part in 
the formation of the Interfraternity Council and other activi- 
ties designed to better the relationships among the students of 
the college. 

The banner of Alpha Sigma flies high today as brother 
after brother serves his country in the armed forces with the 
same faithfulness that made him a good Sig. 


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Firs/ Row: Samuel P. Studybaker, Wm. D. Reilly, John D. 
Milburn, Jr., Cornelius A. Last, Jr., H. John Witman, Jr , 
Carl W. Truter, John O. Duey, Peter Minck, Jr., John R. 
McNeill, Robert E. Drewery, Rolle A. Heck, Edgar C. Davis, 
Jr., Charles T. McCutcheon, Francis R. Souder, John E. S. 
Shuttleworth, Robert D. Woodmansee, Louis E. Fettig, 
Robert J. Carpenter, Jr. 

Second Row: Robert K. Rank, Daniel F. Paul, Jr., Robert 
H. Wright, David E. Krusen, Charles Walker, Jr., George 
A. Swendiman, Jr., Frank O. Nagle, Jr., Owens Weaver, 
Stephen H. Clark, Joseph A. Visalli, Joseph E. Reese, 
Richard M. Steinhilber, Charles I. Pratt, Jr., Walter Kistler, 
Bradford K. Strock, Henry H. Lyon. 

Third Row: John M. Hiss, Jr., George M. Brady, Edward S. 
Beck, Roland H. Corbet, Wallace L. Davidson, Chaler H. 
Kistler, Jr., Joseph A. Furey, George W. Deitz, III, David 

M. Benlord, Jr., Gurdon L. Bradt, Hoooey W. Reed, John 
A. Hunt, Carl R. Fischer, Jr., Robert Dugan, Charles Buhr- 
man, John Storer, Charles Planer, Marck Whitman. 
Fourth Row: Earle Keeter, David Young, John Shinn, Edwin 
Torrey, Fredrick Wiegand, John Koemstedt, Gordon D. 
Meyers, Richard Kuhn, Henry W. Evans, Lottus Hengeveld, 
Jr., George Ehly, Paul Honan, William Southwick. 
Absent: John A. Griffin, Wm. Russell Levis, Jr., Wm. Stev- 
enson Duncan, Richard A. Dunsmore, James B. Ellis, Rich- 
ard G. Ellis, Albert S. Freed, Robert J. Grancey, Harry F. 
Hutchinson, Wilbur F. Jehl, Charles D. Kelley, Hugh T. 
Mathews, Richard L. Stone, John G. Torney, John F. 
Beardsley, Frederick G. Jensen, Robert S. Mutch, Marshall 
K. Steele, Theodore B. Bachman, Jack S. Bullock, Ritchie 
Coons, Joseph Norley, Robert G. Trout. 

PL Mpk 





EDGAR C. DAVIS, JR Vice-President 

IOHN R. McNEILL Treasurer 

ROLFE A. HECK Secretary 


One of the oldest of existing national medical fraternities, 
Phi Alpha Gamma was founded March 25, 1894, at the New- 
York Medical College. Three years later, in January, 1897, the 
Gamma chapter was chartered at Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege by the national organization. Since then the organization 
has enjoyed forty-seven years of existence at Hahnemann, 
each year increasing in its strength. This scholastic year we 
have attained an active membership of ninety-three. 

In addition to the active chapters, the fraternity is com- 
posed of several alumni groups in such cities as New York, 
Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and Rochester, New York. 
We also enjoy representation in the National Medical Inter- 
fraternity Council. 


Annual fraternal activities include an evening devoted to 
entertaining prospective members, acquainting them with fra- 
ternal life at Hahnemann. Social life also has its turn, for at- 
tendance at the First Annual Interfraternity Ball, together with 
the Annual Dinner Dance (Crystal Room, Adelphia Hotel), 
highlighted the season. Each month, a dinner meeting is held 
at one of the hotels in the city for the purpose of strengthening 
bonds of brotherhood and hearing timely medical topics dis- 
cussed by the alumni. To complete a successful year, a com- 
bined Alumni-Undergraduate meeting was held at the Hotel 
Warwick, July 29, 1944, to honor the departing Seniors, who 
receive keys and shingles, and also those alumni returning to 
renew acquaintances. 


[.■'I f. f t t ft % ? t r t ! t. ; t: 

Firsf Row — Charles W. Brobyn, Julius Chepko, Joseph M. 
Gambescia, Joseph G. Samolis, Thomas J. Zaydo, Alfred 
O. Boettger, Frank T. Anderko, Albert F. Cooper, Eugene 
M. Labowskie, William A. Kase, John L. Tomlinson, Luis 
Torres-Oliver, Armand Castagna, Raymond Blood, Jr., 
Americo L. Barreiro. Second Row — Edward P. Putkoski, 
Robert B. Hutcheson, Edwin E. Preis, Peter H. Lebischak, 
Ercole J. Liberi, Robert N. Reiner, Paul K. Ayars, Joseph E. 
Turner, William R. Dewar, Ruben Senda-Morales, Pedro 
Santiago-Ortiz, Julio M. DeCruz, Edmundo Castillo-Amy, 
Guillermo R. Armaiz, William D. Dietrich, George W. Row- 
ney, Willard W. Christman, Frank E. Rielkohl. Third Row — 
Floyd W. Seager, Edward C. Cummings, John J. Kennedy, 
Walter Gerent, Henry J. Hoegerman, Robert V. Miller, John 
L. Johnson, Alvin Mancusi-Ungaro, Stanley J. Yamula, Alex- 

ander K. Niemiera, Vincent A. Scudese, Eugene J. Agnone, 
Raymond L. Reinbold. Fourth Row — Keith W. West, Robert 
E. Bovard, Milan D. Chepko, Edwin A. Mekanik, John P. 
Schantz, Thomas S. Cretella, Edmond V. Minasian, Louis 
C. Zeller, Jr., John A. Sakson, Walter G. Vernon, Jr., Emile 
P. Nowak, Louis A. Wesolowski, Henry J. Glah, Jr., Joseph 
J. Brzoza, Thomas W. Phillips, Jr., Joseph F. Tomasahetski, 
Ralph S. Phillips, Quentin S. Conwell, Frank L. Lyman. 
Members Absent — Manual F. Alsina, Dominic J Salines, 
Robert F. Burak, Mario E. Fornasier, Albert E. Hathaway, 
Eugene R. Kutz, Robert A. Olson, Joseph C. Squillace, 
James R. Adams, Jr., Peter Ditoro, Theodore A. Beck, Ed- 
mund R. Cytowicz, John M. Dolphin, Charles A. Guyer, 
Joseph V. Higgins, Haroun A. Shamai, Joseph J. Szal, 
Hugh A. Wells. 

I i i/msiion r^no 



ALBERT F. COOPER Encephalon 

FRANK T. ANDERKO Medulla Oblongata 

EUGENE M. LABOWSKIE Calamus Scriptorius 

ROBERT F. BURAK Optic Thalamus 

ALFRED O. BOETTGER Torcular Herophili 


Brother Rhos at Hahnemann may look with a feeling of 
pride upon the past record of the Rho Fraternity. The distinc- 
tion of being the oldest National Medical Fraternity in the 
country, having one of the largest undergraduate groups at 
this institution, together with the high caliber of the men in the 
list of alumni, forms a background which can hardly be sur- 

The oldest national medical fraternity in the United States 
or Europe, Pi Upsilon Rho had its beginning on the campus 
of the University of Chicago in 1876, promoted by Dr. F. A. 
Rocky as the Ustion Society. It quickly gained respect of the 
faculty of that institution and spread to eight leading medical 
colleges. The local chapter. Vertebra Quarta, was founded in 
1902. Another chapter has recently been organized in Mexico 
City under the guidance of our own Dr. Ray Seidel. 

All initiates take vows to devote their lives to medical sci- 
ence. Their prime interest is to serve humanity and it is from 
this desire that the name "Ustion," which means a flame or 
light, was evolved. This is still commemorated, as the name, 
"Ustion," appears on the official seal, as does the flame. 

The present year marks the forty-third for the Vertebra 
Quarta at Hahnemann. During this time many men, famous 
in the medical world, have enjoyed their undergraduate days 
as active members of this fraternity. Some of them are well 
known to all Hahnemann men, and include such notables as 
Drs. Eberhard, Ashcraft, Mercer, Dickinson, Favorite, Hepburn, 
Schmidt, Ricketts, Snyder, Goldsmith, Tori, Phillips, Van Len- 
nep, Wells, Seidel, Criswell, and many more. 

Many of the doctors, busy as they are, still find time to 
accept our invitations to monthly dinner meetings and other 
social functions. Here, they give freely of their experiences as 
doctors and offer welcomed advice to all who seek guidance. 
Traditionally the alumni chapter reciprocates by giving the 
undergraduates a party near the end of each school year, 
which marks the end of the social functions of the fraternity 
for the year. 

In addition to our local affairs the National Chapter con- 
ducts an annual social meeting. This year the event took place 
at the Hotel Chelsea, Atlantic City, commencing June 19th and 
extending to the 22nd. This Vertebra was, as in the past, an 
active participant; all undergraduates were invited. 

The business of the organization is conducted in short 
weekly meetings held at the college. Among our numerous 
accomplishments during the past year was the strengthening 
of the bonds of fraternalism between our active alumni chapter 
and the undergraduate group. This has brought about a better 
understanding and closer relationship between alumnus and 
student — we shall endeavor in the future to continue in this 

At present, the undergraduate chapter has an active 
membership of approximately eighty-five brothers and is 
guided in its activities by the alumni chapter which has on 
its roll about forty-five faculty members. This year, with the 
disruption of the normal routine of activities as a result of the 
Army and Navy programs, special commendation is due to the 
staff of officers headed by Encephalon Albert F. Cooper for 
having successfully completed the planned functions. 



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Top Row: Matthew Cappuccio, Salvatore Scalia, Frank 
Capobianco, Elmo Musucci, Historian; Frank Tornetta, Jo- 
seph Greco. Corres. Sec'y; Thomas Colombo. Lower Row: 
Michael Brignola, Angelo Maniglia, Horace Marucci, Joseph 
Scornavacchi, Treas.; Russell Maniglia, Sec'y; Victor E. 

Gambone, Pres.; Thomas D'Auria, Vice-Pres.; John J. Mar- 
tucci, Joseph Ratia, Nicholas Calvanese, Anthony Alosi, 
Peter Dandread. Members Not Present: Anthony Merco- 
gliano, Philip Esgro, Carmen Prunetti, Frank Guitor, Co- 
ordinator; Fruno Manno, Baldo Carnecchia. 

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THOMAS D'AURIA Vice-President 


JOSEPH GRECO Corresponding Secretary 



FRANCIS GUITO Co-ordinatar 


Representatives — Inter-fraternity Council 



the Cornell University Medical College in the fall of 1920, the 
first organization meeting being held on Columbus Day. 
While the original plan of the founder was to have the mem- 
bership composed of medical students and doctors of Latin 
origin or descent; i. e., of Italian, French, Spanish, South 
American, etc., it was soon realized that it would be imprac- 
tical to attempt to bring such a heterogenous group together. 
The result was that the membership became limited to one 
type, Americans of Italian parentage or descent. Lambda Phi 
Mu was primarily founded, then, to promote good fellowship 
and scholarship among the medical students of Italian descent. 

That the purpose of the fraternity has been realized can 
readily be seen by a glance at the scholastic and social rec- 
ords of Hahnemann. Lambda Phi Mu has done its job well, so 
well that it has decided to make available to any student of 
Hahnemann the privilege of joining the Fraternity. In order 
to do this, the present members of the "Mu's" are reorganizing 
and forming a new fraternity. 

The new fraternity will have as its pre-requisites the qual- 
ifications that parallel those of the other non-discriminating 
medical fraternities of the college. A new name has been dis- 
cussed and an appropriate title has been voted upon by the 
members. The organization which was formerly Lambda Phi 
Mu has been redraped and now is called THETA CHI ALPHA 
— Theta (0) symbolizing Truth; Chi (X) symbolizing Con- 
stancy; and Alpha (A) being the First Chapter of the New 

Theta Chi Alpha will maintain the old standards of good 
scholarship and fellowship, but it will be a non-sectarian 
group. It is the fullest desire of the members to continue their 
thorough friendship and cooperation with the other organiza- 
tions of the college and also to assist in making Hahnemann 
a greater Hahnemann. 


First Row: Marvin S. Greenberg, Julius Mintz, Norman S. Second Row: Daniel D. Freidman, William Mandel, Ellis 
Posner, Joseph B. Evans, Daniel Mason, Milton Graub, Barrist, Leonard Bortin, Edward Weisman, Eugene Brecher, 
Rubin Block, Carl B. London, Leonard Lapinsohn. Charles Mintz, Robert Levenson. 

Absentees: Edwin J. Powell, Allen J. Rosenberg. 

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JULIUS MINTZ Corresponding Secretary 

MARVIN S. GREENBERG Recording Secretary 


Front Row (Lett to Right): F. Souder, W. Kase, ]. Edwards. Zeluii, G. Brady, T. Cietella, D. Fortnei, R. Heck, /. Hiss, 

/. Duey, Dr. Snyder, A. Barreiro, W. Brobyn, C. McCutcheon, H. Jacobs, K. Fisher, F. Naegle. 

1. McNeil. Members Not Present: M. Brignola, A. Freed, M. Manda- 

Back Row (Lett to Right): D. Bratt, D. Young, R. Green, F. rino, H. Matthews, B. Warren. 

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JOHN O. DUEY President 


FRANK SOUDER Secretary and Treasurer 


First Row (Lett to Right): E. Parker, ]. Parriser, V. Ham- G. Jehl, R. Dietrich, P. Cressman, R. Heck, R. Phillips, R. 

mond, R. Drewery, Dr. G. Boericke, P. Minck, I. Lichtenstein, Green, ]. G. Torney. 

A. Castagna, }. Gambescia. Third Row (Lett to Right): R. Coye, ]. Pickering, D. Fortner, 

Second Row (Lett to Right): ]. Scornavacchi, R. Hathaway, M. Mandarino, E. Davis, H. Marucci. 

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PETER MINCK Secretary-Treasurer 





The Boericke Therapeutic Society was organized in 1936 
with the purpose of further evaluation of the systems of ther- 
apeusis outside of the didactic lectures and clinical material 
afforded by the college and hospital. 

For the attainment of this purpose several methods are 
employed. A guest speaker may be invited to the monthly 
dinner meetings and an after-dinner presentation made of a 
subject. Again one of the members may be chosen to present 
an epitome of a subject of current interest and a guest speaker 
is invited who elaborates upon the subject and gives many 
interesting sidelights. The third, and usually the most appreci- 
ated, method is to have Dr. Garth W. Boericke amble into the 
myriad of by-paths of medical knowledge with which he is so 
extemporaneously and fluently familiar while the boys pick 
up the proverbial "nuggets of wisdom" which come so fast 
and furious at times that the boys are more than a little flab- 
bergasted. This amazing faculty has earned for Dr. Boericke 
the name of "Nugget King." 

Some twenty members are chosen each year from the 
Junior class upon formal application. This consists of a paper 
written on any phase of therapeutics. The paper is then ex- 
amined by the members of the society, the student questioned, 
and a motion for admission or rejection is passed by the entire 

The big night of the year is sponsor-night. On this night 
Dr. Boericke invites the society out to his home for the last 
meeting of the year. Plenty of food and beer and what have 
you passes around and this is capped by the presentation of 
keys and diplomas, and Dr. Boericke giving us the dos and 
don'ts and general low-down on private practice. 


First Row (Seated from Lett to Right): Luis ]. Torres-Oliver, 
Andres A. Acosta-Acosta, Manuel F. Alsina, jr., Luisa M. 
Gonzalez Quinones, Ruben Seda Morales, Julio Medina 

From Lett to Right (Standing): Jose M. Berio-Suarez, Raiael 
Arsuaga, Edward Rietkhol-Villodas, Pedro Santiago-Ortiz, 
Edmundo Castillo-Amy, Guillermo Armaiz. 
Absent: Dr. William Y. Lee, Advisor. 

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WILLIAM Y. LEE Conse/ero 

MANUEL F. ALSINA, JR Presidente 

A. ACOSTA-ACOSTA Vice-Presidente 




' Vocales 



Front Row: Julio Medina DeCiuz, Paul Cressman, Thomas 
D'Auria, John Shuttleworth, Peter Minck, Edgar Davis, 
Robert Coye, John Duey, Nicholas Calvanese. Second Row 
(Lett to Right): Theodore Ballien, Richard Ellis, George 
Thomas, John McNeill, Wm. Jehl, Wm. Duncan, Harry Ma- 

kel, Wm. Elwell, Vincent Hammond. Third Row (Lett to 

Right): Francis Souder, Charles Kistler, Rolte Heck, Wm. 


Members Not in Picture: Vernon Corder, Robert Green, 

Fredrick McCarty. 

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We wish to pay tribute to Lt. Comd'r Russel Fisher, Spon- 
sor of the society, who is on active duty, and to Dr. Favorite, 
who has taken charge of the society in his absence. 






Bottom Row (Lett to Right): ]ulio Medina de Cruz, Richard 
N. Eckroth, Lucy La Salvia, Dr. Hunter Cook, Robert B. 
Dorsen, Dr. Roland Ricketts, Jesse Edwards, Alfred O 
Boettger, Kenneth Michaile. 

Top Row (Lett to Right): Edwin J. Powell, Rex Dauphin, 
Benjamin Musser, John Hartman, John Broman, Theodore 
Ballien, Joseph Samolis, John Campbell Floyd Seager. 

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Seated (Lett to Right): Edward Putkoski. Carl Truter, Rob- 
ert Drewery, Jess Edward, Albert Cooper, Vincent Ham- 
mond, Americo Barreiro, H. John Witman, Ralph Phillips. 

Standing (Lett to Right): David Bentord, Jr., Richard Stone, 

William Jetiers, Robert Greene, Rolte Heck, Thomas 


Those Absent: Alfred De Vito. 

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VINCENT G. HAMMOND Vice-President 

JESS EDWARD Secretary and Treasurer 


First Row (Leit to Right): Ingersol, Alsina, Neimera, Eck- Third Row (Lett to Right): Scudese, Yamula, Zaydan, Cal- 

roth, Parker, Whitman, Casey, Musser, Kara. vanese, Gambone. 

Second Row (Lett to Right): Groth, Phillipi, Jr., Cook, Ed Absent: Gambescia, Merk, Troyan, Derrico, Hathaway, 

wards, Barrario, Samolis, Castagna, Marrucci. Wagner, Bentord, Hobbs, Ryan, Sommer. 

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JULES DAY Vice-President 

JOHN WHITMAN Secretary-Treasurer 


Firs* flow (Lett to Right): N. Derrico, /. Whitman, P. Minck, Second Row: A. Cooper, T. Zaydon, A. Cohen, D. Forfner, 
H. Marucci, L. Lane, M.D., C. McCutcheon, W. Kase, B. Wm. Biobyn, ]. Shuttleworth, W. Truter, R. Levis, H. 
Calesnick, J. Chepko. Troyan, R. Drewery, F. Souder. (Absent: ]. Kane.) 

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LOWELL L. LANE, M.D Sponsor 


HORACE D. MARUCCI Secretary-Treasurer 










Officers Ex-Officio 

Seniors: Juniors: 

L. M. Gonzales Jos. Scornavacchi 

A. F. Cooper E. Labowskie 

Sophomores: Freshmen: 

Samuel Scalia Jos. Tomoshefski 

Viola Weslock Henry Glah 





Agnone, Eugene John 
Alsina, Manuel F., Jr. 
Anderko, Frank Thomas 
Baddour, Richard Albert 
Barreiro, Americo L. 
Berio-Suarez, Jose Maria 
Brzoza, Joseph J. F. 
Calvanese, Nicholas A. 
Castagna, Armand 
Cooper, Albert Francis 
D'Auria, Thomas Mario 
De Cruz, Julio Medina 
Derrico, Nicholas Angelo 
De Vito, Alfred Thomas 
Dirr, John Paul 
Esgro, Philip 
Fedullo, Anthony Joseph 
Galamaga, Peter 
Gambescia, Joseph M. D. 
Gambone, Victor E. 
Gleason, Edwin Arthur 
Gonzalez-Quinones, Luisa 
Griifin, John Alexander 
Guito, Francis James 
Ingersoll, Charles 
Kane, James Aloysius 
Kasinskas, William A. 
Kemezis, Vito John 
Leedom, John Francis, Jr. 
Levis, William Russell, Jr. 
Maniglia, Angelo John 
Martucci, John James 
Marucci, Horace Daniel 
McDonald, John Joseph 
Migliori, Angelo John 
Milkie, Frederick 
Niemiera, Alexander K. 
Onoraro, Anna Theresa 
Prunetti, Carmen Anthony 
Raffa, Joseph Leo 
Rozanski, Stanley John 
Salines, Dominic 
Samolis, Joseph George 
Scudese, Alphonse Vincent 
Torres-Oliver, Luis Jose 
Yamula, Stanley Joseph 
Zaydon, Thomas John 
Arnold, Raymond Charles 
Arsuaga, Rafeal Enrique 
Aymar, Dorothy 
Brignola, Michael Peter 
Burak, Robert Francis 

Capobianco, Frank Michael 
Caporale, Catherine J. 
Colombo, Thomas Michael 
Conwell, Quentin R. 
Cozzarelli, James Joseph 
Cretella, Thomas Serafino 
Dugan, Robert Rutherford 
Duncan, William S. 
Elwell, Wm. Joseph 
Erba, Salvatore Michael 
Fornasier, Mario Eugene 
Freed, Albert Sargent, Jr. 
Gettings, Thomas Herman 
Giannini, Margaret Joan 
Giocondo, Jean Angela 
Grancey, Robert John 
Greco, Joseph Francis 
Greene, Robert Francis 
Hickey, Joseph Paul 
Higgins, Donald Jack 
Jaksch, Mary Gloria 
Kutz, Eugene Robert 
Labowskie, Eugene Melvin 
La Salvia, Lucy Anne 
Mandarino, Michael P. 
Manno, Bruno Vincent 
Masucci, Elmo F. R. 
Mathews, Hugh T. J., Jr. 
McCarty, Frederick H. 
Morgenbesser, Lawrence J. 
Planer, Charles Kirby 
Scornavacchi, Joseph M. 
Squillace, Joseph C. 
Turner, Joseph Ellis, Jr. 
Visalli, Joseph Anthony 
Boykiw, Jaroslav Alexis 
Brady, George Michael 
Bucciarelli, Vincent A. 
Consolo, Salvatore A. 
Cooper, Helen Claire 
Curcio, Michael 
Curry, Joseph Lawrence 
D'Allessandro, G. Louis 
Di Medio, Mary Thomas 
Finley, John Robert 
Giknis, Albert Blaise 
Gleeson, John W. J. 
Hayes, James Clarke Paul 
Holfelner, Edward Daniel 
Jacobs, Herbert Jerome 
Jasionowski, Edward A. 
Koehmstedt, John P. L. 

Kuhn, Richard E. A. 
Maniglia, Rosario 
McDonnell, James Michael 
Mekanik, Edward August 
Melody, John Dominic Leo 
O'Shea, John Joseph 
Reardon, Joseph Peter 
Riefkohl, Frank Edward 
Socket, Peter Joseph 
Sakson, John Andrew 
Sarno, John Andrew 
Scalia, Samuel Peter 
Seda-Morales, Ruben 
Sivulich, Michael 
Szczepaniak, Joseph John 
Tornetta, Frank Joseph 
Vollmer, Paul Joseph 
Weslock, Viola Dorothea 
Alosi, John A. 
Amy, Edmunco C. 
Bax, Massino A. 
Calabrese, Angelo 
Cappuccio, Matthew 
Capute, John A. 
Cummings, Edward C. 
Curran, John 
Cytowic, Edmund R. 
Dandrea, Peter P. 
Daurelle, George P. 
Dolphin, John M. 
Donaldy, Wm. D. 
Eichelmann, Henry C. 

Furey, Jos. A. 
Garcia, Guiellemo R. A. 
Gerent, Walter P. 
Glah, Henry 
Gaary, Alvin E. 
Henry, Francis P. 
Higgins, Jos. V. 
Holland, John W. 
Kennedy, John J. 
Klimevich, Gabriel 
Liberi, Ercole 
McDonald, George B. 
McGeary, Jos. D. 
Nowinski, Thaddeus S. 
Nowak, Emil P. 
O'Connor, Thomas 
Pakonis, Vito F. 
Reese, Jos. E. 
Reese, Edward 
Reilly, Walter M. 
Reilly, William D. 
Robbins, Anne 
Samaha, Charles G. 
Seiler, Francis 
Shea, Thomas P. 
Shevlin, Thomas 
Simon, Nicholas A. 
Szal, Joseph J. 
Tomashefski, Joseph F. 
Wells, Hugh A. 
Wesolowski, Louis A. 
Whalen, Robert 
Zukel, William J. 

Rev. James C. McErlane 


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First flow (Left to Right): Gambescia, Groth, Souder, Mac- Second flow (Lett to Right): Calesnick, Engel, Boyd, Mus- 
Cutcheon, Dr. Hepburn, La Salvia, Spielman, Kara, Cohen. ser, Reed, Heck, Make), McNeil, Marucci. 

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]. R. McNEIL Vice-President 


DR. JOSEPH HEPBURN Faculty Advisor 


Lett to Right: Gent Kutz, Edward Weisman, Guy Sewell, 
John Hiss, Richard Foulk, "Witt" Martyn, Dr. Ricketts. 

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DR. R. RICKETTS Faculty Advisor 

"WIFF" MARTYN Director 

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Firsf Row (Leff /o Right): Hammond, Prunetti, Minck, Mig- Second Row ILeit to Right): Nagle, Scornavacchi. Flink- 
liori, Dr. Newlin Paxson, Parker, Drewery, Fortner. man, Kane, Levis, Leedom, McCutcheon, Cressman. 
Michaile. Absent: A. Siegle, Rosenberg, Kunan. 

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FRANK NAGLE Vice-President 

ANGELO MIGLIORI Secretary-Treasurer 


First Row (Lett to Rightl: Castagna, Mason, Gleason, Mus- 
ser, Graub, Dr. Phillips, Gambescia, Troyan, Weinberg, 
Marucci, Fine. Second Row: Campbell, Block, Masucci, 
Melody, Spielman, Tesman, Van Dyke, Broman, Milanick, 
Young, Caporale, Hiss, Weslock, Greco Shapiro, Barrist, 

Mandel, Phillips, Steinberg. Third Row: Capuccio, Bradlow, 
Kurz, Johnson, Hoegerman, Ayres, Bortin, Weisman, ZeloU, 
Mintz. Absent are: Capobianco, Brignola, Colombo, Dau- 
phin, Doncaster, Greenberg, Labowskie, Lapinsohn, Mintz. 

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"The "sine que non' of all medical science is a proper, a 
full, a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the human 



M. GRAUB Chairman 

JOS. GAMBESCIA Vice-Chairman 

B. MUSSER Secretary 


Board of Governors 



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Second Row (Lett to Right): Joseph M. Gambescia, George 
Groth, Milton Graub, Charles McCutcheon, Paul Cressman. 
John Dirr, Alexander Niemiera, Victor E. Gambone. 
First Row (Lett to Right): Vincent Scudese, Julius Chepko, 
Peter Minck, Edgar Davis, Pres.; John Redman, M.D., Spon- 

sor; Thomas D'Auria, Harry Makel, Vice-Pres.; Charles 

Ingersoll, Jules deCruz. 

Not Present: John Shuttleworth, Francis Souder, Thomas 


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EDGAR DAVIS President 

THOMAS D'AURIA Secretary-Treasurer 



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Fron( Row: /. F. Leedom, /. Storer, C. W. Brobyn, W. C 
Engel, Dr. S. P. Reimann, A. L. Barreiro, D. W. Metcall, 
R. D. Coye, /. O. Duey. 

Second Row: A. H. Svedberg, L. E. Fettig, H. Hoegerman, 
H. Kistlei, /. P. L. Koehmstedt, J. E. Turner, P. Pennypacker, 

R. M. Steinhilbet, E. E. Trout, N. A. Kazanjian, E. J. Ward. 
E. L. Keeter. 

Absent: R. G. Blood. P. Mick. Wm. Pigozzo, W. /. Elwell, 
E. M. Labowskie. 



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WALTER C. ENGEL Vice-President 

D. W. METCALF Secretary-Treasurer 


First Row (Left to Right): Kane, Cooper, Evans, Davis, Dr. 
William Martin, Yamula, Martucci, Minck, Gambescia. 

Second Row (Lett to Right): De Cruz, Marucci, Flinkman. 
Drewery, Derrico, Levis, Weinberg, Engel, De Antonio, 
Niemera, Parker. 

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EDGAR C. DAVIS Secretary-Treasurer 

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Front Row (Lett to Right): L. LaSalvia, W. Marty n, /. O. Standing (Lett to Right!: ]. Tomlinson, E. E. Trout, G. W. 
Duey, C. W, Brobyn, ]. P. Dirr, D. £. Fortnet. Deitz, L. Torres-Oliver. 

Absent: T. Cretella. 

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Scranton, Pa. B.S., University of Scranton, '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Anything but a speed demon, "Gene" works slowly but methodically, taking on 
one task at a time and conscientiously completing it. This plan has stood him in 
good stead and in the future guarantees his success. 

He has a marvelous sense of humor, swell guy to tell jokes to — he roars at all 
your stories and doesn't insist on telling his. 

All of us will remember Gene for his good naturedness, his characteristic laugh 
and his broad, beaming smile. He is game for anything that is within reason. To 
meet him was to like him. "A grand guy" would be a modest tribute. 


Ponce, Puerto Rico. B.S., Villanova, '41 

Spanish Club; Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Manny is the greatest exponent of the Conga and the Romantic Bolero to hit 
Hahnemann in two generations. But his hard work and indestructible good humor, 
not his dancing, have won him the friendship and respect of all his fellow 

Into the reaches of recorded time will go the tale of his freshman anatomy oral. 
After Manny's fifteen minute dissertation on the anatomy and histology of the entire 
buccal cavity, the examiner, who had asked for a description of the vestibule of the 
mouth, repeated in an icy tone: "Now, my dear doctor, will you please describe 
the vestibule of the mouth?" 

Those Saturday night runabouts and those famous parties in the Bohio with the 
rest of the Puerto Rican gang will be soon over. He is not only getting an M.D., he 
is getting a wife, and Hahnemann gets him as an interne. 

FRANK T. ANDERKO "Andy," "Shorty" 

Reading, Pa. A.B., Temple U., '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club; Softball 3 and 4. Internship: St. Joseph's Hospital, 

Reading, Pa. 

Reliable as the Rock of Ages, a dancer extraordinary, the life of any party — 
that's "Anderko of Reading, Pennsylvania." And he didn't write this himself. To a 
casserole of sincerity, put light heart edness and tenacity; a highly facile and re- 
ceptive mind; cover lightly with a ready smile; garnish with a good joke; and you 
have a delicious point-saving meal called Anderko. 

Perhaps the thing we, his classmates, will remember best is his suave bedside 
air, which in clinics won instant confidence of man, woman, and child alike. In 
medical dispensary, he spared no effort in arriving at the provisional diagnosis of 
each case. His patent interest in the patient at hand, his painstaking and intuitive 
approach to each medical problem served as a model for all. 

One thing is certain. Whether he becomes a general practitioner, a specialist, 
or part of the medical armed forces, his continual good cheer and outstanding 
medical abilities will bring him respect and friendship wherever he goes. 

A.B., Univ. of North Carolina, '39 


Long Beach, N. Y. 
Internship: Medical Center, Jersey City, N. J. 

Men, such as Dick, cannot be described in a paragraph or a page. The grand- 
son of two eminent physicians, the brother of a physician, the son of a physician, 
Dick regarded his medical studies at Hahnemann very seriously. 

Conscientious and considerate of others when he first came to Hahnemann, 
Dick avoided the machinations of honor seekers and student politicians and main- 
tained to the end of his course the same unaffected quiet dignity which character- 
ized him at first. 

Those, who knew Dick only as a classmate, will remember his unoffending quiet 
manner, his slow gait with the long steps, his peculiar cackling laughter when he 
was pleased, and his loyal, original and logical arguments for homeopathy and 

Those fortunate enough to have gained his personal friendship during the 
medical course will remember him as one gifted with a rare patience, a keen judg- 
ment, and an understanding heart. 


Hanford, Calif. A.B., Univ. of California, '41 

Jr. Class Officer; Medic Staff (3); President Student Institute; CO of Navy; Reimann 
One; Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club; Aesculapian; Craig Gyn; Hollis Oto- 
laryngology. Internship: Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Horace Greeley said, "Go West," so Al came East and we wonder how he ever 
managed to tear himself away from California, the garden spot of the world, to 
hear him tell it. There is rumor that his tuition is being paid by the California 
Chamber of Commerce, but it's unconfirmed. He arrived in Philadelphia with a few 
crumbs of knowledge gathered at U. of C. and a little black book with enough ad- 
dresses to keep an average man happy into middle age bachelorhood. Wherever 
Al went. West Jersey, Allentown, or right at home in the G.I. dispensary, the female 
heart went a little bit faster, and increased its output and efficiency. For a woman 
patient, there's no better pyretic in the N.N.F. pharmacopoea. 

Al was elected to the highest office at Hahnemann, President of the Student 
Council. He ruled it well and wisely. But he will be remembered longest for those 
knock-down drag-out discussions on what uniforms the navy boys were to wear for 
their Medic picture. 

His keen mind and ready wit should take him far in the practice of medicine. 



Santurce, Puerto Rico. B.S., U. of Puerto Rico, '38 

Spanish Club. Internship: Presbyterian Hospital, San Juan, P. R. 

From down under, where warm breezes bathe a beautiful isle, came a fellow 
burning with an insatiable desire to become an M.D. Joe, as he is known to his 
American good neighbors, arrived in this country with a background of three years 
of teaching Chemistry and Physics at the University of Puerto Rico, a beautiful 
wife, and an heir. 

Berio, Alsina and Torres-Oliver, always in this same order, and in the third 
row in every class for four years, made a happy trio. Joe always kept his friends 
posted on events before they occurred. If you wanted to know where a class was 
being held — you just saw Joe. 

He is the second member of the Berio family to graduate from our institution. 
His brother, Paco, received his M.D. degree in 1940 and he, besides taking care of 
a successful practice, has been serving as mentor, confidant, and inspiration to Joe 
ever since. 

Joe has spent many sleepless nights wondering when he will be back in 
Puerto Rico, dreaming of the idyllic weather there, and hoping never to see fog- 
bound, ice-ridden Philadelphia outside of a nightmare again. When he goes we will 
miss him. "El Conado Presbyterian Hospital" in San Juan is the selected place of 


Western Reserve U. 


Rocky River, Ohio. 
Internship: Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 

A congenial smile for everyone and not a worry in the world — that's the typical 
impression of our jovial and carefree Tom Berry. Tom has his serious moments, as 
some of his closest friends will relate. Although some may be of the opinion that 
his favorite pastime is bamboozling a few free games on Maxie's pin ball machine, 
this curly-headed senior will vouch that his greatest delight in life is to sit back in 
a comfortable soft chair and enjoy a good bull session. 

Tom never had much love nor time for examinations. He would frequently 
astound us by finishing his quizzes with remarkable speed, get up and leave the 
room early. It once caused a professor to remark, "I couldn't write the questions 
that fast." 

Huron Road Hospital will be Tom's next stopping post after G-Day. The Buck- 
eye State is in line for a good M.D. 


Philadelphia, Pa. B.S., Dickinson Coll., '41 

Boericke Therapeutic; Orchestra. Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 
The slow type; often seen easing in and out of strange places; never without a 
woman; seldom a place without a bar; rarely without that Lincoln Zephyr. Karl is 
the type that grows on you day by day until he becomes a true friend. 

"Skinny" has taken the first two sections of the national board exams. This son 
of a great father's greatest interest lies in Pharmocology and in getting fat. It is 
hard to talk about "Blondie," for he is always wrapped up in himself, weighing the 
problems for the night. His humanism and integrity have taught us the great lesson 
that if you're right and sincere you need not fear. 


Philadelphia, Pa. B.S., Penn State '41 

Reimann One; Phi Upsilon Rho; Photographic Ed. Medic. Internship: Episcopal Hos- 
pital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

In the class of '44, Raymond G. Blood has quietly taken his place as a good 
fellow and an industrious student. Although serious in his work and responsibilities, 
Ray is always in a cheerful mood and possesses a keen sense of humor. Ray is 
one of the few who can study medicine and still have time for other fields of knowl- 
edge and other pursuits. His broad-minded outlook elevates him from the class cf 
"little narrow-minded men" of which the world has so many. 

The class will remember him as the boy with the camera whose brilliant flash 
of light startled many a professor and awoke many a student. We can still see 
him walking around the school and hospital, encumbered with a bewildering array 
of photographic apparatus, seeking to photograph some unusual scene or sleeping 

For his internship Ray has chosen the Episcopal Hospital of Philadelphia. As a 
result of three years of close association with Raymond G. Blood, those of us who 
expect to practice in or near Philadelphia in the future, look forward to a long and 
pleasant acquaintance with Dr. Raymond G. Blood, Jr. 


Hamden, Conn. Univ. of Alabama 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Glee Club. Internship: Homeopathic Hospital of Rhode Island, 

Providence, R. I. 

Big Red, the mainstay of the Glee Club, the pillar of the Rho's, doesn't seem 
to be noticed by many, but whenever we see his red hair we know that class will 
start. It is like a beacon. It is through the greater efforts of Red that the Glee Club 
is as good as it is. It was his job to get members to come to rehearsals. Obviously 
he was successful. 

Red was married in his junior year and seems to thrive on it. Always happy, 
rarely any chips on his shoulder, he is a complete man, ready to carry on the tra- 
ditions of good medicine. 

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PAUL F. BOYD "Paul," "Boyd" 

Wilmington, Ohio B.S., Wilmington Coll. '41 

Medical Science. Internship: Huron Road Hospital, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

With a B.S. from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, his home town, this 
tall, quiet golden boy slipped unobstrusively into the Freshman class at Hahne- 
mann. In the rush and madness that accompanied first year studies he went largely 
unnoticed, so quiet was his demesne. It was not long before his forthright manner 
of speech and earnest application to his work brought him to the attention of his 
classmates who took him right to heart. 

His favorite topic of conversation is "My uncle in Cleveland who — " but he also 
talks on badminton, football, dancing, photography, and Superman. He likes his girls 
tall, exotic, and college bred, preferably from a fine family. His dates, however, were 
well spaced since his chief interest is medicine with accent on Urology. 

Because of his close association wi!h the boys from the land of sunshine and 
oranges, he has frequently been taken for a Californian. However, this loyal Buckeye 
seems to have held up remarkably under the barrage of western propaganda. 

ROBERT S. BOYER "Bob," "Champ" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penna. '41 

Soft Ball; Tennis. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Here is a man who hates to be hurried or worried. I doubt if any of us have 
seen "The Ace" flustered over anything. Come exams; come vacations; come girls; 
comes "the Champ" looking for Pool — again. Bob comes from the University of Penn., 
where his participation in sports has been carried on through his years at Hahne- 
mann. He was the mainstay of the tennis team; the terror of the soft ball field; 
the bulwark on the basketball court; and an apple-getter on the pool-table. Bob has 
brought many picturesque phrases from his alma mater and here is one befitting 
Bob — "He's a character." 

CHARLES W. BROBYN "Willie," "Dimples" 

Philadelphia, Pa. Temple U. 

Lane Med.; Phi Upsilon Rho; Aesculapian; Reimann One; Chairman B. and G. Com- 
mittee; Interfraternity Council; Medic Staff 2. Internship: Abington Memorial 
Hospital, Abington, Pa. 

This likeable chap first saw light on December 30, 1919, in Philadelphia. He 
caused such a commotion on arrival that his parents thought at first it was Orson 
Welles. It wasn't so much Willie, but those big dimples that the grandmothers of the 
neighborhood fussed over. At present he is unmarried, but this is purely temporary, 
as there is a certain blonde sporting a diamond on the fatal finger. 

At Hahnemann this solicitous lad won the respect of those who met him for his 
industry and effort. During his Freshman year he was an inconspicuous and consci- 
entious student projecting slides for his former Sunday School instructor. Before the 
first semester had terminated, Willie found himself as well as his classmates in a 
Nation at war. Not to be outdone, he quickly applied for and was the first to obtain 
a commission in the Navy reserve. 

Besides establishing and maintaining an excellent scholastic record, Willie found 
time to make friends and to take part in many school activities. 

JOSEPH J. F. BRZOZA "Joe," "Tito," "Broz" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple U. '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club. Internship: Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, Del. 
I like to spread good will everywhere, so I thought I'd point out for your benefit, 
at least one true man. Handsome in a dynamic sort of way, everyone likes him 
because he's real. He never gets angry except when irked by some practical joker; 
always ready to tell a joke that you have probably missed; always willing to check 
your notes against his; always willing to go to any social event if girls will be there; 
always willing to let you compare your figure to his to let you see how near perfect 
you are; always willing to be led by you if it will profit him. Joe is almost a myth 
at school. A politician who never ran for an office, an actor who never puts on. 
"He," as Bob Boyer says, "is terrific." 

Joe is a strict advocate of practical medicine, always willing to watch an ex- 
perienced doctor rather than try to do something he has not mastered. Joe bears 
watching and Wilmington's poor health system seems to be in for some revising. 


Philadelphia, Pa. B.S., St. Joseph's Coll. '38; A.M., Temple U. '41 

Medical Science; Lane Medical; Medic Staff; Phi Delta Epsilon. Internship: Philadel- 
phia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ben came to Hahnemann with a B.S. from St. Josephs, an M.S. from Temple, 
and a year of research under the guidance of our own Dr. Beutner, under whose 
auspices Ben has published many articles on the pharmacological properties of the 
various local anesthetic drugs. It was the knowledge gained in that year that made 
Ben the "answer man" for the pharmacology course, and we remember well his 
fair but strict grading of our pharmacology lab. reports. 

At medical conventions Ben was always seen with a host of classmates who 
were obviously envious of his talents, arguing with representatives of the drug 
houses about their pharmaceutical issues. Legend has it that he almost talked a 
detail man out of an iron lung; or into one. 

Ben's affability and winning personality have made for him many friends who 
whole-heartedly admire his tenacity and drive, his boundless quest for knowledge, 
his unhesitating assistance to whoever was in need of scholastic aid, his great 
sense of humor, or his deep belly laugh. 



New Castle, Pa. B.S., Geneva Coll. '37; Litt. M. Univ. of Pitt. '40 

Interfraternity Council (President); Lambda Phi Mu; Fisher Pathologic; Medic 
Staff; Sports Director. Internship: The Western Pa. Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Some men are born great; others have greatness thrust upon them, and the 
rest have to achieve greatness. Lest us take Nick for example. He will have to achieve 
greatness. Why? I will let you decide. He came from a small town and immediately 
adjusted himself to the big town. He had the ability to make and hold friends; 
sometimes making adverse factions work harmoniously. This he has done by form- 
ing the Interfraternity Council and bringing the warring Frats together for their 
mutual benefit. This ability to work with people is not his greatest asset; his sin- 
cerity in any task he assumes, his honesty to himself, his knowledge of his capabili- 
ties and his personal decorum seem to stamp him as a candidate for greatness. Of 
course all great men are human, and Nick fits this bill, in his love for a party; 
his occasional cigar and glass of beer, a frequent gripe about the Army, and his 
interest in the opposite sex. You see he has what it takes and it won't be long 
before we hear of this true son of Hahnemann. 

ARMAND CASTAGNA "Arm," "Cas," "Stang" 

Philadelphia, Pa. B.S.,Villanova '41 

Boericke Therapeutic; Pi Upsilon Rho; Hollis; Newman Club; Treasurer Class (4); 
Medic Staff (4). Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 
A characteristic explosive outburst of laughter rocks the class room followed by 
a reverberation of mirthful chuckles as classmates respond to "Stang's" genuine 
jocularity. "Cas" hails from Villanova with a B.S. in Biology. His great hulk would 
have been a valuable adjunct to any team had not Mr. and Mrs. Stang stymied 
his athletic proclivities. Belying his physical stature, "Cas" is calm and retiring 
unless unnecessarily irritated by mental or physical torments. A member of the 
classic triumvirate, Castagna, Marucci and Gambescia, he became ripe for plucking 
last December and settled down to a life of domestic bliss with the former Mary 
Saccomandi, a most charming lady. Armand turned financier extraordinary when 
he capably collected the dues 100 per cent from the class in the capacity of treas- 
urer. Next to medicine his chief interest with Brzoza and Calvanese is getting the 
money-ball in the side pocket. 


Greensburg, Pa. B.S., Univ. of Pitt. '39 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club. Internship: Community General Hospital, Reading, Pa. 

Jules, or "Chep", as we sometimes called him, was one of the quietest stu- 
dents of our class; yet he was always one of the most approachable. 

Sincere in his friendships, quiet, modest, and practical in his relations with 
the members of the class, Jules slowly but steadily gained the esteem of those 
who knew him. 

The trials over which this man triumphed in order to study medicine and ob- 
tain a degree from Hahnemann were known only by a few. Yet one may wonder 
how many of his classmates, even among the certain number who took pleasure 
in his discomfort, could have succeeded if they had themselves been similarly tested. 

Jules will be a fine physician, one of whom Hahnemann in time will be proud. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '39 

Phi Delta Epsilon; Medic; Medical Science. Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

It is not easy to describe good men. Adjectives are not sufficient, and unless 
one writes at length, an otherwise earnest description will be thought platitudinous 
by those unacquainted with the man. 

Al worked quietly among us during his medical course. Serious in purpose, un- 
selfish and cooperative in his method, soft-spoken and undemanding in his manner, 
our regard for him and respect for his ability and judgment steadily increased as 
time went on. 

Al was one of the very few who was at the end of the medical course as un- 
assuming and approachable as at the beginning. His dignity was not affected. 
His knowledge was not pedantically displayed. He imposed his opinions upon no 
one. Successful in his studies, he had no envy of his classmates' success and never 
was heard to utter a word designed to belittle or embarrass. 


Follcmshee, W. Va. A.B., West Virginia Univ. '42; B.S., West Virginia '43 

Hollis Society. Internship: South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Out of the hills of West Virginia, in a cloud of Rum and Maple smoke and with 
a jug of corn squeezin's under his arm, F. William Cook transferred to Hahnemann 
to complete his medical studies. It was almost a week before the class noticed this 
quiet, diligent, wavy-haired stranger, sitting in the fourth row, carefully taking 
notes and vainly trying to explain that not all West Virginians are shoeless and 
carry feudin' rifles. 

Bill took his pre-medical training and pre-clinical work at West Virginia Uni- 
versity where "Montani Semper Liberi". When asked about his southern accent, he 
claims that he left it home. While in college, he played saxophone in the R.O.T.C. 
band, took a couple of years of military training and did tumbling and bar work 
as a member of the gym team. 

During his senior year in medical school, this mountaineer became a Junior 
intern at Roxborough Memorial Hospital where he amazed the nurses with his im- 
perturbability and skill, in the delivery room and accident ward. It was here, too, 
that he became acquainted with ambulance rides and some of the thrilling experi- 
ences that can occur in the early hours of the morning. 



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until a few days before the first Path exam, the 
morning of which found us assembled in our 
labs (the farthest we'd been from a bathroom 
in two hours) biting our fingernails down to the 
elbow. Leonard, like the keeper of the book of 
Doomsday, scrawled the numbers on the black- 
board that sealed our fate. Those who drew Dr. 
Sappington were carried gently downstairs and 
laid outside his office. 

An oral with Dr. Barthmaier was a gala event. 
Five or six gathered in a room while he pro- 
ceeded to call everybody by the wrong name, 
ask questions Boyd himself would have to look 
up, and give your mark to somebody else. With 
excruciating logic he passed everybody from 
his own lab and let the others forage for them- 

Dr. Fisher, that prince of pathologists, lectured 
to a packed house. His lectures were so good 
in fact that one day a radio station sent in a 
recording apparatus to put his voice on records. 
Rumor has it that he is now a Lt. Commander in 
the Navy but we personally believe that he has 
given up medicine for a more profitable career 
on stage, screen and radio. 

In addition to Pathology, the first half year was 
primarily concerned with G.O.F. on Bacteriology. 
On Mondays he carefully explained the Ehrlich 
Side Chain theory and the difference between 
agglutinin, agglutinogen, agglutinogenigen, ag- 
glugenotin, agglu — well, at least we thought he 
did. In lab we gram stained everything from 
grape-like clusters of Staphlocooccus Aureus to 
grape-like clusters of ourselves, and at 3:55 
we stuffed everything into the incubators in- 
cluding our lab partners and ran like hell. From 
time to time Weinberg or Baddour would in- 
oculate a rabbit which would die before it 
had proved anything, but the year passed. 

Somewhere out of those Tuesday and Thurs- 
day postprandial stupors known as Pharmacol- 
ogy comes to mind that genial German aristo- 
crat, Dr. Reinhard Beutner. Obviously born with 
a nice appreciation for class distinction, he put 
the "C" students in the front of the room, the "A" 
students in the back of the room and, with a 
teutonic flair for symmetry, the girls in the mid- 
dle. The latter as a result, bore the main brunt 
of the barrage that went up when Dr. Beutner 
turned his back to write on the board. Airplanes 
and shoes from the back of the class, spitballs 
and chalk from the front, all landed alike in the 
middle. At times before the beginning of the 

hour, the air was dark with the passage of 

Chief among the features of this course was 
the opportunity to smell and, if you liked, taste 
most of USP XII. Confusion reigned supreme as 
bottles passed up and down the rows accom- 
panied with cries of disgust and delight as each 
drug was uncorked and inhaled. Somewhere in 
the middle of it all Dr. Beutner would shatter 
his pointer on the desk and shout, "Szilence! I 
giff you an hexam." And this would be immedi- 
ately followed by screams for "nuggets" and the 
class, dismissed in tumult, would belch out into 
the hall. 

The second half year of work had more variety 
if nothing else. Dr. Cook counted the food vacu- 
oles in Parameciums and Drewery counted the 
days until Christmas. Dr. Sylvis told of a bullet 
with which you are all familiar. Dr. Taggart re- 
ceived a five-minute ovation when he an- 
nounced that we were going over to the hos- 
pital to take a case history, Anderko's first and 
last. Dr. Mattern concentrated on balls in Tec- 
tums while Berry and Derrico concentrated on 
balls in side pockets. Dr. Viglione passed out 
notes with pictures of naked women in them to 
hold our interest and gave us a grade on our 
attendance record. Four honest individuals asked 
for "C's", and they'll get a swig in hell from 
Gunga Din. Dr. Seidel gave us a new word for 
wa ter— aqua distillate so Leedom and Mason 
decided to try some. And Dr. Frignito told us all 
about sex as if we didn't know. Ben Calesnick, 
nevertheless, took an awful lot of notes. 

The boil which came to a head at the end of 
March, was lanced by Dr. Sappington with a 
dull tool, and after two weeks' vacation we were 
Juniors. Did we say Juniors? Juniors.' 

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered state, 
This place of majesty, this seat of Mars, 

This happy breed of men, this little world 
This precious stone, this envy of less happier 

This blessed hope, this realm, this Junior year, 
was not what it was cracked up to be. 

If "the art of writing is the art of applying 
the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair," 
then the art of being a Junior is the art of bend- 
ing the elbow down at the Jungle while some 
pal answers roll for you. And then copying his 
notes later. All told, some thirty men from the 
improbable reaches of Philadelphia lectured us 
red white and gangrenous for seven hours a 
day, five days a week and, insult on injury, un- 
til one o'clock on Saturdays, a full hour after 


every other class, Boettger and Levis had gone 
home. The twelve to one hour on Saturday was 
so irritating that on one occasion only approxi- 
mately forty per cent of the class appeared. Dr. 
Geckeler shook a fractured femur at the empty 
room, turned on his heel and went out, drag- 
ging his movies behind him. Whereupon those 
righteous folk present shattered all precedent 
and took their own roll call. 

The Junior week began at nine on Mondays 
with Dr. Boericke in a pool of Hahnemann cock- 
tails lecturing on Homeopathy. His tests con- 
sisted of the modalities and indications for a box 
of twenty-five cent cigars. All the crib notes 
that got into those exams couldn't have been 
carried on the backs of two mules. 

Pelvic hypotonia and movable fixation, the 
cornerstones of the GYN department were laid 
like two great eggs every Tuesday morning. Dr. 
Craig with the precise enunciation of Paul Muni, 
Dr. Hessert in the tones of the late John Barry- 
more, both gave an actor's air to their subject. 
And they would have been far better off play- 
ing forty weeks on Broadway in "Charlie's 
Aunt" than spending forty weeks with the 
Hahnemann students in "Mabel's Vagina". 

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays were 
obstetrics days. Drs. Crowthers, Paxon and Laf- 
ferty took us through the birth canal so many 
times we felt like the Volga boatmen; Dr. Crow- 
thers with matter of fact precision, Dr. Paxon 
with gem-like phrases, and Dr. Lafferty with 
more cynicism than anybody since Voltaire. 
(And this is going to be the only MEDIC in 
history which doesn't drop a bomb on Dr. Laf- 

Dr. Hunter and Dr. Evans showed us which 
blade went in first and whether one grasped 
the near or far foot. Yamula and Zaydon being 
left handed never did get it straight. We may 
not know whether to pull up or down on an 
aftercoming head but just watch us on a three- 
cushion billiard shot. 

The week over at West Jersey — let's not go 
into that here. We've enough trouble without 
litigation for libel. Suffice to say if all the nurses 
at West Jersey and all the Hahnemann students 
were laid end to end we wouldn't be surprised. 

The opening of Garden State Park created a 
lot of enthusiasm among the railbirds. Carlo 
De Antonio missed his thirty-to-one shots; Chep- 
ko didn't. Milt Graub usually managed to make 
expenses. Nick Calvanese concluded that even 
school politics was more on the up and up. Al 
Rosenberg sent his sugar ration coupons to a 

horse named Aonbarr (the animal was so good 
to him.) 

Beside Garden State and Geckeler, Satur- 
days were variously occupied with Dr. Miley 
who was determined that we read Best and 
Taylor be it only during his exams. Dr. Ruth and 
his aviation minded associate, Dr. Tyler, man- 
aged to break away from their semi-closed sys- 
tems about three times a month to give us a lec- 
ture on anesthesia. The chief almost turned 
Brzoza into a McKesson gas machine one day 
for studying Dr. Lane's notes in class. And while 
we're on the subject of Dr. Lane let's all pause 
for a short hurrah. 

On the 25th of June the biggest rumor in our 
time proved to be fact and the Army boys 
marched off to New Cumberland and Meade. 
Some thought that being a part of the war effort 
was too good to be true. Lichtenstein and Cohen 
didn't believe it until they had peeled their two 
hundred and twenty-fifth potato. The interlude 
at camp might have been a pleasant holiday if 
it hadn't been punctuated with intervals of ditch 
digging, floor scrubbing and gastro-enteritis. 

Lt. Ware met the group from New Cumberland 
at the station and marched them back to school 
via Broad Street. The performance was so bad 
it became necessary to stop traffic that was 
proceeding in both directions. Executing a smart 
column left, the medics two abreast made their 
way through the hospital drive and into Room C 
without the loss of a man, least of all Lt. Ware. 

The Navy men soon were in uniform, too, but 
their only contact with the military life was the 
end of a needle of T. A. T. It might be well to 
stop here and state that Brobyn, a very swell 
guy, was in the Navy, a great organization. 
(Our share of the contract now fulfilled, C. W. B., 
we expect your check for the MEDIC by return 

It wasn't until Souder's lecture notes had filled 
two washbaskets that we realized it was time 
for mid-years. No wildest flight of prose could 
describe the process of taking twenty-five exams 
in ten days. Sleep was something you had read 
about or seen at the movies. Lunch was limited 
to one of Jake's fast sandwiches with plenty of 
"moostard". Those who never knew they could 
raise a beard couldn't find time to avoid one. 
Despite repeated pleas the Dies Committee 
would not investigate but, like even De Rivas' 
lectures, the two weeks finally came to an end, 
and proud in our new uniforms we beat it for 

The start of the second half year wasn't so 
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ALBERT F. COOPER "Al," "Coop" 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. B.S., Univ. of Scranton '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho (President); Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

This one will fool you. He looks quiet, unassuming, bashful. Hah! He's got a 
mind like a knife, a tongue like Bob Hope and a line that keeps them calling three 
months after he's forgotten their first name. And of all the people who have gone 
to medical school, none have ever taken examinations with more equanimity and 
aplomb. We lesser mortals rend the air and tear our hair when finals pop around 
while Al examines the current cinema bills and wonders if his average will be A 
plus or minus. 

This past year Al has become active in school politics and a general all around 
man. He is head of Pi Upsilon Rho, and as President of the Gynecology Society, spent 
most of his time tracking Dr. Craig from uterus to uterus in an effort to get him to 
appear at one of the meetings. 

A perennial smile, honest effort over three years, an intuitive approach to diag- 
nosis, a shining future — That's Cooper. 


Louisville, Ky. A.B., Drury Coll. '34 

Fisher Pathological; Medic Staff (4). Internship: Women's Homeopathic Hospital, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

If there ever was a person more determined to reach a goal, there was never 
one like Woody. He set his mind on a certain end and never let anything divert his 
energy from that end. First, he made up his mind to become a doctor, and through a 
murderous first and second year he worked doggedly. Then, when sure of his goal, 
he became human. The job, as Photographic Advisor to the Medic, was his naturally 
because Woody has worked most of his way through college and medical school in 
this field. Here again, his sights set, he defied the whole student institute and Navy 
personnel until he got his way. The funny thing about the whole thing is that Woody 
was right. We hope that in your work you will be just as successful. 


Pasadena, Calif. A.B., Univ. of California, Los Angeles '41 

Reimann One; Fisher Pathological; Boericke Therapeutic. Internship: Los Angeles 

County General Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Rolling into town behind a sage bush and a cloud of California dust — this west- 
ern Romeo dug into Philadelphia circles like an 1860 claimstaker. With a donkey, a 
gravel sieve, and a raven-haired wife, this passionate Pasadena lover roamed the 
streets of Philadelphia, making friends and gathering plenty of Medico nuggets for 
his return to the west. 

Instilled with a genuine interest in people — it was natural enough that people 
should be interested in him. With this asset and a keen mind "Pedro" set to work, 
discovering for himself the Art of medicine and the hallowed ground a doctor treads 
in service of his fellow man. Not one to cut his classes, this genial fellow appeared 
at every lecture, determined to get out of his schooling all that his accomplished 
professors could teach him. It was a familiar sight to see this "word for word" note- 
taker borrowing paper before every lecture and then scribble throughout the hour 
at a furious pace — and this pace continued even amidst the smelly, but healthy 
sweated aroma of room C during July and August. Whether Bob's choice be general 
practice, surgery, or the puzzling problems of persons with perverted minds, there is 
no doubt that this Soothsayer with his deft diagnostic ability and keen insight will 
conquer heights where the less ambitious fear to tread. 


Lewistown, Pa. B.S., Muhlenberg '40 

Paxson Obstetrical; Fisher Pathological; Boericke Therapeutic; Redman Pediatrics; 
Sub. C.C. of Navy. Internship: King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
For the last two years Paul could be seen, dressed in old clothes hanging in 
front of Maxie's. This could be easily explained. He lived there and his girl friend, 
Betty, lived across the street. Then Betty became Mrs. Cressman and now Paul doesn't 
stand in front of Maxie's any more. Paul is the quiet type who does his work, studies 
industriously, and minds his own business. A lesson most of us have never learned. 
He should do well in later years; he has a good start. 


Uniontown, Pa. B.S., Washington & Jefferson '41 

Lambda Phi Mu; Redman Pediatrics; Fisher Pathological; Newman Club; Class Sec- 
retary (2); Class Treasurer (3); Soft Ball. Internship: Shadyside Hospital, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

Tom is on the large size, both in stature and in personality. With a pleasant 
smile and a facile disposition, he wanders through the corridors of the school and 
hospital passing out pleasantries and placidly stating that General Marshall is a 
typical product of Uniontown. Ah Uniontown, that pleasant little burg buried among 
the coal-bunkers. Many are the names in the news that come from that smoke- 
stained town or at least from the clean suburb, Pittsburgh. 

Tom was a late addition to the freshman class but he lost no time in making 
all of his personality felt. By his sophomore year he was one of the class officers 
and then in his junior year guardian of the class gold. His senior year he retired 
from active class membership to take on the serious responsibility of guarding his 
roommate Harry Makel from the advances of numerous women. 

Contentedly, he watched fellow students haplessly wander into the Lutheran 
Hospice, squirm under the dietary regime, and leave the establishment in a dis- 
gusted mood. With a gentle hand and a good-natured jibe he has guided faithfully 
the policy of the Hospice. 


EDGAR C. DAVIS, JR. "Pancho" 

Dover, Ohio A.B., Ohio Wesleyan Univ. '39 

Internship: Huron Road Hospital, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

This genial product of the Buckeye State entered Hahnemann after tasting of 
the higher knowledge of four different Universities. These institutions deserve credit 
for their tutelage in social conduct, as Pancho, the other half of the Pancho-Pedro 
combination, was soon to make himself conspicuous with his bow tie, big smile 
and blondish-red hair (what there is left of it) and his mastery of the art of "How 
to make friends and influence people". His uncomparable ability to discover and 
exploit the most recent idioms in the English language, such as "How's your love 
life?" and "Young 'n tender" will for many years recall his impression to the memo- 
ries of his classmates. However, it was soon discovered that this side of his per- 
sonality was not to surpass his ability to cope with any academic situation of 
perilous import, and incidentally to end up on top. 


Scranton, Pa. A.B., Johns Hopkins Univ. '41 

Newman Club; Soft Ball. Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fair complexioned, with baby skin and red bow-like lips, is a fair description 
of this, our classmate and colleague. His ability to grasp the subject with only a 
slight amount of study and his powers of retention are phenomenal. His capacity 
for varied and sundry curricular and extra-curricular activities, is amazing. 

Among the more frivolous experiences of this "Healer of Illnesses", is his pas- 
sion for fire trucks and what goes with them. Having watched many of the notorious 
conflagrations within the county, he is an authority on the efficiency of the P. F. D. 
He is also very fond of horses, caressing each one in an understanding and friendly 
manner. He has exhibited a desire to learn the geography and topography of this 
fair city, hence he knows plenty about the interesting "spots". 

Being of an athletic character and build, he is a favorable teammate or op- 
ponent in darts, pool, "Stein races", and bouts of all varieties. 

Our prediction for Carlo is a colorful career and an interesting future. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Defiance Coll.; Columbia Univ. 

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member of Amer- 
ican Society of Phys. Anthropologists; Fellow of Royal Institute of Anthropology; 
Van Lennep; Redman Pediatrics; Fisher Pathological; El Circulo Hispano; Pi 
Upsilon Rho; Orchestra; Glee Club. 
This unassuming and quiet Caballero from the Tropics came to Hahnemann 

after some research studies in filterable viruses in the Welfare and Post-Graduate 

Hospitals, New York City. 

He is the product of a good family, a well-balanced education, adventure and 

travel almost global in extent. 

Humor has it that he causes the Dracontiasis in Africa and Persia (disease 

caused by the Dracunculus Medinensis) (Medina worm) and the South American 

sleeping sickness in Brazil (caused by Trypanosoma Cruzi). 

This Wormy-Trypanosome is also smeared as a "great lover" and his dark and 

winning personality seem to gain the approval of the red-heads and the blondes. 


Bronx, N. Y. A.B., Cornell Univ. '41 

Newman Club; Lane Medical; Van Lennep Surgical. Internship: St. Francis Hos- 
pital, Trenton, N. J. 

Our graduation day has finally come around and I'm sure many of our class 
have yet to know who this man Derrico really is. Others can say Nick was the man 
to see when you needed a five spot. 

Quiet as he seemed to be, he had one asset which many of us have the least of — 
"common sense". He always did or said the right thing at the right time. His grades 
proved he wrote the right thing at the right time also. When you wanted to know 
something — "ask Derrico". 

Nick's extra-curricular activities seemed more like "Peck's Bad Boy". He could 
make a cue ball speak any language you asked it. One day in his junior year his 
cue ball developed motor aphasia and a guy named Pigozzi beat him out — it is a 
shame such a memory should have to linger. The Yankees at Shibe Park caused 
many of his afternoon classes to go by unattended. Cornell playing anyone at any- 
many of his afternoon classes to go by unattended. 


Midland, Texas A.B., Univ. of Michigan '39 

Newman Club; President Senior Class; B. and G. Committee; Student Institute; 

Craig Gynecological. 

A personality deluxe and a countenance that is magnetic, may we present one 
who needs no introduction, versatile Al De Vito. A musician, traveler, student and 
above all a "regular fellow", is the consensus of opinion of those who have had the 
good fortune of meeting him. Whether in the classroom, in the hallway or across the 
street from the Americus Hotel, his radiating personality never failed to attract the 
attention of those about him. It is more than the neatly pressed blue uniform which 
has distinguished him in our group, for as early as the Freshman year, Al was given 
the job of putting the Freshman dance over. Student Institute representative and 
President of the Class have been other stations on Al's trip through medical school. 

Shibe Park is one of his favorite summer resorts and don't fail to consult him 
if you have any questions concerning last year's World Series. As a President he 
has been "tops". Al has unearthed the greatest quantity of nuggets since the '49 
Gold Rush. His suaveness and diplomacy have frequently served as a substitute for 
Aspirin tablets for many of the Seniors. When this war is settled, Texas is in line 
for a very prominent medico. 


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bad for the finals were still four months away. 
Dr. Favorite took us to places of civic interest, 
showed us how to turn garbage into breakfast 
cereal and sewage into Vichy. Foulk and Cress- 
man got a summons from Bartenders' Local No. 
88 for their non-union work at Esslinger's. 

Sometime during the Junior year almost every- 
body joined a society. Gladys Rosenstein who 
tried awfully hard for GYN, settled for OBS. 
The members of the Craig Society were de- 
termined to keep women out, for since Craig 
never came to the meetings, they were usually 
devoted to stag movies and risque jokes. Ed 
Parker belonged to so many societies a dog was 
purchased to carry around his keys. 

Dr. Redman, who had a society, too, lectured 
on Wednesday afternoons on the six best ways 
to burp a baby. 

Dr. Frank — 

Before we drop off to sleep — Dr. Goldsmith 
gave among other things the leukemias and his 
Pabst Blue Ribbon cure. Dr. Vischer knows more 
about Cecil than Cecil. 

After electing the Als — DeVito and Barreiro — 
president of the class and student council re- 
spectively (even Jim Kane had to admit every- 
thing was constitutional) we thought we'd bet- 
ter knock off for Christmas. When we came back 
two v/eeks later we were Seniors. 

The term began with a five-day course in 
Psychiatry at the Circlon in Allentown. Pariser 
spent enough time there to psychoanalyze the 
bartender three times. Between hangovers we 
went out to the State Hospital and saw what 
could happen to us. A scientific place, it fea- 
tured a lecture on Radar; and Migliori received 
two proposals of marriage, both, as you may 
have guessed, from nuts. 

An excellent prescription for involutional 
melancholia that your writer picked up at the 
Ric Chien goes: 

Lime Juice 1 oz. 

Gin 1 oz. 

Apple Jack 1 oz. 

Sugar to taste. 

If six of these don't reestablish normal men- 
strual flow nothing ever will. 

Saturday morning we were due back to school 
but work really didn't begin until Monday. We 
then discovered that the class was divided into 
three sections: Medicine, Obstetrics and Sur- 
gery, putting them in alphabetical order which 
is the only place to put them. It is said that one 
takes away from a course only what he puts into 

it. Most of us left with our match boxes stuffed 
to the brim. 

The surgery section, for those who had it last 
at least, can most nearly be described as a com- 
bined turkish bath and floor show. Dr. Lee in 
his blue pajamas and Dr. Carpenter on his fly- 
ing trapeze headed the bill. Despite the virtu- 
osity on display in the amphitheater, most of the 
apathetic Seniors were more interested in the 
adventures of Dick Tracy, the third at Garden 
State or, stretched out over five seats, in the 
arms of Morpheus. Occasionally an unusually 
loud exclamation from Dr. Sylvis would cause 
Thomas to roll off onto the floor where he would 
remain until twelve o'clock or until Ann Oro- 
rato stepped on him in the process of stealing 
out for a coke. 

Dr. Geary and Dr. Hunsiker were just as good 
as ever. And Dr. Geckeler whisked patients in 
and out with such rapidity as to create a vac- 
uum. One morning when the name of the patient 
to be operated on was read off, two students 
(and we don't mean Salines or Samolis) got up 
and said, "This is our case. We did the history 
two days ago." Whereupon the resident, intern 
and surgeon uttered a cry of grim dismay and 
toppled into the wound. 

Medicine was started with good faith and the 
best of intentions. We originally determined to 
work up our cases in a truly scientific fashion, 
but our earnest questions were too frequently 
met with, "No spikata eenglich" or, "You're the 
fourth person who has asked me all this. Go 
away." Sid Fine did and wasn't seen for two 
days. After giving up case taking for Lab work 
we gave that up, too. Boyer learned how to do 
a differential on paper. And one day while look- 
ing at the chart, Flinkman discovered he had 
done two micro-blood sugars on Sunday. The 
excellent lectures given between nine and ten 
almost got us out of bed. What am I saying! 

According to a house-to-house survey made 
by Anthony J. Fedullo, there are more women in 
Philadelphia without uteris than any place in 
the world, and this is largely due to our own 
GYN department. Twice a week throughout the 
year, Drs. Craig, Hessert and McFaydon vied 
with each other to see who could do the most 
hysterectomies. On week Dr. Hessert fell a little 
behind but on the following Thursday reestab- 
lished his lead by doing four with a vaginal 
plastic for dessert. While tenaculums pulled and 
anomalous uterines spurted, Galamaga and the 
rest of the section for that matter, slept. 

There was no sleeping in OBS. Wednesdays 
were devoted to Dr. Lafferty's humming bird's 


eye view of Novak. Fridays featured a chummy 
little quiz section with chats on contraception. 
These were supplemented with a trip to the 
birth control clinic where we learned that the 
difference between a seventy-five and eighty is 
sometimes seven and one half pounds. The week 
in residence at the hospital was a pale shadow 
of the stay at West Jersey. It is actually reported 
that a student, who shall be nameless, delivered 
a baby. The foolhardy creature. 

The Army was slowly turning us all into 
psychoneurotics. Early one chilly morning a new 
member of the cadre gained immortality by 
prefacing his remarks with: "Listen fellows, I'm 
a good Joe." A travelogue of the Philippines was 
given by a "laboratory man". And another hour 
was spent teaching us the latest in the treatment 
of "shocks". They tried, Lord luv 'em, how they 

You've all heard of the Punic Wars, of the 
War of the Roses, the Hundred Years' War. Well, 
our class had the War of the Gamma 8 Plan. 
Everybody was telling everybody else what to 
wear for his picture, and everything from a suit 
of mail to a turkish towel was suggested. On 
one side in staunch array stood the Navy men. 
On the other side in a condition more or less of 
unanimity stood the rest of the class and Corder. 
After forensics such as have not been heard 
since the days of Lincoln and Douglas, Dr. 
Schmidt settled the whole thing. By turning to 
the front of the book you yourself can decide 
what it was all about. 

By the time summer came around, even the 
best dispensaries had become depressing. Out- 
side the sun shone, the birds sang, and Coye 
went to the movies while we poor medical stu- 
dents spent the afternoons peering down peo- 
ple's noses and throats and listening to Dr. 
Boericke throw the calcium and phosphorous 
levels back and forth like the ball at a ping pong 

game. Friday afternoons. Dr. Steinhilber con- 
tinued his Junior year blood bath with unan- 
nounced quizzes and semester exams that were 
calculated to flunk a quarter of the class and 
to act as a central emetic. 

The OBS dispensary was fun for obvious 
reasons and at least provided enough patients 
to keep us all busy. Charlie Ingersoll didn't have 
to stoop to see. In contrast to obstetrics was 
the four fifths of an exam we did on the three 
eights of a neurological patient that each of us 
had per day. GYN dispensary was more of that 
hypotonia stuff. Dr. McFaydon came in twice and 
taught us more practical gynecology than we 
had learned in two years. Medical dispensary 
was the old Army game consisting of putting 
the new cases into somebody else's box. "See 
Here Private" Esgrow achieved fame by asking 
his patient if she had thrombo-angitis obliterans. 
Nobody laughed louder than Evans. 

In Pediatrics we weighed the baby, pushed 
back its umbilical hernia and computed a formu- 
la. First take the weight times one and one half. 
This gives you the expected height in years. 
Next divide the number of feedings into the 
expected weight. Metric system, of course. Add 
three tablespoons of dextromaltose, a fifth of 
Calvert's and a dash of bitters. Let me see now, 
where were we? Never could do trigonometry. 

As you all know, the MEDIC goes to press 
before graduation, we hope, so the record stops 
here. Looking back over three years of what Ed 
Gleason calls "Blood, sweat and beers", there 
was much laughter and there was much for 
tears. For laughing, think of Marucci, Rozanski, 
McCutcheon and Castagna fighting for three 
hours because somebody slipped an extra 13 
into their game of money ball. And if you must 
have tears, well — think of Dr. Bernstein and his 
toy balloons. 



Richmond Hill, L. I., N. Y. A.B., New York Univ. '41 

Alpha Sigma; Redman Pediatrics; Newman Club; Sect. B. and G. Committee (4). 

Internship: West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital, Camden, N. J. 

Coming to Philly from Long Island, John often said that before he applied to 
Hahnemann for admission as a student, he never knew the City of Brotherly Love 
even existed. A true son of the Empire State, John attended St. John's Preparatory 
School in Brooklyn. After one year of college training at St. John's University, John 
transferred to N. Y. U. where he received his A.B. degree. 

At school, this son of Hahnemann could always be found wherever a round 
table discussion was taking place and it was often rumored that he was taking 
up "law" in his spare time. "Constructive criticism is good for the soul" was John's 
explanation for his participation in these bouts. 

John made many friends — both male and female. Among his classmates, John 
was a bosom pal of Al Barreiro, Wilmer Brobyn and that package of dynamite — 
Charlie Ingersoll. 

ROBERT E. DREWERY "Bob," "Drew" 

Kenmore, N. Y. Univ. of Alabama 

Phi Alpha Gamma (President); Lane Medical; Boericke Therapeutic; Paxson Obstet- 
rical; Craig Gynecological. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 
We know Bob as a smooth dresser, a polished gentleman and a "climber". 
He and his charming wife are to be seen at every "greater Hahnemann" function 
enjoying a well-mannered good time. 

Scholastically he is to be classified under the heading of a conscientious, hard- 
working student. In spite of his numerous extra-curricular activities, Bob has man- 
aged a capable junior internship at the Broad Street Hospital. 

We are sure that the same characteristics that may have endeared Bob to us will 
assure his success as a competent physician. 

JOHN O. DUEY "Duey" 

Beaver Falls, Pa. B.S., Geneva Coll. '41 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Aesculapian (President). Internship: Huron Road Hospital, 

East Cleveland, Ohio. 

A native of Beaver Falls, Pa., Jack typifies the resourcefullness one is apt to 
find west of Pittsburgh. This inheritable attribute was quickly recognized by the 
good Dr. Snyder, who lost no time in housecleaning his department, and nominating 
Jack to his staff. By the time his Sophomore year rolled around Jack determined 
that two could live as cheaply as one. Putting theory to practice he readily de- 
termined that such was the case. A less intrepid individual would have rested on 
his laurels, but not Jack; surely, three could do what two had done and thus we 
find a third member, brown-haired, blue-eyed Marjorie Ellen Duey augmenting the 
family tree in his junior vear. Posterity will record the fact that this was the first 
bundle of cheer acquired by our class. 

Academically, Jack was the eighth wonder of the world. His familiarity with 
the finer points of medicine oft-times caused professors to stand with their mouths 
agape while his classmates endeavored to entangle themselves from their muddled 
mentalities. Since his preference is surgery, it is only natural that this department 
reaped the benefits of his learning. 


Elizabethtown, Pa. Elizabethtown Coll. 

Hollis Otolaryngology; Medical Science; Glee Club. Internship: Hcrrrisburg General 

Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Dick, one of the quieter members of our class, hails from Elizabethtown, Pa. 
Where is Elizabethtown? To find out, please refer to "Eckie" for detailed informa- 
tion on that subject which on many an occasion has been a source of amusement 
to us, his fellow students. Eckie, to be sure, is far from quiet in expounding on the 
values of his home town. He graduated from Elizabethtown College with a B.S. in 

Here at Hahnemann, in spite of exams and hard work, Eckie has had fewer 
cares than many of us. The nonchalance which he manifests before an examination 
is unparalleled by the majority of students. This carefree attitude will be affirmed by 
his close friends who know that Eckie is to be found going to bed at 9:30 P. M. 
before an important examination scheduled for the following morning. However, 
Eckie has always managed to come out on top with each and every exam. 


Freeport, N. Y. Wesleyan Univ. 

President of Class (2). Internship: Huron Road Hospital, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

Ah, sweet morpheus. Thou art here! And so into a profound sleep this man 
among us goes. But he is a quiet sleeper, so we do not arouse him. 

One of our more ardent sport fans, Jess would often go to the "Y" for a swim, 
perhaps an afternoon of tennis, round of golf, and perchance a few days of skiing 
up in New England during vacation time. 

After spending several summers aboard a New York harbor tug as fireman, Jess 
followed the spray of the salt air into the Navy — and looked right swanky in his 
new gob suit and shining black shoes. 

During his Senior year, he served a junior internship at The Roxborough 
Memorial Hospital learning the practical knowledge of the operating room, acci- 
dent ward, and ambulance calls. 

Among other things, he dug holes in the hospital lawn practicing his mashie 
shots, plowed up the tennis court, practiced his guitar and cowboy songs, and 
built a boat as a sideline. 


WALTER C. ENGEL "Wall," "Ceido" 

Colton, Calif. A.B., Univ. of California '41 

Van Lennep Surgical; Medical Science; Reimann One; Symphony Orch. Internship: 

Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. 

In September, 1941, this young fellow, hailing from the Golden West, appeared 
in our midst, grinning absently and began spreading propaganda about his home 
state, if he could only find some poor listener. 

It was not long until Walt was found to be an arduous worker and a good 
student, despite his habit of late arrival to classes. He could often be found working 
alone in the laboratories or wards long after every one else had left. It is still 
somewhat of a mystery as to whether it was his "terrific speed" or his industry 
and search of knowledge that kept him there. Although his work was characterized 
by change of mood, he always somehow managed to find time to decipher his 
voluminous pages of southpaw scrawl just in time to produce excellent effects. 

PHILIP ESGRO "See here, Pvf. Esgro" 

Glassboro, N. J. B.S., Rutgers Univ. '41 

Newman Club. Internship: Paterson General Hospital, Paterson, N. J. 

Alert, quick to ask sound medical questions, reserved, conscientious, and yet 
inwardly congenial, was "Phil of Neurologic clinic fame". He mixed soundness of 
thought with humor to the admiration of fellow students. 

The "Jersey whizz" could delve into the deepest study and retrieve the subject 
matter with the ease of a spiritualist. Once at work, play and laugh would take 
second place unless it was of benefit to the work at hand. His diagnosis is never 
made at a snap, but the thorough, sound medical technique. 

A philosopher in deed, and not in word, Phil believes that the greatest problem 
of life is the human equation and that is what he takes pride in trying to untangle. 

Phil Esgro has experienced the roughness of a crooked road and not the 
purple smoothness of inherited riches. Despite this, he has stuck to the straight 
and narrow and is about to reach a glorious plateau. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '41 

Van Lennep; Phi Lambda Kappa. Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Quick, turn around! That's the Evans I was talking about. He's the only one 
who can present a case in clinic like Cecil and hold the attention of the student 
body and professor alike." 

Joe arrives each morning on time for reveille in a sleek white-walled Packard — 
hard to differentiate him from Col. Hitchens. He is one of Hahnemann's staunchest 
followers, has proved more drugs in the last four years of his "spastic colitis" than 
can be found in a repertory. Says he AND Bassler know more about that condition 
than Bassler alone. 

He was often seen tagging along with Flinkman from whom he will admit he 
gained the finer points of a bedside manner. Once he had a patient in syphilis 
clinic who became to attached to him she wouldn't let anyone else jab her with 
the Bi. 


Hazleton, Pa. B.S., Villanova '40 

Newman Club. Internship: St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading, Pa. 

Up to this time, Hazleton, Pa., was acclaimed for its basketball teams, but 
now we have our friend "Tony", who, we know, will at some future time add to 
the acclaim of the "Mountain City". 

He came among us, a quiet, young gentleman. His down to earth honesty, 
extreme willingness to help others, and reliability soon endeared him to all his 
associates. Being quiet, he is not one to speak out of turn, but when he does venture 
an opinion you can be sure that his opinion is respected and held in high regard. 

Though his early years were studded with many accomplishments, they were 
stepping stones to greater achievements during the latter years. These la'ter years 
brought out two great important qualities — a grand professional attitude and a 
philosophical mind. Indeed, his associates can well appreciate these attributes. 

Being a true student of medicine, the ability to learn was inborn. His meticulous- 
ness and powers of concentration enabled him to apply what he learned to the 
practical problems encountered. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '41 

Phillips Anatomical; Phi Delta Epsilon. Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, Philadelphia. 

It was quite apparent at a very early date that Sid would be the class 
philosopher. This was substantiated when this lad was overheard discussing the 
"Irreluctable Modalities of the Infinite", a subject worth discussing by anyone but a 
medical student on a date. 

Doubtless his most admirable virtues are his sincerity of purpose, his com- 
prehensiveness and his ability to work hard. Few are more thorough in their 
studies and have as keen an interest in medicine. Curiosity was his constant com- 
panion. Those around him were always stimulated by the pointed questions he put 
to them. 

Skiing is his favorite sport and many was the week-end that Sid disappeared 
to the Poconos to ski without the Army ever suspecting. It was at one of those so- 
journs that our hero reached the climax of his artistic career when he recited "The 
Cremation of Sam Magee" while being cold sober. 




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Philadelphia, Pa. B.S., Villanova '39 

Paxson Obs.; Van Lennep Surgical; Phi Delta Epsilon. Internship: Memorial Hospital, 

Roxborough, Pa. 

Here we have a lad who exemplifies all that is "real" in a fellow student. He 
has always loved the science of medicine and his zest to learn its intricacies and 
secrets has made him the conscientious student that he is. 

We can all recall the time when "Flink" was asked to assist Dr. Roman at St. 
Luke's Hospital. The excitement of it all was so great that Flink refused to wash the 
talcum from his hands till he got home to show his parents the actual proof of his 

"Flink's" loyalty to Hahnemann was unexcelled in thai all his classmates were 
familiar with his famous cry — "Homeopathy? It's Voodoo! But those pills did cure my 

His steadfastness was further exemplified by his repeated proposals to resign 
from the ASTP, but this threat was soon abolished by the company commander. 


Lewisburg, Pa. B.S., Bucknell Univ. '40 

Aesculapian; Paxson Obs.; Lane Medical; Boericke Therapeutic; Alpha Sigma; Man- 
ager Orchestra; B. and G. Committee; Medic Committee. Internship: Jackson Me- 
morial Hospital, Miami, Fla. 
"Dear Dr. Steinhilber" — these words to explain his neurology exam and his 

preparations for the nuptials certainly did not produce the desired effect upon the 

good doctor. However, Don did get married to that nice little nurse after letters, 

phone calls, etc., had paved the way. 

Don is extremely interested in medicine and has gone so far that he has even 

moved a bit of Hahnemann to his apartment and does his own laboratory work and 

prescribing. Since he found himself the patient, the "sink test" is no longer adequate 

and more modern methods have been substituted. 

Don likes to hear and tell good jokes. If you are ever banged on the head 

with an eraser and turn around quickly to find Don studying diligently and "Maury" 

sleeping — don't be fooled. Hit them both for good measure and you cannot miss. 


Woodbury, N. J. B.S., Dickinson Coll. '41 

Boericke Therapeutic, Medic. Internship: Delaware Hospital, Wilmington, Del. 

"What's your name?" roared Wild Bill Sylvis. "Foulk, F-O-U-L-K", replied our 
hero. "I'll remember you in the final oral," promised Wild Bill! 

Thus, our boy Morrie launched himself on a career which has won for him the 
undisputed title of Class Character. 

Many are the times he caused the near-wrath of a lecturer to hover threateningly 
over his oh-so-closely cropped head, but masterful handling of the situation by a 
tactful adoption of humble (?) court eousness saved the day — and no doubt, our 
boy Morrie! 

King of the Back Row Boys, Unparalleled Peer of Side Remarkers, Inveterate 
Newspaper Peruser, this fellow is incapable of being out-bluffed, and can withstand 
almost any extreme of temperature, as evidenced by his ability to sit through lectures 
in an overheated room without removing his heavy Army overcoat. 

Differing markedly from the usual Class Character, Morrie has a very decided 
amount of gray matter which has not gone undeveloped. 


Philadelphia, Pa. Temple Univ. 

Newman Club. Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

As a Freshman Pete was quite a favorite with his fashion-plate clothes and his 
characteristic pompadour. This young fellow has won many friends with his smooth 
way and a personality always poised, refusing to be ruffled or disturbed in its 
equanimity. His favorite expression — and how we remember it — was "I beg your 

Through the rapidly successive Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years Pete 
whirled, doing very well for himself. He was always a very since and capable 
student and did his work well. 

Alas, then, the Army came along and fondly but sadly our young friend laid 
aside that terrific gray Homburg, the dashing gray suit, the last word in peg collars, 
and decked himself in kaki and sun-tan. We rrre forced to admit the transition was 
quite favorable. Pete will be remembered as Lady Morpheus' husband. 

JOSEPH M. GAMBESCIA "Gamby.- "Yuss" 

Philadelphia, Pa. B.S., Phila. Coll. of Pharmacy and Science '39 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Newman Club (President); Redman Pediatrics; Boericke Thera- 
peutic; Van Lennep Surgery; Phillies Anatomical; Medical Science; Hahneman- 
nian Monthly (Student Ed.); Medic; Orchestra. Internship: Hahnemann Hos- 
pital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Gambescia came to us by way of Villanova, and since his arrival has been an 
inspiration to us all. Rumor has it that this ex-druggist came to medical school be- 
cause he couldn't keep triple decker sandwiches together with toothpicks. 

When Joe came to Convocation he ran all the way from South Philly and was 
late. He has been running ever since, and still misses rolls, much to the Army s 
annoyance and his consequent private lessons in drilling. 

If he isn't in conference with Graub plotting bigger and better Anatomical Din- 
ners or looking through keyholes to write his nefarious "235 N. 15th Street" column; 
or boasting of his personal pride and joy — the Newman Club; then you can be sure 
he is in the company of his new and charming wife. 


VICTOR E. GAMBONE "Vic," "Little Man" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., La Salle Coll. '41 

Redman Pediatrics; Phillips Anatomical, Hollis Otolaryngology; (President) Lambda 

Phi Mu; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

This little fellow is grand master of the "Scootch" Club. Never has there been 
a more characteristic height or a more typical laugh in the halls of fair Hahnemann. 
Effervescent personality, extreme friendliness, and good fellowship are his chief 
charms. All of us know Vic and his wise way of saying things, with his right hand 
poised in the air, describing in waving flourish what he means. 

But, dear reader, please let me tell you of this young man's greatest charm 
for the fair sex. Blessed with a pair of deep brown eyes surrounded by lashes of 
more than usual length, this little man has precipitated many attacks of paroxysmal 
tachycardia in numerous fair hearts. Just what those long lashes do for those soft 
liquid brown eyes must be considerably destructive on the reserve of our fair 


Camden, N. J. B.S., Muhlenberg Coll. '41 

Phillips Anatomical; Newman Club; Medic. Internship: West Jersey Homeopathic 

Hospital, Camden, N. J. 

From Camden via Muhlenberg came a young red-head medical aspirant whose 
presence was early accorded a welcome reception. 

Ed maintained his cheerful wit throughout his entire stay at Hahnemann — no 
matter how trying or formidable the presenting obstacle appeared, he could always 
insert a quip that resulted drawing a smile from us all. 

When the baseball season arrived one could always find out the latest sporting 
nuggets on the Philly front from Ed — and many times the games were replayed at 
the "Kettle" — that is, until the females arrived, when the old boy would display his 
talents as a jitterbug. 

When "Garden State" opened up at Camden, Ed always had a sure bet in 
the fifth race — he is one of the few that has consistently bet on the nags and come 
out ahead; except for the time he played a deuce on the Pride of Camden in the 
final race of the season in '44 — the old firehorse finished up last, 25 lengths out of 
sixth place; thus proving they still breed the best horses in "Kaintucky". 

"Yussei," "Joe" 
Penn. State '37 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., 

Phi Delta Epsilon. 

Penn State contributed our Joe to enrich the medical profession as one of its 
most most conscientous and scholarly members. His versatility was far-reaching, but 
unknown to many, as he was so thorough and complete in his classwork that there 
remained little time for much else. 

Oft times one could go go into the Academy of Fine Arts and discover Joe en- 
raptured in the Oils hanging on the walls. Music also held its charms for Joe — many 
nights found him at the Academy of Music listening to Rubenstein, etc. — forgetting 
the woes of the classroom which on occasions became sheer drudgery for his mind. 

While at Penn State Joe was awarded the Dean's cup for his ability in the 
ROTC drill field — but there was a turnabout when the army took over Hahnemann. 


Gurabo, Puerto Rico Temple Univ. 

Newman Club; Student Institute; Club Hispano; B. and G. Committee. Internship: 

Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa. 

Our first acquaintance with this fair senorita was via a cable read to us by 
Dean Pearson at our Freshman opening exercises. She was sorry to be absent, but 
had been delayed by a storm at sea. Luisa finally arrived from Puerto Rico only to 
find herself plunged into another storm here at Hahnemann, and the necessity of 
weathering waves of Chemistry and blood letting; Physiology and frogs; and worst 
of all Pathology! 

As we came to know her better certain things were associated with Luisa — her 
sparkling eyes and flashing smile, her many pairs of exotic shoes, her famous 
Rhumba at the Interfraternity Ball, her successful term as first girl representative on 
the Student Institute, and her quaint pronunciation of American slang. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '40 

Redman Pediatrics; Phillips Anatomical (President); Phi Lambda Kappa. Internship: 

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

A lad more diffident and shy than Milt was hard to find when he came to 
Hahnemann to try his hand at medicine, along with the rest of us. (But medicine 
and women do strange things to one.) Those of us who watched him grow and 
adjust to a new life saw him gradually abandon his shyness for something more 

Although reserved and thoughtful he edged himself into our hearts by his good 
spirits and ever-cheerful grin. 

Milt, next to his size, was big in all things pertaining to sports — baseball, 
basketball, football. Nothing else seemed important. But then, there were nurses at 
Hahnemann Hospital, pretty ones. We all noticed a new surge in Milt's interests 
when the clinical years began in the hospital. 

Extra-curricular activities, planning meetings for the Phillips Anatomical Society, 
alternating Junior interning at Women's Homeopathic and Mt. Sinai or arranging 
ski trips (a new fad with him) at Lake Placid or the Poconos seemed to occupy most 
of his time. But they were worth it. 



f^romelheus r\eoound 


"Lette thoughts to aerie tancie flee, 
Suspende, suspende realitie." 

Pearson and Hepburn 


The curtain goes up revealing Mount Olympus 
surrounded by a large white cloud on which are 
seated various members oi the Class of 1944. 
They are all dressed in satin scrub suits ot 
assorted hue and are engaged in animated 
conversation. There is an air ot tense expect- 
ancy. It is the year 2000 A. D. 

DeVito: Let's have a little quiet, please. This 
remark is greeted with uproarious tumult and 
applause. He clears his throat and repeats in a 
somewhat louder voice: Let's have a little quiet 
please. The noise gradually subsides as atten- 
tion is focused on the president. Finally, all is 
quiet save tor a taint persistent buzzing coming 
from back stage. Somebody read the minutes. 

A Loud Voice (suspiciously like Beutner's) : 
To hell with the minutes. Has he come yet? 

Class in Unison: Yes, has he come yet? 

DeVito: Stoops over, clears a hole in the cloud 
and peers through. I don't see him, but he ought 
to be here by now. There is a thunderous com- 
motion oil stage right. Everyone looks in that 
direction as the noise grows louder. Presently a 
large ball of tire rolls on stage and stops in tront 
oi DeVito. He opens the door. Oh! His smile 
tades. We thought it was somebody else. 

Miss Fisher: Steps down from ball oi tire clad 
only in loose veils and a spiral notebook. Quiet! 
I want to make an announcement. 

DeVito: Quiet. 

Miss Fisher: Where is everybody, anyway? 

DeVito: Wake up in back. Miss Fisher wants 
to make an announcement. The pale, sleep rid- 
den taces oi Edwards and Galamaga peer out 
from the clouds on the side and look around. 

Miss Fisher: I want to see in my office all 
those who have been here more than twenty 
years but not more than twenty-five unless you 
were under thirty on your first birthday here, or 
had your birthday not after March first of that 
year. It that clear? I got a wire from Harrisburg, 
and if they don't have that information by 0930 
you won't get your old age pension. Further- 
more, if you don't all have your names on your 
lockers by tomorrow morning, I'm going to blow 

the whole damn place up, myself included. With 
these words she steps back into her ball ot {ire 
and drives oii in a cloud ot smoke. 

DeVito: Atter the smoke has cleared. As you 
know, we are gathered here to determine the 
exact cause of death of each member of the 
class so that it can be incorporated into our 
permanent class history. Looks around tor Mar- 
tucci. Hey, Martucci, come down and write the 
minutes of this meeting. 

Martucci: Me? Write? I haven't written a word 
since I got my third secretary. 

DeVito: Your third secretary? 

Martucci: Yea, she was a secretary. 

DeVito: To Class. Can't anybody take short- 

Anna Onorato: From the tilth row. I can. 
Where's a notebook? Let me at it. A titter runs 
over the class as she makes her way down 

Martucci: Whispering to DeVito. Now where 
do you suppose she learned to be a secretary? 

DeVito: I don't know but she sure looks as if 
she's been around. 

Ann: To Devito and Martucci in a very world- 
ly and sarcastic tone. Stow the gab. Let's get 

DeVito: To Class. Now when Ann calls your 
name, I want you to state in as few words as 
possible the essential details of your death. 
Ready? Agnone! 

Zaydon: That does it! Hysterically seizes his 
silky hair and pulls it out by the roots. He shitts 
his convulsions from clonic to tonic and contin- 
ues. Ever since I was so high — he indicates with 
his fingers the diameter ot the iemale ovum — I 
have been at the end of lines. All my life where- 
ever there was a list — I was at the end of it. 
Sobbing. I can't stand it any longer, do you hear 
me? I-can-not-stand-it-any-longer. Swoons. 

Yamula: Maffer ot Factly. He passed out. 

Witman: Who has some smelling salts? 

DeVito : Shaking his head. Let him sleep. He's 
better off, poor boy. 

Ann: You're right. Let's start at the end. Okay, 
ready? Zaydon! 


Martucci: He's unconscious, stoop. 

Ann: I'll "stoop" you. Kicks Martucci vicious- 
ly on his shins. Martucci stoops. 

DeVito: Quit playing around. Let's get going. 

Ann: Yamula, you're next. What caused your 

Yamula: Succinctly. Silicosis. 

Ann: Whitman, what about you? 

Witman: Do I have to say? 

DeVito: With emphasis. Stop being coy. 

Witman: Well, if you must know, it was this 

— Curtain — 

The curtain rises revealing Max's Sandwich 
Emporium on a sunny fall afternoon in the year 
1944. Gathered in back around the slot machine 
can be seen, Berry, Davis, Coye, Pariser and 
Witman. They are talking in loud tones ot voices. 
Pariser is bending over the machine, his tongue 
clenched between his teeih. 

Coye: I figure it this way. If the 7 and 8 
bumpers light up and Harry can send the ball 
through, he will make the highest score ever 
made on a slot machine. 

Davis: How many free games does he have 

Coye: Four hundred and seventy-two. 

Berry: What will happen if he gets five hun- 
dred free games? 

Witman: Jokingly. It will probably explode. 

It does. Exeunt in pieces. 

— Curtain — 

As the curtain rises on Mount Olympus again, 
a chautieur driven Buick is seen at the center ot 
the stage. Drewery is peering out ol the window 
with a somewhat bleary eye. 

Drewery: Is this the way to the Boericke So- 
ciety Meeting? 

DeVito: That was yesterday. 

Beutner: Get the heap out of here. 

Drewery: Indicating Alice who is beside him 
on the seat. Sir, you are speaking of the woman 
I love. Makes imperious gesture to chauffeur and 
the limousine glides smoothly ofi stage left. 

Ann: Looks at Roll Sheet. Let me see, Winner, 
you're next. 

Laura: Well, I had the first six like rolling off 
a log. the seventh however was a transverse 
presentation, the membranes ruptured — 

Ann: Interrupting. Okay, we get it. 

DeVito: Who's next? 

Ann: Weinberg. 

Weinberg: After a slight pause. Bronchiolitis 
Fibrosa Obliterans. There is a pregnant silence 

during which each man looks at his neighbor. 

Ann: Truter. Is he here? 

Class: Navy. 

Truter: I'm here. 

Class: Cheers. 

Ann: Well, what killed you? 

Truter: It was at best a tragic end — 
— Curtain — 

The entire action of this scene takes place in 
the main operating room of the newly commis- 
sioned 40,000 quart battleship "Polyuria". 
Brobyn, Barreiro, Cook, DeVito, Cressman, Duey, 
Edward, Migliori, Salines and Truter are stand- 
ing about in gowns and gloves, engaged in 
earnest discussion, It is July 1945. 

Edward: But I tell you, it's my turn to operate. 

Cressman: The hell you say, it's mine. 

Duey: You did it last time. 

Cook: That didn't count. 

Duey: Why not? 

Cook: Wrong leg. 

Migliori : Let's settle this fair and square, boys. 
I'll do it. 

Brobyn: I've got a deck of cards. 

Truter: Interrupting. Great. We have enough 
for two tables of bridge. 

Brobyn: Can it. Everybody draw a card. The 
figures huddle together in the weird opalescent 
light of the operating room and solemnly draw 

Barriero: Hot spit! The king of diamonds. 

Duey: The ten of hearts. 

Cook: The Little Casino. 

Migliori: There is no use going any farther 
boys. I give you the ace of spades. Waves card 

Edward: Okay, but I'm going to scrub. 

A corpsman wheels in the patient who, foolish- 
ly enough, looks about with some apprehension. 

Brobyn: I'll give a spinal. 

Salines: I prefer ether. 

Brobyn: They were my cards. 

Salines: If you think you and your cards are 
going to keep me from giving ether, you are 
very much mistaken. Both eye each other warily 
for a moment and then rush simultaneously to 
the patient where each administers his own 
anesthesia. Before you can say "respiratory 
failure" they have him in fourth plane, third 

In a corner, Barriero and Cressman acting as 
scrub nurses are having a vicious argument as 
to who should thread the needles. Edward and 

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Philadelphia, Pa. La Salle Coll. 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Newman Club. Internship: Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa. 

A quiet fellow around school and well-liked by his classmates, easy going and 
not upset by trivialities. Jack excelled in all that medical school offered him. 

Jack is one of the many of our class who is an alumni of La Salle College. He 
early impressed us as a confident student, not afraid of working hard. Jack would 
be prepared for any exam that was posted. After each exam he could be heard to 
say "I'll settle for a 'C on that one. I'm not one of those 'A' or 'B' fellows." 

When he would get back his final grade, Jack always seemed to be one of 
those fellows. 

Outside of his medical education Jack went in for extra-curricular activities. 
Baseball was one of his great weaknesses, many a good evening's study went by 
the books whenever there was a night game at Shibe Park. But the greatest weak- 
ness he possessed came from Puerto Rico and Jack will not deny that to anyone. 

GEORGE W. GROTH "Georgie" 

Sierra Madre, Calif. A.B., Univ. of California '41 

Medical Science; Redman Pediatrics; Hollis Otolaryngology; Junior Class Secretary. 

Internship: Collis P. and Howard Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Cal. 

George hails from Sierra (?) Madre, California. He came to Hahnemann for 
two reasons: one, to spread California propaganda; two, to study medicine. His 
pre-medical days were begun at Pasadena Junior College and completed at the 
University of California at Los Angeles where he graduated with his B.A. in Zoology. 
Those were serious days for George, and his only extra-curricular activities con- 
sisted of hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and listening to concert music. 

He arrived in Philadelphia young, eager, and innocent but ready to tackle the 
job and do it well. He met with many surprises in the beginning, the first thing being 
that of Miss Fischer greeting him by his first name the first time his shadow darkened 
the halls of Hahnemann. George worked hard and conscientously, and it wasn't 
long before his ability as a student was taken for granted by his fellow classmates. 
Just to prove that his good standing in the class was not just a matter of luck, he 
took and passed Part I of the National Board Examinations. 


Lancaster, Pa. B.S., Franklin and Marshall Coll. '40 

Lambda Phi Mu; Newman Club. Internship: Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Neptune, N. J. 

It is rather difficult to describe our sentiments concerning the "Geet". No mere 
haphazard selection of words could ever do him justice. Rare charm, wit, and humor 
such as his must be known to be appreciated. 

But we must not forget to mention "Franklin and Marshall", "Geet's" old Alma 
Mater where you will find some of the best wrestling teams in the country. "Geet" 
himself is far from being a wrestler but he can sure explode about them. And how 
much this Lancaster lad appreciated those trips back home where he could dig into 
an elaborate home-cooked table of anti-pasto, spaghetti, and chicken. Those were 
the days, eh, "Geet"? 

Throughout his four years at Hahnemann "Geet" has made a fine record and 
one or two let-downs did not detract from this but rather encouraged it. But if 
anything at all his memory will linger as a truly square-shooter in the annals of 
Lambda Phi Mu Fraternity. It might be mentioned here that the "little" president 
of this latter group wishes him heartfelt success and endeavors which bespeak his 

VINCENT G. HAMMOND "Vince," "Ham" 

New Berlin, N. Y. A.B., Syracuse Univ. '41 

Fisher Pathological; Paxson Obstetrical; Boericke Therapeutic; Craig Gynecological 

(Vice President). Internship: Binghamton City Hospital, Binghamton, N. Y. 

Vince hails from up New York State in a little town called New Berlin; prob- 
ably you never heard of it, but to Vince it is the greatest little city to come from 
and to practice medicine in as a good old country doctor. Perhaps to you it sounds 
far from exciting, but to Vince it is the only kind of medical practice. 

After graduating from Syracuse University, he enrolled at Hahnemann to start 
his medical career. The first two years at Hahnemann, which I am sure you will 
not forget, found Vince living at the goold old Hospice. He was a hard worker 
especially when it came to his not too great love, Chemistry. The lights were always 
on late in his room and as you opened his door you would see him sitting at his 
desk dressed as if he were going to a dance, necktie and all. "I can't get this 
stuff" would be his first words, but although not the brain of our class he was a 
good average student and has the stuff to become a good clinical physician. 

Vince is well liked by all and always willing to help where possible. 

CHARLES J. INGERSOLL "Chariie," "Dollar Watch" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '41 

Redman Pediatric; Hollis Otolaryngological; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann 

Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Small of stature and short on hair are the only things this "little man" is shy on; 
his heart, loyalty and sincerity far out-stretch his anatomical domain. Arriving at 
Hahnemann from Temple, his receding hairline and area of cranial bareness were 
soon known to all of us as the trademark of one to be admired and respected for 
his ability and unfailing bashfulness. 

A true student, his attendance at classes was as perfect as the painstaking notes 
he took; clear and legible, they stood many of the less ambitious in good stead at 
the zero hour. Never frivolous or boisterous, 'twas only on rare occasions he could 
be induced to spend an hour or two relaxing with his close friend, "The Sheriff". 


JAMES A. KANE "Jamie" 

Dunmore, Pa. B.S., Univ. of Scranton '41 

Alpha Sigma (President); Inter-Fraternity Council (Secretary-Treasurer); Paxson 

Obstetrical; Lane Medical; Van Lennep Surgical; Newman Club. Internship: 

Scranton State Hospital, Scranton, Pa. 

Jimmy is Dunmore's contribution to Hahnemann and is truly one of the friendliest 
of the Sons of St. Patrick. Early in his career Jimmy won the plaudits of Dean Pear- 
son for his proper scientific technique on the difficult task of boiling a beaker of 
water and has been diligently and successfully upholding his laurels ever since. 

Having a flair for political arguments and a peculiar quirk for digging dead 
skeletons out of the closet, James A. — A for Aloysius (pronounced Alehouseous) , pro- 
vided his classmates with the facts concerning the Constitution of Student Institute. 
"Unconstitutional Kane" they called him. Many times in the hectic days preceding 
a closely contested political campaign, our Jimmy could be seen in the back- 
ground making big deals and adding up his volley sheets with a generous broad 
smile of victory upon his face. After the smoke of the election stogies had cleared 
away and the votes were duly counted, be it victory or otherwise a happy smile 
continued to grace his fair countenance. Such is the happy-go-lucky nature of 
this good Irishman. 

GERALD B. KARA "Gerry," "G.B." 

New York City, N. Y. A.B., New York Univ. '41 

Hollis Otolaryngological; Medical Science. Internship: Medical Center, Jersey City, 

New Jersey. 

Gerry started off in our Freshman year as a quiet and intelligent young fellow, 
and so does he end up in our Senior year. Gerry came to us from New York and 
soon established himself in our minds as a "brighty". Referred to many times as the 
"Dr. Favorite" of our class and impressing all by his quiet gentlemanly manner, 
Gerry soon made many friends among his classmates. 

Gerry wants to make pathology his future life's work. He says, "Everybody 
dies from pathology". 

Dr. Favorite's Seminars were nothing until brightened up by Gerry's "fluency". 
His satirical remarks to the flourishing note taker, "You know that, don't write it 
down" and "Quick, he coughed, put that down in your notes" always brought a 
smile to those around him. Never can we forget how the line formed on the right 
after dear Dr. Lafferty handed out his box of slides, and who can forget how Gerry 
would glibly say as you disapproved of his diagnosis: "Oh, the book is wrong". 

Gerry was one of those in our class who took National Board exams and passed 
with flying colors. 

WILLIAM A. KASE "Bill," "Kasey" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Medical Science; Aesculapian; Lane Medical. Internship: Hahne- 
mann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Kasey" is one of our more venerable classmates which doesn't matter much 
since his sharp wit and colorful sarcasm puts many of us more youthful contenders 
at a disadvantage. Bill has traveled a longer, harder road than most of us to attain 
realization of his career. This is not meant to be interpreted as a deficiency in his 
ability to retain cortical impressions; since the most casual observer, in a mere 
conversation with him, would not help but notice his keenly developed scientific 
attitude and his illuminating insight into human behavior. Although his psychologic 
leanings enable him to favorably impress most any belle, he has not been known 
to exploit this asset — we wonder if a certain "one" in Jersey could be behind this? 
In our memoirs hardly any of us will overlook his knack of injecting a humorous 
anecdote in the most trying of situations. 

VITO J. KEMEZIS "Veet," "Veto" 

Kearney, N. J. A.B., Seton Hall '39; A.M., Seton Hall, '40 L. S. U 

Newman Club; Hahnemannian Monthly; Glee Club; Medic (Managing Editor); 

Hollis Otolaryngological; Sports Director. Internship: St. Michael's, Newark, N. J. 

Coming here with a literary background, "Veet", had an interesting task 
adjusting himself to the factual exacting study of medicine. Having the patient 
capability to work when working, play when playing, and pray when praying, paid 
off with surprising interest. In work, he always finished his tasks early so that he 
could help others later. At play he always wanted to win or entertain if needed. 
Together with McDonald, he made many early afternoons pass cheerfully; Mac at 
his piano, and "Veet" with his ditties and sayings. In prayer, he urged other New- 
manites to the Cathedral on obligatory days. 

Difficult to understand, he would tease professors with questions of the opposition 
to a point of obnoxiousness, then hearing their answers, he was happy for he was 
then prepared to repeat those answers to the real opposition when asked. 


San Jose, Cal. A.B., Univ. of California '40 

Hollis Society. Internship: Sacramento County Hospital, Sacramento, Cal. 

If amidst clamorous chatter and distracting movements you came upon a 
student concentrating on his studies with incredible ease, you were gazing upon 
none other than "Ying". His rigid pedagogic training in China has proved of 
immense value to him throughout his four years here, for it developed in him a 
disciplinarian, sedulous, and systematic way of studying. 

"Ying" was a quiet soft-spoken and reserved fellow, and thus, kept many of 
his ideas and thoughts to himself. Nevertheless, you never came across a more 
sincere and amiable person than Lee. He has taken many of us to Chinese restau- 
rants where we discovered the existence of many delicious Chinese dishes other 
than chop suey and chow mein. 



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Migliori iace each other at opposite sides of the 

Migliori: Have my cigars come out of the 
autoclave yet? 

Duey: Yes, but the ash tray hasn't. 

Suddenly a terrific explosion is ielt which 
shakes the ship to its very perineum. A thin 
trickle ot water can be seen coming under the 

Duey: We've been hit. 

DeVito: It's a lie. 

Voice from Loud-Speaking System: Abandon 
ship! Abandon ship! 

Migliori: They can't do this to me. 

Cressman: Solemnly. We can't leave this pa- 
tient now. 

Salines: He's right. Remember your Navy 

Duey: Gently wiping away a tear with a ster- 
ile mop. Yes men. We must go down with our 

Migliori: Scalpel. 

Edward: Hemostat. 

The water rises. In the ethereal light ot the 
sinking ship the taint sound ot music is gradu- 
ally heard. As it moved by the same spirit, the 
men begin to pick up the song. Slowly the chorus 
swells until the very walls reverberate with the 
sound ot their voices. Sung to the tune ot Loch 
Lomand: "Now you take the high road 
And I'll take the low road, 
And I'll be at the cecum before you." 

As the scene closes, Edward and Migliori op- 
erate grimly on, the water swirling about their 

— Curtain — 

Same as Scene I. As the curtain rises, the 
class is kneeling in silent prayer tor the heroic 
Navy men. 

DeVito: Break it up. Calvanese puts away the 
dice and everyone returns to his seat. 

Ann: Where were we? 

DeVito: At Troyen. 

Ann: What about it, Harry? 

Troyen : As it trying to convince himselt. It 
looked like a congenital anomaly to me. 

DeVito : What looked like a congenital anom- 

Troyen: The abdominal aorta. 

DeVito: What about it? 

Troyen: With a shrug ot his shoulders. I in- 
cised it. 

Ann: So — 

Troyen: First I put a hemostat on, but it didn't 

hold. And then my elbows, and then my teeth 
and then — and then — 

DeVito: And then? 

Troyen: Weakly. I drowned. 

Class: Considerable laughter. 

DeVito: To Ann. Could it be? 

Troyen: By the way, I have an announcement. 

Class: Applause. 

Troyen: Those of you who didn't get your 
favors for the Blue and Gold — The rest ot his 
words go unheard in the tremendous ovation 
which follows. 

DeVito: Quiet. Who's next? 

Ann: Beatrice Troyan. There is no reply. 
Beatrice Troyan! 

Gladys Rosenstein: She'll be back in a min- 

Class: Coarse laughter. 

Ann: Torres-Oliver. 

Torres-Oliver: Fewema of wa wulwa. 

DeVito: It sounds improbable but go ahead. 

Ann: Tomlinson, you're next. 

Tomlinson: Slowly gets to his teet and in the 
manner of a man about to tace death. Well, 
somebody had to be first. Takes a deep breath 
and blurts: Post-operative collapse from a pros- 
tatic resection. 

Class rises to a man and cheers. 

Ann: Thomas? 

Thomas: Me too. 

Class: More cheers. 

Meanwhile, someone has set fire to Fortner's 
newspaper which is making a cheery blaze. 

DeVito : Let's knock off for lunch. 
— Curtain — 

This scene takes place in the women's locker 
room ot Mount Olympus. Bea Troyan and Laura 
Winner are talking. 

Laura: They called on you. 

Beatrice: So what? There is a moment ot si- 
lence. Not to change the subject but how do you 
suppose Ann became a secretary? 

Laura: She took on C.C.F.'s job when she 
passed on. 

Beatrice: Who was dean, then? 

Laura: It was Rommer and I see what you 

Beatrice: Where's Gladys? 

Laura: I don't know, she ought to be here by 

There is a scratching at the door. As it opens, 
Gladys Rosenstein can be seen surveying the 
room with her cool grey eyes. She is dressed in 
tight fitting black satin and takes occasional 
puffs on a perfumed cigaret trom an ivory holder. 


Beatrice: Why Gladys, how you've changed! 

Gladys: Shedding her sophistication like a 
shell as she crosses down stage. Bea giggles. 
It was my fourth husband who did it. The first 
three were like so much water over the dam. 
But the fourth — out of this world! 

Beatrice: Tell us more. 

Gladys: He was the Baron Charles von Eding- 
erundwestpfhal. We met in Cannes. I was there 
getting a divorce from Theodore Divine. 

Beatrice: Not Theodore Divine, the famous 
star of stage, screen and radio! 

Gladys: Who else? 

Laura: I can name six other guys. 

Gladys: Pulling her skirt down to her knees. 
If you are referring to my sixth husband, I wish 
you wouldn't use that tone of voice. Poor An- 
drew — looks dreamily oil into space. What a 
heavenly summer. We were motoring back to 
Paris from Nice — 

Luisa Gonzales-Quinones: For Christ's sake. 
Somebody help me in with this beer. Enters with 
some difficulty carrying a case of quarts. 

Beatrice: Thank God you've come. Bites cap 
off bottle with her teeth. 

Louisa: Sits down. What a relief. The girls 
open the beer. 

Laura: Well, this seems like old times. 

Gladys: Yes, the good old days. 

Beatrice: Laura, before I forget it, I want to 
congratulate you for your splendid work on 

Luisa : What was that? 

Beatrice: Don't tell me you haven't heard of 
the internationally famous Winner Foundation? 

Luisa : With a knowing smile. Oh, foundation! 

Beatrice: Not that kind, stupid. 

Gladys: No, the Winner Foundation. Thinks a 
minute. The Winner International Foundation for 
the Prevention and Treatment of Dysparrheunia 
in Homeless Cats. 

Laura: It was really nothing at all. 

Beatrice: Nonsense. I remember a lovely 
angora I had once that I couldn't — 

Laura: Let's not go into that. Your books 
brought you considerable fame yourself, Bea. 

Gladys: Shaking her golden curls. And to 
think I missed them. Living abroad, you know. 

Laura: I ! m still surprised you didn't hear of 
her last book. It sold 100,000 copies in England 

Gladys: What was the title, for heaven's sake? 

Laura: Thinking. Let me see. Oh, yes. "Solving 
Your Left-Over Meat Problems." 

Gladys: I may vomit. 

Luisa : Menacingly. Just because you and 

your eight husbands ate nothing but pate de 
foie gras and cold Vichysoisse is no reason to 
be so damned insulting. 

Gladys: Menacingly right back. I was not in- 

Beatrice: The hell you weren't. 

Laura: To Beatrice. Don't you speak to Gladys 
that way. Punches Beatrice in the eye. Luisa 
kicks Laura where she sits as Gladys seizes 
Luisa by her hair with some force. The curtain 

descends midst the tumult of the struggle 

— Curtain — 

The setting is the same as Scene I. As the 
curtain goes up Foulk can be seen giving him- 
self a hot foot. 

DeVito: The meeting will please come to or- 
der. Quiet. Foulk, put out that fire. What's the 
idea, anyway? 

Foulk : Anything for a laugh. Laughs. 

DeVito: Ann, who's next? 

Ann: Souder. 

Souder: Mr. President, Mr. President. Has he 
come yet? 

DeVito: Don't think so. 

Souder: You know very well we shouldn't 
have started this meeting until we were all 
present. It shows a definite lack of delicacy to 
be going on as if he were going to die any 

DeVito : But he is. 

Ann: Picking up roll sheet. All right, Souder, 
cut the technicalities and tell us what finished 

Souder: With a wry face. That jar of pickles. 
It wasn't exactly that jar of pickles so much as 
it was the quart of scotch I had before it. 

Ann: Put in a word. 

Souder: Gulping a mouthful of his sippy diet. 

Suddenly, before a single wise crack can be 
made, there is the sound of tremendous thunder. 
Lightning flashes across the stage as the set is 
rocked with vibrations. Solemnly the members 
of the class group themselves in a circle. The 
noise gradually subsides into awesome silence. 

Then, in the center of the circle a delicate 
lavender vapor appears accompanied by a faint 
hissing sound. Slowly the mist forms into the 
shape of a man which gradually solidifies, re- 
vealing — revealing — BERTRAM POLUDNIAK, 
nude to the ears and carrying a briefcase. 

Class: Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! for Smoky 

DeVito : Offering his hand. As President of the 
(Continued on Page 246) 


JACK F. LEEDOM, JR. "Sheriff 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '40 

Alpha Sigma; Reimann Oncological; Paxson Obstetrical; Newman Club. Internship: 

Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Sheriff," a name given to Jack in our Sophomore year, because some man 
named Leedom was the sheriff on a case presented. It is a good name for our hero 
for he has a heck of a job rounding up frat members of the "Sig's". I am sure Jack 
could have used a gun on many an occasion. 

Jack came from Temple just to get away, saying, "Four years of Temple is more 
than any Irishman could stand; besides what's wrong with Hahnemann?" Jack's 
extra-curricular activities can be summed up by this word, "Preis". Jack's only 
ambition is to justify his father's faith in him. 


Media, Pa. Villanova 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Newman Club; Lane; Van Lennep. 

Russ, to his friends, was always found in among the back row boys either 
taking notes, throwing the bull between classes or hot-footing some sleeping slave. 
A natural left-handed hoister, Russ was a good frat man, never missing an after- 
meeting session nor any social event. His mental attitude was envied, always alert, 
pensive, placid, biting a well-smoked pipe. His wardrobe, his freedom from regi- 
mentation, his love for music and a lovable wife have blended themselves • well 
in turning out a charming personality. 

IRVING L. LICHTENSTEIN "Irv" "Chief," "Lover" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '41 

Boericke Therapeutic Society; Phi Delta Epsilon Frat; Historian (2); V. Consul (3); 

Inter-Fraternity Council (4); National Board Applicant; Medic (Editor-in-Chief). 

Internship: Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Irv's" energy and efficiency manifested itself from the very beginning of our 
Freshman year. Despite his kidding in class, his prowess at money ball, his special 
seat in Freshman surgery; he was always ahead when it came time for examinations. 

It was in our Sophomore year that "Irv's" capacity for work became evident; 
for in addition to the overwhelming host of Sophomore subjects, he undertook the 
additional burden of National Board Examinations. Of course, all of his endoavors 
were met with the high success that won for "Irv" the respect of the entire class. 
We could never quite understand "Irv's" uncanny ability to show up for roll calls. 

"Irv" was chosen by the Senior Class and the Medical Council as Editor-in- 
Chief of the Year Book. It was a question how he managed time not only for this, 
National Boards, and a Junior Internship, but also for keeping so many girls happy. 
However, it is understandable in the light of his intense sincerity, his boundless 
energy, his genuine enthusiasm, and above all — his unquestioned ability. 


Moorestown, N. J. Johns Hopkins Univ. 

Redman Pediatric; Fisher Pathological; Medical Science; Student Institute (4); B. & 

G. (3); Soft Ball. Internship: Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, N. J. 

For two years Harry was a quiet, serious person concentrating almost exclusively 
on his studies while commuting from Moorestown. In his third year he moved to 
Philadelphia, took a look around, and decided he could stand the atmosphere. 

So gradually he moved about and there followed the numerous expressions and 
stories in his wake. "Hopkins." "Did I tell you about the dance he had with T. D." 
"So we stood up in the Skyride taxi and rode down Broadway pretending it was a 
tank." "One time in Panama." Always these amusing stories were accompanied 
by gestures and wry comments. 

Then came the Senior year, Allentown, the deluge. There Harry learned the 
vagaries of the human mind and displayed a remarkable practical knowledge of 

Following a cold ride back from Allentown in Rus Levis' convertible, Harry 
decided a Junior Internship was the necessary touch he needed. But with the in- 
ternship came "troubles, all my troubles". After two months Harry decided that work 
came first, spiced with an occasional date with an Irish nurse. "I put a half-nelson 
on her and she threw me." Then came the best dance at Hahnemann, the Inter- 
fraternity dance, which left an indelible mark in Harry's life. 

Still Harry maintained his high scholastic record and also squeezed in a very 
creditable record in the National Boards. 

ANGELO J. MANIGLIA "Angle," "Wingy" 

Altoona, Pa. B.S., Juniata '39 

Lambda Phi Mu; Newman Club. Internship: Altoona General Hospital, Altoona, Pa. 
To say that Angelo is a conscientious, hard-working student would be a gross 
understatement of fact. Among the industrious students this Altoona lad takes the 
lead. Four years of hard and serious study in a two by four room on Summer Street 
which occasionally became stenched with coal gas, depicts his strong and persevering 
character. This sense of responsibility and work was not limited to Angelo alone for 
he often imposed such a sense of duty upon his classmates. The halls of Hahne- 
mann will echo long after he has gone with the cry "Get those histories done, by 
gosh" — the so familiar verbal flailing given to his cohorts whether they desired 
it or not. 

Perhaps the attitude described above can be better understood when we realize 
that Angie was not as fortunate as most of us. He had to work in the railroad yards 
at Altoona before coming to Hahnemann and he therefore more readily appreciated 
the opportunity of becoming a doctor. 



Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '41 

Van Lennep Surgical; Phillips Anatomical; Senior Class Secretary (4); Medic (3 

and 4); Newman Club; Lambda Phi Mu; Army Council. Internship: Philadelphia 

General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

What a character! He is one of the most unusual types we have ever had the 
odd-fortune of meeting. He is a personality which does not reveal itself on first 
examination; but we must know John in order to appreciate his overwhelming 
humor and dynamic wit. Here is a student who is able to combine both the interests 
of medicine and the joys of school-doings. 

We are seriously considering Johnny as a charter-member of the "puss-out" 
club, otherwise known among our group as the "Lethargic League". You know, 
Johnny is definitely of the "insisting" variety. He grows on a person. 

Regardless of all this, Johnny has grown to be very dear to us, and we wish 
whole-hearted success to him. 


Aberdeen, S. D. B.S., Univ. of South Dakota '41 

Director Hahnemann Dance Band; B. & G. Committee (4). Internship: Mt. Carmel 

Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Mich. 

"Wiff" hails from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Before migrating East his presence 
graced South Dakota University and Medical School. During this period he took 
time off to do several things — not least of which was a contract of marriage — 
consummated some five years ago, the outcome of which resulted in a male heir, 
Jackie. While all this was taking place, "Daddy Martin" was busily engaged in 
rendering piano recitals and composing his own selections. 

Far from giving up his musical "forte" — "Wiff" became maestro for the "Stinky 
Five" — a solid quintette of musicians who supplied the music for the Curtis Fritz 
Foundation dances and kept student morale high by their noon hour jive sessions. 

Between his music and study of medicine, "Wiff" spends his time arguing the 
virtues of the West over those of the East. The discussion is invariably short fired 
when "Wiff" haughtily asserts that any person who has never been over 100 miles 
from home is hardly in any position to argue the point. 


Orange, N. J. B.S., Rutgers Univ. '40 

Lane Medical; Phillips Anatomical; Newman Club; Hollis Otolaryngological; Van 

Lennep Surgical; Medical Science; Boericke Therapeutic; Class President (3); 

Class Treasurer (1 and 2); Medic Staff; Lambda Phi Mu. Internship: Newark City 

Hospital, Newark, N. J. 

"Marucki", who gave forth his first howl of protest in Orange, New Jersey, was 
shipped to us by Rutgers University via New York University. 

His past personal history included the usual childhood diseases, a fellowship 
in physiology at N. Y. U., and a brief sojourn at Woods Hole, a taste for Chinese 
prints, a horrible mania for mystery stories, and an occasional date. 

Horace came to the political fore early in his career and beginning as Treas- 
urer in our Freshman year rose to office of Presidency in our Junior year, when he 
gave up politics to become a junior interne. Throughout our stay he has amazed 
us with his inexhaustibly unique and prolific vocabulary and fertile imagination. 


Jersey City, N. J. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '40 

Phillips Anatomical; Hollis Otolaryngological; Phi Lambda Kappa (President); Inter- 
Fraternity Council. Internship: Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, N. J. 
A truly big man in size, ability, heart, and understanding, Dan has set his own 
pace. Unworried, quick, calmly, competently, and oblivious of latrine rumors that 
made our blood pressure curve look like a Kymographic record, he kept to simple 
principles. He is full of purpose and more so of determination. This, he exhibited, by 
being the first in the class to refuse to purchase "Bernie's" super-duper skin book 
despite "Our teachers" most incensed tirades. Among his many diversions we find 
a lover of the pure arts. His attendance at the Academy was a must. This love 
strangely enough coincided with his entrance into the Army. Dan, a slow man to 
get excited, is a cyclone when aroused — take any sport, it takes hours to coax him 
to a field, and then more to get him to quit. 

His sincerity and beliefs in his fraternity, Phi Lambda Kappa, were rewarded 
by his election to the Presidency. 

CHARLES T. McCUTCHEON "Charlie," "Mac" 

Highland Park, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '41 

Paxson Obstetrical; Medical Science (President); Phi Alpha Gamma; Lane Medical 

(President); Redman Pediatric; Aesculapian; Inter-Fraternity Council. Internship: 

Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

This is Chuck — suave, soft-spoken and slightly on the worrisome side when his 
rumors backfire. He came to us from the Univ. of Penn. Fun loving, genial and an 
eager student in the best sense of the word. Chuck rated high in the class. 

His pursuit of happiness made him turn to a charming Wave, Mildred by name, 
who succeeds in occupying his week-ends very well. 

Though a true friend of Frank Souder, this did not prevent him from attending 
the Benedict Hall 12-1 clinic where he claims to have beaten Marucci at money-ball 
countless times. 

His main sport consists of picking up Eddie Parker, Cas Castagna and Marucci 
and making a break-neck dash for reveille and then getting there ten minutes early. 

When not playing money-ball he can be found debating matters philosophic 
with Joe Gambescia. 



(Continued from Page 243) 
Class of 1944 I want to welcome you as the last 
member to arrive. 

Poludniak: Deprecating ly. Sorry to be late. 
Glances down at his nakedness. Oh, no! Clap- 

ping his hand to his forehead, he sinks to the 

DeVito: Is there a doctor in the house? 

Milkie: Looking up from his notes. Will you 
repeat that, please? 

Q. J. Cfdp, 


(Composed by a Senior on the basis of actual 
facts; all incidents mentioned are true.) 

"It's so tough, this reveille at 8:30; 

Makes me lose some sleep, you see. 
Those guys are too tough on us, 

What do they think we're gonna be?" 

He was only a kid when he joined, my brother, 
A tast-liver, tough as hell, a natural, 

It was "Semper Fidelis" for him, fhaf one, 
And it wasn't long till over he had gone. 

"Three days a week military class? 

Jeez! That's too damn much, Joe! 
Say, who does that C. O. think he is? 

I'd like to tell that so and so." 

He left some blood and sweat in the Hell 
Oi the Solomons; sand, jungle, fear, 

All tasted the vitality oi the young kid, 
Jap bastard! You don't belong here! 

"Drill — extra detail — articles of war! 

Holy Joe, I'm sleepy, let's go, it's six; 
Give me a break, Sarge, no more, 

I gotta eat now, it's six." 

He stayed in Aussie-land tor awhile then, 
Patching up the path oi a Jap slug; 

Nice hospital? Hell, no, open country there, 

Good for a wounded guy, toughens 'em up 
for fair. 

"It's so damn hot here in this room, 
It's so cold out here in the yard, 

Hurry up — call 'dismissed' quick, 
Standing ten minutes is G. D. hard." 

New Guinea now; rain, loul slime, 
Crawling, hot jungle, and sun. 

He marched and crawled for hours, 

Feet blistered; but for awhile they'd won. 

"What, no vacation? Well, look here! 

He can't do that to us, and now, 
I won't do this or that for spite. 

By Jeez, I'll show him, and how." 

Rest? Hell, no, boys, there's a little place 
Called Tarawa, not too far away; 

Seems some more yellow bellies 
Figure on coming there to stay. 

"Why, he can't put me out of here, 

I came here to get an M.D. 
Court-martial? What the hell is this? 

Med school is too good for the Army." 

Don't stop to wipe that bayonet, boys, 
Your buddies are falling too fast. 

Tarawa was real Hell, Blood and Noise, 
"We gotta stay here to the last." 

You lousy jerk! You've got it soft, 

What've you to gripe for? 
Shed some sweat! Save your blood! 

And still you want more. 
You make me sick. 
Because you always kick, 

And it's you I'm fighting for!!! 



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Ricketts: "I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all 

dedicate to closeness and bettering of my mind." 

— The Merchant of Venice. 

Sappington: "What! my dear Lady Disdain! 

are you yet living?" — The Comedy of Errors. 

Griffiths: "In the world I fill a place which 
may be better supplied when I have left it 
empty." — As You Like It. 

Steinhilber: "Here are a few of the unpleas- 
antest words that ever blotted paper." 

— The Merchant of Venice. 
Phillips: "This is Ercle's vein." 

— A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
Lane: "Give me your hand and let me feel 
your pulse." — Ibid. 

Eberhardt: "Unquiet meals make ill diges- 
tions." — The Comedy ot Errors. 

Carpenter: "I shall laugh myself to death." 

— The Tempest. 
Gratch: "Contagious blastments are most im- 
minent." — Hamlet. 

Chandler: " 'Tis no time to talk." 

—King Henry VI, Part III 
Snyder: "Stands it true or false?" 

— All's Well That Ends Well. 
Wells: "Better three hours too soon than a 
minute late." — The Merry Wives ot Windsor. 

Mutch: "What he hath scanted men in hair, 
he hath given them in wit." 

— The Comedy of Errors. 
Craig: "He draweth the thread of his verbosity 
finer than the staple of his argument." 

— Love's Labour Losf. 
Paxson: "He doth nothing but talk of his 
horse." — The Merchant of Venice. 

Geary: "With the help of a surgeon he might 
yet recover." — A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Crowthers: "Great with child and longing for 
stewed prunes." — The Merry Wives of Windsor. 
Redman: "Man delights not me, nor our wom- 
en neither." — Hamlet. 

Goldsmith: "Thy blood runs hot and sweet." 

— King Lear. 
Weinstock: "This is the unkindest cut of all." 

— Julius Caesar. 
Ashcraft: "Today will be a bloody day for 
somebody." — King Lear. 

Cook: "He stopped not once to catch his 
breath." — King Richard II. 

Fischer: "I must be cruel only to be kind." 

— Hamlet. 
Scott : "For I am nothing if not critical." 

Martin: "The hardest knife ill used doth lose 
his edge." — Sonnet Ninety-five. 

Beutner: "Throw the physic to the dogs." 

— Macbeth. 

"Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort 
As if he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit 
That could be moved to smile at anything." 

— flomeo and Juliet. 
Viglioni: "He was wont to speak plain and to 
the purpose." — The Comedy of Errors. 

VlSCHER: "And with my words weave sleep 
about you like a shawl." 

— Measure tor Measure. 
Favorite: "I gathered fruit in ancient lands 
and tropic places. — As You Like It. 

Schollenberger: "Bind his wounds anew." 

— King Henry IV. 
Clay: "Speak no further word lest hearing 
leave these ears." — King Lear. 

Boericke: "I have yet room for six more 
scotches." — Anthony and Cleopatra. 

Warren: "How come this monster into being?" 

Schmidt: "He hath a daily beauty in his life." 

— Othello. 
Sylvius: "Dispense with trifles." 

— The Merry Wives of Windsor. 
Pearson: "So sweet and voluble is his dis- 
course." — Love's Labour Losf. 

Haines: "And when I open my lips; let no 
dog bark." — The Merchant of Venice. 

Conwell: "O, how full of briers is this work- 
ing-day world!" — As You Like It. 

Taggart: "What a case am I in." — Ibid. 
Mattern: "A little pot and soon hot." 

— The Taming of the Shrew. 
Hepburn: "Sits as one new risen from a 
dream." — Ibid. 

Lee: "Laugh yourselves into stitches." 

—All's Well that Ends Well. 
Hessert: "All the perfumes in Arabia will not 
sweeten this little hand." — Macbeth. 

Geckler: "Silence that dreadful bell." 

— Othello. 


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Nesquehoning, Pa. A.B., Univ. of Penn. '4 J 

Medic; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Coming to Hahnemann irom the University of Penn., a tall blond, lanky and 
full of the devil guy was "Mac". Whenever things became a little stagnant John, 
being an adept pianist, could always be depended upon to render the old time 
songs, bar-room style. 

In December, 1943, "Mac" married Genevieve Lockwood, a former classmate 
at the Univ. of Penn., and since then can be seen each morning running up 15th Street 
trying to make reveille on time. His batting average is about 50-50 and on Saturday 
afternoons he was often observed doing extra duty all decked out in his fatigues. 
In his other spare moments, John can be seen "tilting" the pin-ball machines at 

"Mac's" greatest delight is to spin a tall yarn and get someone to believe it. 
However, Dr. Geckler didn't seem to enjoy John's humorous answer of "Buck's Ex- 
tension" and treatment of fracture of the femur, or "Was it meant of be humorous, 

As one of the Fort Meade Group "Mac's" wit was still undaunted. We'll never 
forget the night he gave an impromptu performance on the piano at the PX. Every 
Army lad there congregated round him and sang to their heart's content. The 
revelry was rudely interrupted by the proprietor who gave "Mac" hell for affording 
us a little diversion. John didn't say a word and when the tirade was finished, the 
melodious tunes of the "Funeral Dirge" burst forth as the berator walked off. 

Erie, Pa. B.S., Haverford College '41 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Boericke Therapeutic; Fisher Pathological; Aesculapian; Medical 

Science; Student Institute (Treasurer); Soft Ball; Medic Staff. Internship: Medical 

Center, Jersey City, N. J. 

This little man hails from Erie, Pa., where it is rumored that he was washed 
upon the rugged shore of Lake Erie. "Mac" not only mastered the basic sciences at 
Haverford College but also the science of light sports. According to well-informed 
sources Jack spent many happy hours on the Haverford cricket field and always 
after a strenuous game adjourned to the "local tea room". 

To say the least he is a man of extremes, definitely a devotee of the Dixieland 
Jazz, still classical musical holds him spellbound; scientific books the more involved 
the better, yet on any Sunday, the comic sheet is scrutinized carefully. He enjoys 
a good noisy party, but a bottle of Scotch and soft music with all the comforts of 
home is his weakness. Small in stature but actually a mental giant; considered by 
some to be the "brain" of the class because of his ability to associate all former 
knowledge with the problem in question. 

Newark, N. J. A.B., Upsala College '41 

Lambda Phi Mu; Hollis Otolaryngological; Inter-Fraternity Council; Soft Ball. Intern- 
ship: Newark City Hospital, Newark, N. J. 

"If you think you are tough, I will tell you what I will do. When we get our 
checks from the Army the both of us will go into the elevator and leave our 
checks outside. The one who comes out first keeps both." None who had this dare 
took Tony up on this little venture. Having had four years of collegiate football 
under his belt at Upsala College, "Merk" was not the man on whom to risk your 
hard earned money from Uncle Sam. 

Besides excelling in athletics Tony was an "A" student in most of his studies. 
To show he was never a book worm, "Merk" was quite active in extra-curricular 
activities, especially the movies. 

Between the short vacations of his Sophomore and Junior year Tony found time 
to get married and take a short honeymoon, on 15th Street. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Villanova College 

Paxson Obstetrical; Phi Delta Epsilon; Glee Club. Internship: Frankford Hospital, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Two loves had he" when only a Freshman, and although he still takes pride 
in his photographic abilities, his nights are now spent at home where he over- 
whelms his blonde heart-throbbing "Gladys" with his prowess in the "G" clinic. 

"Izzy" always appears serene and nonchalant, yet his rapid-fire talk has 
won many an argument. 

With the confidence of a well-groomed diplomat he is always ready to lend 
a helping hand — his girth being a measure of his eagerness to serve fellow 

Strength of conviction and confidence beyond reproach in his own ability ex- 
plains the ease with which he was able to so successfully pass the avalanche of 

A victim of acute narcoleptiform seizures during the first half of his stay at 
Hahnemann (before wedding bells) the latter half found "Izzy" on the front row 
jotting down every sound uttered by the lecturers. 


TRENTON, N. J. Temple Univ. 

Paxson Obstetrical. Internship: St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, N. J. 

"Scrappy" is about the only name that could describe our hero. Tough, plenty 
clever, and very inquisitive. Scrappy is getting more out of his medical learning 
than most of the other members of the class. His kindly "Speak a little louder, 
Doctor" saved many boys the disgust of not taking notes because they couldn't 
hear. His many feuds with various class members kept us in stitches as he ex- 
pounded and quoted from authors we never dreamed existed. Trenton will get a 
good man, one not to be quieted when he is right and the cause is good. 



Washington, D. C. L. S. U. 

Newman Club. Internship: Gallinger Municipal Hospital. Washington, D. C. 

The study of Fred is the study of a man. Hahnemann has found another lasting 
friend in him. 

Quite unimposing in stature, Fred was really mighty of purpose. His determined 
approach to the study of medicine finally gained for Fred the recognition and 
friendship of the best students of the class, although to the end it frightened 
and antagonized a certain obscure fraction less strongly drawn and less zealous. 

It was Fred's nature always to return a favor with twice its worth. Really 
sensitive of nature and always reasonable in manner and kind of heart, Fred 
made many friends wherever he went. He never forgot a friend, and even in the 
hours of his best success he never assumed an affected manner. 

A loyal and faithful friend, a determined student, and a stout defender of 
Hahnemann, Fred gained the esteem of those who knew him, and what is more, 
he kept it. 


North Bergen, N. J. Bucknell, Univ. 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Boericke Therapeutic (President); Fisher Pathological (Co- 
chairman); Lane Medical; Van Lennep Surgical; Redman Pediatric; Reimann 
Oncological. Internship: Orange Memorial Hospital, East Orange, N. J. 
North Bergen was good to Hahnemann, for it sent Peter there. Minck is a mild 
sort of a fellow who speaks only when necessary; then only, with words very par- 
ticular, his opinion is expressed. A true fraternity man, he worked hard to give the 
Gamma members the greatest aid possible in the form of notes, lectures and various 
other means gathered from his own experience. Following the advice and example 
of his friends, he, too, married. His wife is a charming person he met at Bucknell. 
Pete has the makings of a good Doctor; a good head, an aggressive spirit, a very 
good decorum and a desire to do much for the advancement of medicine as taught 
at Hahnemann. 


Columbia, Pa. Elizabethtown, College 

Glee Club; Hollis Otolaryngological; Phillips Anatomical; Medical Science. Internship: 

Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. 

One of the features of the Glee Club concerts during the past three years was 
the tenor section — songbird with the soldierly gait and the totem pole posture. The 
peculiar vibrations of Ben's head, as he hit the high notes, was a source of great 
enjoyment to the audience, although it undoubtedly added to the vocal efficiency. 

At Hahnemann, Ben became known for his quiet manner and his studiousness 
and leaving a job well done. He soon proved that he was an opportunist, and not 
nearly as retiring as we thought — for he was of the first in uniform to promptly desert 
the ranks of bachelorhood, in the middle of the Junior year. 


Perth Amboy, N. J. B.S., Seton Hall '41 

Redman Pediatric; Van Lennep Surgical; Hollis Otolaryngological; Pi Upsilon Rho; 

Newman Club. Internship: St. Michael's Hospital, Newark, N. J. 

It was four years before his classmates got to know him. He was found out to 
be a rather quiet fellow around school, well liked, easy going, not upset by triviali- 
ties, and maintaining a beaming countenance. 

With his arrival at Hahnemann, "Gus" was tabbed a regular fellow. Although 
he has been kidded about his nickname, no one will ever discover the story 
surrounding it. 

Many were the times when "Gus" was seen with his roommate, "Scoot," for 
these two seemed inseparable. Regardless of when or where, they always sought 
one another. 

The social world did not find him unconcerned for his time was well occupied 
with a date for all occasions. More than one discovering maiden has found him to 
be entertaining, amusing and somewhat confusing. He should do well with his 
female patients. 

Not only was he a socialite, but indeed primarily a student, for when it came 
to school matters, he was never one to procrastinate for he was the type who would 
have his work done on time. Gus has shown great interest in Obstetrics. 


Lonsdale, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '41 

Newman Club. Internship: Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pa. 

Annie, our large blue-eyed, brown-haired coed, is one of the first group of 
girls to ever attend Hahnemann. She received her A.B. degree from Temple Uni- 
versity, where she began her career of being "just one of the boys". 

Her views about how easy we had it at school were at times a point of antag- 
onistic reproach. This is understandable, because at the time her husband was with 
the Armed Forces in England. 

Annie's amusing anecdotes were a constant source of entertainment to us. Who 
can forget the times she would tap some upsuspecting friend on the shoulder and 
say, "Ask Dr. Craig where the Sacro-Uterine is attached," or "Call up and see if we 
have class." Her diagnosis in clinics were always startling — if unique! 

Annie is our class "Dorothy Dix" — and is usually seen attentively listening to 
some sad story. She is very fond of children and perhaps some day will raise her 
own pediatric specimen. 



Orchids to Newlin and Hunter and Hank, 
Crowthers and Evans, we'd all like to thank. 
Mock, Mutch and Gates, tor that matter, too, 
Orchids, blue orchids, oh, orchids to you. 


You taught us breech extractions on those rub- 
ber mannekins. 

We do them now as neat as lobster a la rame- 

On a version that's podalic 

Or with torceps placed cephalic 

We are gentle, not like lions, but like lambekins. 

We empty out the bladder when there seems 

some disproportion, 
And mother's tears won't force us into doing an 

It there's a chance of an infection, 
We give Sanger a rejection. 
To say our skills were small would be distortion. 

We measure up the pelvis with an air and with 

a flourish, 
And prescribe prenatal diets that taste good, as 

well as nourish. 
It there's one spot we're at home in 
It's the preg-e-nant abdomen. 
Grateful mothers bring us irankincense and 


Should the gravids start to vomit in accouche- 
ment' s early days, 

We rest them in bed or on, at least, a lounge 
that's chaise. 

For the psychic shock that wrecked 'em 

We give bromides by the rectum. 

Angel accolades can't render us sufficient words 
ot praise. 

Though you have no intuition from the words ot 

Which are found above in this, the 1944 edition; 
That though we're very classy 
On a six months' pregnant chassis — 

When it's time tor the birth 

We sag at the girth. 

When she starts to unload 

Our wits hit the road. 

When the amnions burst, 

Conditions are worst. 
So we give up all commission and call in an 

Orchids to Newlin and Hunter and Hank, 
Crowthers and Evans, we'd all like to thank. 
Mock, Mutch and Gates, tor that matter, too, 
Orchids, blue orchids, oh, orchids to you. 

fyfemod of- a oLudtlooh 

Things I Didn't Know Until Now About the Fac- 
ulty. — Dr. C. L. Shollenberger, or "Brud" during 
his undergraduate years at Hahnemann, was 
twice president, thought he was going to spe- 
cialize in Psychiatry and was known as the 
conscientious lover. — Dr. M. Viglione: "Mike" 
was a smoothie with the barber tools before he 
took to medicine. — Dr. L. Bower, the "Tiger," 
was the class quiz kid, 1927-1931 style. — Dr. 
H. S. Cook, as the "Ghost," wanted to be a Neu- 
rologist. — Dr. I. B. Conwell was elected in 1935 
to the Vice-Presidency of the Pansy Club. — Dr. 
H. Lafferty: back in '29 "Hank" was the Big 
man at Hahnemann. As Editor-in-Chief of the 
Medic, an ex-phantom of the gridiron, a tycoon 
of extra-curricular activities, and, above all, an 
intellectual giant, his brilliant career was topped 
by membership in the "Pill Hill Trio." — Dr. W. 
Lee, "Wild Bill," was the faculty editor of the 


Medic and the outstanding verbal combat man 
in the school. His undergraduate obstetrical 
abilities were high-lighted by the delivery of a 
baby who wasn't there. — Dr. Crowthers and a 
fellow Hahnemannian in their tender year as 
freshmen interrupted in the process of making 
an addition to the school's supply of experi- 
mental animals by the gendarmerie; Fine $5. — 
Dr. R. Ricketts was voted the most original and 
wittiest of the 1928 class in spite of his distinc- 
tion as its political individualist. — Dr. W. Klin- 
man is reputed to be somewhat of a chess ex- 
pert. Hahnemann's All Time Greats — Among 
those Faculty members who have seen their 
names in Who's Who in America are the Drs. 
Boericke, Ashcraft, Reiman, and Montague. In 
1929, Dr. Lafferty was the only Irishman in the 
class not to wear a green tie on St. Patrick's 





Bronx, N. Y. A.B., Alfred Univ. '41 

Phi Alpha Gamma; Soft Ball. Internship: Medical Center, Jersey City, N. J. 

Harry was a loyal member of the "Back Row Heckler's Club." His notebook 
was unique to say the least and only his most intimate friends ever got a peek inside 
of it. It consisted of approximately thirty two by four inch pages crammed with un- 
intelligible hieroglyphics. However, the answer to any problem seemed to be in there. 

His luck in drawing for the orals was phenomenal. He would obtain such men 
as Dr. Angulo for anatomy. Dr. Fisher for Pathology, Dr. Lafferty for Obstetrics, etc., 
and yet Harry always passed with much sweat. 

He had great interest in every type of sport including the minor sports available 
near the College and was therefore variously dubbed — "Pool Shark," "Pin Ball 
Artist," etc. 

Harry is a likeable, witty, easy to know chap, whom we will all miss. 


Upper Darby, Pa. Princeton Univ. 

Paxson Obstetrical (President); Hollis Otolaryngological (President); Van Lennep 

Surgical; Boericke Therapeutic; Alpha Sigma. Internship: Hahnemann Hospital, 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Way back in the Freshman year when we noticed this energetic little guy 
running his head off answering his chemistry questions, buzzing through his dis- 
section faster than the rest of the boys we tabbed him as a good student. When 
the rest of his buddies were sweating it out before an oral from the Great White 
Father and his crowd, our hero would astound the populace by eating a hearty 
breakfast, calling up Jean, buying a lawn mower, going through Pathology twice, 
losing the key to his car and then hit the exam cold the same morning. At this 
time we thought he was a wonder man. 

During his Junior year Edward held the distinction of attending more dinner 
meetings, hearing more lectures, and eating more Broadwaad food than anyone in 
the class. In his Senior year he introduced these same speakers, but still risked the 
tranquillity of his gastric mucosa. If we have al all intimated that Eddie was a stooge 
we wish to state that while at Hahnemann he became an expert on the bank shot, a 
fearless, talented contender at money ball, and took time out to become a father. 


Greenock, Pa. B.S., Ohio Northern Univ. '39 

Alpha Sigma; Reimann Oncological; Soft Ball. Internship: Shadyside Hospital, 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

From the wilds of Ohio came Bill Pigozzi. His determination soon made it 
certain — that he was a fellow, not to be denied. "I've just got to get through," said 
Bill, when blood chemistry rolled around. It was — "Just give me a 'C in Path 
and I won't kick." His ability to come through for the big ones showed he had 
nothing to worry about. 

It was not all work with Bill, however. He soon showed his ability to combine 
studies with a few extra-curricular activities. The latter included evenings at Maxie's 
at the school firehouse at noon with a few games of pool or at some of those all 
night stands at a friendly game of cards, how he drew a Royal Flush to take a $10 
pot the boys will never figure out. 

As far as the women were concerned, Pigozzi was solid. He sort of played the 
field for the first year but then became a one-girl man. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '41 

Photography Medic. Internship: Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

As a result of his photography about medical school, Bertram Poludniak (or 
Bert to his friends) has become well known to everyone in the class of '44. Bert 
took his premedical education at Temple University, majoring in Biology. 

From the very first, Bert attracted our interest because of his unique ideas and 
viewpoints together with his diverse interests. Bert believed that one who knows 
only a single field of knowledge is not fully educated. Although his chief interest 
was the practice of medicine, he still had time and ambition enough to have several 
other interests. Although little known to most, first and most prominent was his 
interest in microscopy, much of his time being spent in delving into the "mike". 
Lastly, but more known to his class members was his interest in photography. In 
spite of all these outside interests, Bert nevertheless was able to do justice to the 
scholastic requirements of Hahnemann Medical College. 


Trenton, N. J. A.B., College of Wooster '41 

Paxson Obstetrical; Lambda Phi Mu; Class Vice President (4). Internship: McKinley 

Hospital, Trenton, N. J. 

Lefty was not a great talker, but he always had enough words for the more 
important things. He can definitely be classed as one of the reserved and more 
conscientious workers of the class. 

Lefty has a lighter side, though. He has a very sharp sense of humor, and who 
can forget the twinkle in those snapping black eyes, which, I understand, are now — 
"So much in love." Marie is a very sweet person, eh, Carmen? Never have we seen 
a pair so obviously in love, and they do look wonderful together. 

Who will forget Lefty's dash at 4:55 daily for that Trenton Express? There was 
not a teacher who could hold our young man, when this zero hour approached 
each day. Perhaps that is why he so earnestly cultivated a friendship with each 

Remember the old Proverb — "Give to the world the best you have, and the best 
will come back to you?" Well then, Carmen should surely receive the best. 


JOSEPH L. RAFFA "Raff," "Rafferty" 

New York, N. Y. A.B., New York Univ. '41 

Newman Club; Lambda Phi Mu. Internship: Fordham Hospital, New York City, N. Y. 
You could tell Raffa even if he was among the fifty million Frenchmen. He has 
a personality that always was easily discernible. Gleaming teeth, a bushy head of 
hair, a ready question no matter what the subject might have been; he didn't care, 
all he wanted was to ask somebody something. He was a sincere type and be- 
lieved whole heartedly all that he was told. Sputtering and crackling in nature, Joe 
would engage Dirr in heated arguments, only to cool when he thought that the loss 
of a friend might be at stake. Ever enthusiastic, he would take either side of any 
discussion, just as long as it was lively and provide room for disagreement and 
healthy mental exercise. It was his mind to take the opposite view and permit 
others to clarify the doubts he had. In an appraisal of himself, he doesn't believe he 
will get far; but it is here that his friends will disagree and not just for argument 

Upsala College 


Newark, N. J. 
Internship: Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, N. J. 

Tom — conservative and neat (even in those baggy sun-tans), smooth-haired, but 
can't be branded a smoothie. Confident in a modest sort of manner, capable and 
understanding, already an excellent clinician. One of those unusual personalities 
who can't be a good listener but can be a good talker. Possesses the rare and 
desirable faculty of making five or six hours sleep in class suffice for eight or ten 
hours a night. Constantly stuffing his ptotic stomach with candy — he has energetically 
served as personal physician for the past two years to the boys on the students' floor 
at the YMCA. 

Medicine is his life — to the extent of diagnosing his leaky pen as a cystitis, or 
classifying women by their diagonal conjugates. Bizarre cases never fail to respond 
to Tommy's tincture of Babellarium, undiluted placebo, or other forms of psycho- 
therapy, with 100 per cent oxygen anesthesia as his specialty. Dr. Hoffman at Allen- 
town wanted to keep him on as a consultant, but he escaped from his shackles to 
return to Philly. 

ALAN J. ROSENBERG "Rosey," "A/" 

Berlin, N. J. A.B., Bucknell Univ. '41 

Paxson Obstetrical; Orchestra; Phi Lambda Kappa (Vice President). Internship: 

West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital, Camden, N. J. 

Through the years Allen has proved that the mixture of innate love for his 
work and barrels full of good humor can result in a more than adequately prepared 
medical practitioner. All of us will well remember his "whiskey tenor" harmonizing 
to the old tunes during those few minutes before lecture and his impromptu tap 
dancing routine to the accompanying whistling strains of "Sidewalks of New York". 

To Allen the class owes many a crampless hand during the weary lecture hours 
of the Sophomore and Junior years. His familiar blue packages containing courses 
in a nutshell and exam nuggets dating back to the days when Rufus Weaver held 
sway at Hahnemann are today well thumbed and priceless treasures patiently 
awaiting state boards. Although known to few, Rosey's name rests today amongst 
Christopher, Gray, and Boyd in the Congressional Library for his contribution of 
a copyrighted edition of "Junior Notes Complete with Index". 

Several of his interests outside of medicine are playing the clarinet, skiing in 
the Poconos, and raising racing pigeons, the latter noted for their stamina because 
it is rumored that one is still on its way back from Maryland. 

Although one is well accustomed to Allen's sparkling side, underneath it all lies 
a steady, well informed medical background. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A. B., Univ. of Penn. '39 

Medical Science. Internship: Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Gladys came to Hahnemann with an A.B. degree from the University of Penn- 
sylvania, where she left a record of fine work. Among her accomplishments here are 

several publications on medical research. 

Who will ever forget the multitude of notes she took during lectures, and the 

many times we had to ask if we might copy them. Her voluminous notes corresponded 

equally to her knowledge at exams. 

Gladys was always ready and willing to help us in any way she could — a true 

friend to who you could tell your tales of woe. 

Her attitude of forbearance and solicitousness in clinics won her many returning 

patients and friends. Her views and recommendations were always taken seriously. 

STANLEY J. ROZANSKI "Sfan," "Rozie" 

Plymouth, Pa. B.S., Albright College '41 

Newman Club. Internship: Community General Hospital, Reading, Pa. 

Stan, always the same, a robust, rotund, retiring rogue, a remedy for gloom. 
Reticent in personality, stubborn of will, this reservoir of medical lore made his 
presence respected. His sides really ripple when he rationalizes on "Remodeling 
with Reducers" or "Refreshing with Repose". A ravenous reader, Rosy rambles with 
a gay repartee. "Old Faithful" is a real reveler when work is done, and realizing 
this he manages to get done early so that he might have more time to relax. 

Aside from mere "R's", Stan's greatest virtue is a genuine sincerity in regards 
to his life's work. He has sacrificed much to attain his end. The greatest compliment 
that can be given to a student is the phrase, "If I were sick I'd take a chance 
with Stan." 



rl/lucn ~s4do ^roout r/otklna 

According to the catalogue of the Hahnemann 
Medical College, the purpose of our visit to Al- 
lentown was to "study the psychopathologies, 
major and minor." There was no mention made 
of an evening extra-curricular course in "The 
Alcoholic Psychoses," in which the students 
themselves so unflinchingly participated in the 
interest of science. The exogenous poison, alco- 
hol, was administered in various triturates rang- 
ing from the lowly beer to the mighty zombie 
and at the end of the week the noble experi- 
menters were fully in accord with Dr. Edward 
Strecher in that "it (alcohol) has the quality of 
softly and rosily blurring, and even erasing, the 
hard outlines of the unsatisfactory, grim and 
forbidding realities of every-day life." 

With a fine quality blizzard and a poor qual- 
ity Toonerville trolley, nothing short of a miracle 
saw us in Allentown but four hours late. The 
city dwellers among us never saw so much 
snow and sleet at one time. After trudging 
through the snow on the hospital grounds for a 
week, Washington and the Continental Armies 
at Valley Forge had nothing on us! For those 
who had them, we never dreamed a bunch of 
guys could be so thankful for those good old 
high-top G.I. shoes! 

Your author (with apologies to Dr. Bernstein) 
had to muster courage to write "Allentown Al- 
leys." The pressure under which we have 
worked has been sensational — censorship and 
threats, as well as social excommunication, have 
been threatened, but the Medic must go on. 
Ask Irv Lichtenstein. A preacher might say that 
there are many incidents of which we cannot 
write, for they must remain seared only in the 
minds of the sinners — yeah, man, and hallelujah! 
Perhaps the following incidents will serve to 
bring back a few memories and a few laughs in 
years to come, for we shall need them. So, folks, 
no hard feelings, it's all in fun. 
"Santa Claus" 

Things started happening early when Truter 
(the Navy's gift to golf and bridge) came parad- 
ing through the lobby with a Christmas tree in 
one hand and a (?) on the other. 
"Poker Face" 

Among the various games of chance offered 
for evening relaxation was poker — just ask the 
boys who played with Marucci, who, it is ru- 

mored, earned expenses for the week. 
"Local Boy Makes Good" 

We all know why Joe Raffa made such swell 
marks in steology. He turned out to .be the best 
"bones roller" in the class. 
"Sure Thing" 

Frank Guito was never meant for gambling, 
because he likes to bet on a sure thing. (He 
brought his bride of two weeks along.) 

"It's papa who pays, or positive Friedman." 
Armand Castagna did not bring his bride of two 
weeks along. 

One of the patients spied the attractive Laura 
walking down the corridor and thereupon arose 
from his bed and followed her with nothing but 
a "Ghandi drape" for vestments. 
"V. K." 

All of us are still wondering why "V. K." (not 
the unquote variety — we mean Kemesis) felt so 
much at home and passed out so many ciga's 
in the hospital. 
"Machiavellian Politician" 

Yep, that's Nick Salvanese passing out model 
ballots and campaign promises (that out-did the 
pranoids) to all the unsuspecting inmates of the 
hospital. "Vote for me — it's a sure thing — I've 
got everybody lined up — ask Kemezis." 
"Barrage Balloons" 

After watching bad boy Baddour, Hippothy- 
roid Poludniak, and Angie Maniglia walk by, 
who was the drunk who said, "When does the 
next blimp go up?" 
"New Torture" 

After being at Allentown for a week, Baddour 
found a new way to torture Johnny (the Sum- 
mer Street Sniper) Dirr: by radio and radar. 
"Never Took a Drink in My Life" 

So says Milt Graub, but you just ask Dan 
Mason who went under first. 
"Lotus Blossom" 

Leslie Lee (not of the Virginia Lees) had to 
check in nightly by mail or phone to his little 
lotus blossom in New York, Yep, it took a Tong 
War, but she hooked him. 
"Notorious Note" 

Pulchritudinous Luisa Gonzalez, the Puerto 
Rican spitfire, was seen in that leather-tufted, 
modernistic den of iniquity — The Circlon. Yas, 


yas, Jack Griffin was there, too, in spirits. 
"Troc Trumps" 

Wonder whether Al Rosenberg and Sid Fine 
ever found the room number of those two bur- 
lesque queens. My, Sidney, what the Army has 
done for you. 
To" Rather Be Right" 

Phil Esgro insisted that Milkie was right at all 
times — even in Allentown. 

Here's something that ain't immoral; Phil 
stayed in and studied every night. (Betcha pass 
the course when Dr. Steinhilber reads this, Phil 
— no charge, thanks.) 

Ask Irv Lichtenstein why he refused to eat a 
piece of cake (early one morning) with both 

Bob Coye threatened the 250-pound bartender 
at the Circlon with a punch in the nose, called 
him a "4-F" and a dirty XX!! XOXX!! Result was 
that Coye collected the total cost of drinks for 
the evening and was promptly told to leave. 
"Anonymous" (for obvious reasons) 

Who was the married gent who remarked 
about every pair of legs that went by — "Go on, 
Harry — it's a sure thing!"? The Adam who was 
so frequently tempted is none other than Harry 
(I carry 'em in me change pocket) Makel. 

What member of the Medic Staff was chasing 
a "big, fat mama" through the hotel lobby at 
3 A. M. in the morning just begging for "one 
more kiss"? 

What prominent member of our class took the 
afternoon off because he was so sick. Yet, ru- 
mor has it that he was doing a rhumba with a 
luscious blonde late that evening in the Circlon. 

Folks must do a lot of skating in Aberdeen, 
South Dakota, because Wiff Martyn visited the 
skating rink too, too often. 

Frank (Bambi) Anderko was roaming the 
slushy streets of Allentown with a heavy heart 
due to homesickness. This ailment was soon 
cured when he sighted a brilliant neon sign. 
He consumed twenty beers and one hamburger 
and do you know what made him sick? "The 
lousy hamburger" (unquote). 
"Therapeutic Hot Pack" 

After being away from his Philadelphia cor- 
tege of women, Vic (I'm in a lover's lethargy) 
Gambone began to get violent. Therefore, Ma- 
niglia decided to administer one of those sooth- 
ing hot packs which he had seen demonstrated. 

While immersing Victor Emmanuel in the hotel 
tub, Bob Coye (returning from his recent triumph 
over the bartender) and Scrappy Migliori en- 
tered upon the scene. Before we knew it, Manig- 
lia was also in the tub on top of Gambone, 
with the little fellow gasping for air. By Archi- 
medes' principle, we had displaced a goodly 
portion of the water from the tub, much to the 
dismay of the management. Migliori promptly 
made a getaway, for, like all sailors, he feared 
the water. Total damage: Angelo ripped the 
seat of his "Sky Blue" pajamas. 
"Sleeping Sickness" 

Pete Galamaga postponed progress on this 
dreaded disease for a week in order to keep up 
with events at the Circlon. 
"Baby, Beat Me with a Bass" 

Why did Parker, McCutcheon, Kase and Sou- 
der frequent a local restaurant featuring a fe- 
male organist? All the numbers which they re- 
quested had to have a bass accompanist who 
had bee-yoo-tiful legs. (Editor's note: The bass 
accompaniment on an organ is played with the 
lower extremities.) Do ya know, Charlie, I hear 
that the WAVES have pretty nice legs, too. 
"Plug lor Allentown" 

Nick (I gotta see Jean) Salines must be a 
member of the Allentown Chamber of Com- 
merce — all he did for a week was to refute ar- 
guments to the effect that Allentown was a burg. 
Nothing like the day in clinic when the pseudo- 
hermaphrodite ("queer" to you, Brobyn) said, 
"Oh gosh, kid, there's Nicky!" 
"Groucho Marx" 

Joe Raffa must have been "in heat" during the 
first week in January. He spent most of the time 
following girls all over the city. 
"Trichophyton Interdigitale" 

Too bad they didn't have sick call at Alien- 
town for Fred (low center of gravity) Milkie. 
Can we ever forget the time he was voted the 
prize gold bricker of Fort Meade, thanks to his 
athlete's foot. 
"Champion Miler" 

If ex-Dean Pearson could make the distance 
from the hotel to the hospital in 20 minutes, he 
is the selection of the Senior Class to represent 
us in the next Olympic games. 
"Scalp Treatment" 

Rus (Tox) Levis drove his gang back to Philly 
with the car top down. Maybe the bay rum was 
too much for them, Rus — on his hair, I mean. 
"Circlon Clan" 

Most of this group received "C" as a grade for 
their work at Allentown. I doubt whether it was 
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Allentown, Pa. B.S., Muhlenberg College '41 

Pi Epsilon Rho; Newman Club. Internship: U. S. Public Health Service, Staten Island, 

New York. 

From the very beginning Nick got into the spirit of our class. As early as the 
first few days in the Histology laboratory, Nick began holding bull sessions and 
stuffing papers into his neighbor's microscope in Tommy Snyder's outer domains. 
But without the fun and kidding around Nick was always there whenever we needed 
help with our drawings or whenever we were in doubt as to the proper diagnosis 
of our slides, especially those #" * !/ salivary glands. 

It was also in our freshman year that Nick made his mark as the class fashion 
plate (neck and neck with Seymour Weinberg). Who can forget (Gad what night- 
mares!!) his neckties of all sizes, shapes and colors. 

However with the passing of time Nick was transformed from the dapper blithe- 
hearted prankster to the steady, quiet, friendly and capable fellow that he is today. 


Pottsville, Pa. Penn. State 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Business Manager Medic; Newman Club. Internship: Hahnemann 

Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Joe's external appearance gives one little insight into his mental orientation. 
Each thought is well prepared, neatly presented and to the point. His unexpected 
quotations of literary excerpts pertinent to the subject at hand disarms the severest 
critics. His mild decorum leaves one with a glow of satisfaction in having talked to 
someone pleasant, thoughtful, and respectful. 

Joe's more intimate side reveals a deep appreciation for outdoor life and English 
setters. His perplexion about affairs of the heart is disclosed by his interest in 
Dorothy Dix's column which he keenly reads whenever an opportunity avails itself. 
Joe (at the time of this writing) remains uninvolved with the feminine, although 
he is known to be an opportunist — he seems to be having trouble keeping his affec- 
tions on ice. Music does not find him indifferent. This bathroom baritone takes 
great pleasure in bellowing various college songs; many a Saturday afternoon has 
found him in conflict between lending an ear to the Met broadcast and concen- 
trating on a medical subject at hand. 


Newark, N. J. B.S., Seton Hall College '41 

Newman Club; Redman Pediatrics; Hollis Society; Pi Upsilon Rho. Internship: City 

Hospital, Newark, N. J. 

At first, "Scoot" was the typical "Joe College"- — still filled with the college 
atmosphere as shown by his plaids and a pair of dirty saddle shoes. 

"Scoot", however, can definitely be classified as both a student and a socialite. 
Even though he was a staunch believer of studying at the right time he still main- 
tained that the necessary recreation was in order. And, therefore, managed to have 
his share of fun at the different parties and dances with his friends. 

The story concerning the pronunciation of "Scoot's" last name cannot go un- 
mentioned since most professors seem to have a difficult time with it. This pro- 
nunciation has really befuddled quite a few of our teachers. It has been so bad at 
times that its recognition has been completely missed at times resulting in his 
unjustly being marked absent. 

JOHN E. S. SHUTTLEWORTH "lack," -Shuttle" 

Avalon, N. J. Ursinus College 

Fisher Pathological; Lane Medical; Redman Pediatric; Phi Alpha Gamma. Intern- 
ship: Huron Road Hospital, East Cleveland, Ohio. 

From Avalon-by-the-Sea, Jack or "Shuttle", as he is known to many of us, 
went to Ursinus for his premedical education prior to his entrance to Hahnemann. 
A rather easy going, conscientious, and hard working student with a definite individu- 
alistic tendency, he was well-liked by all. It was never difficult for him to display 
a big grin from ear to ear or to burst out with his characteristic and peculiar 
laugh, accompanied by various physical gyrations. 

When he first came to Hahnemann he, like so many of us, wondered about the 
virtues of Homeopathy. However, as time went by, his insight into the mysteries of 
this subject became greater and more understandable, so that at the present time, 
he is an ardent Homeopath. 


Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple Univ. '43 

Paxson Obstetrical; Van Lennep Surgical; Phi Delta Epsilon. Internship: St. Luke's 

Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

As early as our Freshman year Al was outstanding — he could chew gum faster 
than anyone in or about school. The harder he chewed the more he was concentrat- 
ing and if the going really became tough there was always that upper lip to pick — 
cancerogenic sort of habit. However, Al was learning medicine. 

His only disappointment, during the Sophomore year, came with the discovery 
that the girls were not to be in his Physical Diagnosis section — quite a change from 
the shy lad we had met a year ago. Who can forget the many days we saw Al 
eating in H. & H. with his notes on his dish and his mad dashes to study while on 
OBS duty at Hahnemann 

The Junior year found the "gobbler" finalist in the annual pool tournament, 
unofficial champ of the "ping pongers" and at the same time coming in actual 
contact with his first love — Obstetrics. After his return from the week at West 
Jersey Homeopathic he was a new man with a manner. To climax this glorious year, 
the "gobbler" and the "gabbler" (see Al and Harry) had quite a time with Dr. Lee 
which was all in good fun. 



Souderton, Pa. Univ. of Penn. 

Phi Alpha Gamma, Lane, Redman, Medical, Fisher, Aesculapian. Internship: Hahne- 
mann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Out of the heart of the Pennsylvania "Dutch Country", from the small metropolis 

of Souderton, came this little human dynamo. Frank is a sincere and hard worker 

and has continuously proven himself as a scholastic leader. 

Frank is well liked and admired by all, not for his ability alone, but for his 

pleasing personality and friendliness. Few men may boast of the accomplishments 

that Frank has attained and still have time for a little foolishness with the boys. 

Frank worked hard in Medical College, but that hard work paid dividends and now 

he is coming into his own. Personality, competency, learning and sincerity are fitting 

firmly into the pattern that makes a successful physician. 

Recently Frank has acquired an interest in the fairer sex. Many a pretty head 

turns toward him with the familiar "Hello Franny". It is said that he is known far 

and wide as a lover of no mean ability and his week-end jaunts to places near and 

far seem to confirm this reputation. 

"George," "Tom" 
B.S., Bucknell College '41 


Nesquehoning, Pa. 
Fisher Pathological; Alpha Sigma. 

This gift to the ladies is, by far, the easiest person in the world to get along 
with. Whether awake or a target for hot-footing fiends, he has the same gentleness. 
His true character blossomed in the last years of school. George always attends 
class and most of the time is a busy note-taker. When not studying, George spends 
a lot of time eating in H. and H. or making dates with the "Moses Boys" for a round 
of golf. George had to take up the game to find use for his time since his divorce 
from Fortner and since his posterior was beginning to spread. George has toed the 
mark at school and has a good start for medicine. 

JOHN L. TOMLINSON "Johnny," "Tom" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Western Maryland College, '41 

Phi Upsilon Rho; Blue and Gold Committee; Softball. Internship: Hahnemann Hos- 
pital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Johnnie, a native Philadelphian, received his B.A. degree from Western Mary- 
land College. His stock of quips and jokes was as inexhaustible as the number of 
his classmates who comprised his audience. Johnnie always wondered when the 
Phillies were going to have a team that would finish in the first division. 

Monday is usually Johnnie's hardest day at school. In the late afternoon, we 
can find him slumbering complacently at peace with the world. We believe the 
answer to this could be had if we would ask "Dottie" how much sleep he accumu- 
lates over the weekend. "Dottie" is his main interest, and he expects to do some- 
thing about her in the near future. 


San German, Puerto Rico. B.S., Univ. of Puerto Rico, '41 

Pi Upsilon Rho; Medic; Blue and Gold Committee; Circulo Hispano; Newman Club. 

Internship: Fajardo District Hospital, Fajardo, P. R. 

Eager to know about what he was going to find at Hahnemann, one day he 
consulted one of our graduates in Puerto Rico. Very seriously, "Luey" began to 
narrate his experiences at the San German City Hospital to Dr. Palmer. He said, 
"Doctor, I have helped the staff by giving injections, rebandaging the wounded 
and giving anesthesia under the supervision of one of the surgeons, and various 
other tasks. Do you think this is going to help me at Hahnemann?" Dr. Palmer re- 
plied in a very joking manner, "Luis, you have nothing to worry about, you are 
almost a doctor already." 

Luis has made good use of the Student Health Service. During the freshman 
year he had an attack of acute appendicitis which required immediate operation. 
In the sophomore year he was a victim of the German Measles epidemic, and in 
the junior year he was disgusted because he missed the company of the beautiful 
nurses at the hospital. In his senior year, to keep up the tradition, as soon as he had 
mild symptoms of "flu" he managed to be admitted to the hospital immediately. 

Our happy friend, Luis, has been consistently a good student with a remark- 
able ability to memorise lecture notes, whole pages of them, and to repeat them in 
his orals, word by word. 


Philadelphia, Pa. Univ. of Penna. 

Phillips Anatomical; Hollis Society. Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Among the innovations starting with our class were "The Women," and "Bea" 
was among them. Her presence in the freshman class marked the beginning of the 
fall of the Super race — man, for Bea soon showed us, I might say startled us, with 
her ready knowledge. 

In our sophomore year a subtle change was noticed in this conscientious, but 
reserved co-ed from Penn. She seemed to have that certain look about her which 
could not solely be attributed to medicine. The "Bloomery" became more under- 
standable when Bea, though still Miss Troyan on the roll sheet, became Mrs. Al 

Comes the junior year and Dr. Craig adds insult to injury by complimenting 
a "certain young lady" on one of the finest exam papers it has been his pleasure 
to receive. So we have been reconciled with this fact, that to every rule there is an 
exception, and Bea, the exception, proving that women are the weaker sex. 

There is, however, more to this reserved young lady than her brilliance as a 
medical student. Her interest in music, hikes through the woods (maybe Al's influ- 
ence), her insatiable scientific curiosity, and her patient explanations are only a 
few of the facets adding to her pleasant and quiet charm. 



for Psychiatry; probably "C" for Circlon. 
"Bumor Mongers" 

John (my wife says) McDonald and his right 
hand man, Wave McCutcheon, failed to get any 
good rumors started at Allentown. 

By the time the Allentown trip was over Ag- 
none no longer advocated massage as the treat- 
ment for cerebral apoplexy. 
"Intimate Conversation" 

Whenever indulging in such a procedure with 
Barrerio he would undoubtedly say, "Now my 
opinion of Baddour is CENSORED." By the same 
token, we had to obliterate Baddour's heartfelt 
words about Barrerio as well. This thing goes 
on and on. 

To outsiders who might venture to read this, 
let me explain: Many of these chuckles really 
belong to us alone, for we have come to know 

each other intimately in the hectic past three 

Some might unjustly say that we learned little 
about psychiatry at Allentown. As for behavior, 
it was far above the standards set by previous 
classes, who hurled paper bags filled with liq- 
uids of varying specific gravities from the hotel 
windows, ran a street car backward down the 
track, derailed it and broke a store window, im- 
mersed the house detective in a tub of water 
and ice because he failed to agree with moral 
standards set by the students. As for our class, 
Allentown didn't even know we were there. In 
regard to our academic pursuits, the good 
grades achieved in the final exam speak for 

In closing — let me leave with this message — 
"Join the ASTP and free a WAC for active duty!" 

^Jhe <^LiPe 0+ a UUif^e 

Oh, what a lite has the med-student's wife! 

Let us tell you our tale oi woe; 
In three solid years of struggle and strite, 

We've learned more than most women know. 

First chemistry came and with Heppy to blame, 
Our husbands would grind through the night. 

We brewed black coilee on a Bunsen flame, 
Can you think of a sorrier plight? 

Ten o'clock, twelve o'clock, two o'clock, three 
So bedraggled with knowledge were they, 

That in spite oi our coaxing, incessantly, 
We ne'er found a moment for play. 

The sophomore year was a wicked term, 

With pathology always in mind. 
We learned of the ovum and struggling sperm 

And got aches in our little behind. 

Then with medicine and physical diagnosis 

Our husbands examined us well; 
Upon which we teared we had all kinds ot osis 

And the thirty exams were hell. 

At last when we thought they'd have time to 

Our husbands an internship took. 
We found they practically gave us the air; 

While we sat at home with a book. 

This is our story, though the details most gory, 

We've tactfully failed to remit, 
For all of our patience, we do without glory, 

By God, it had better be worth it! 

Gynecologically and Obstetrically yours, 
Mrs. I. M. Pseudocyesis. 



I Uarietu: Senior I 

(A curious multiformed animal found in and 
about Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and 
other parts of the United States and its pos- 
sessions. Full grown males, females and neuters 
used after three years of careful confusing, brew- 
ing, mixing, scattering then gathered in room 
very hot and permitted to sweat and melt into 
the desired form.) 

GENERALITIES . . . The type of person is 
either fat or thin, blond, brunette or hairless; 
various complexions; more male than female; 
(Navy and civilians included with females) dis- 
gusted with exams; easily fooled by rumors; 
always griping, very irritable; never agreeing 
with anybody; always wanting nuggets; scared 
of own shadow; most want to be left alone; few 
may try to stir up things; sweat in Room C; feel 
better after 6 P. M.; worse at 8:30 A. M. and 
through rest of day; try to out do each other; 
like to sit close together (shoulder to shoulder); 
worse in summer; worse in winter; periods of 
hard work; like no work better; not a polycrest 
nor a panacea; age group about 25 to 32; loves 
to bull. 

A remedy of modern life; nervous; irritable; 
much mental work; lead sedentary life; found 
studying; in close application of work; with 
mental strain seeks escape with coffee, wine, 
beer, etc.; may use tobacco or benzedrine; eats 
in restaurants; picks rich and spicy foods; wom- 
en help him forget worries of the day; late hours 
with subsequent big heads, dyspepsia, irritable 
temper; sometimes DTs; takes cathartics, Car- 
ter's little liver pills, vitamins, and castor oil, 
aspirins, mineral water or another drink. 

AFFINITY . . . Hospital; college; old school; 
Maxie's; Brown's; Jungle; luncheonette; Room C; 
front steps; Benedict Hall. 

MIND . . . Open for rumors; disorder, irritable, 
nuggets, women; disturbed with mention of 
Navy and exams; time passes slowly; ways to 
get out of things; thoughts of cramming; aggra- 
vated by lecturers who exceed fifty minutes; en- 
vious of intelligent women; prefers to be pushed 
about by every one rather than shift for himself; 
always asks silly questions; loves to see fellow 
member in trouble; confused; averse to mental 
and physical work; weak memory when needed 

most; hysterical; imagining he is graduating; 
suspicious, mistrustful, jealous, stubborn, stig- 
matized, giggles at anything, strong desire to 
give hot foot to sleepers; spreads rumors. 

HEAD . . . Congested; feels big; bruised, bat- 
tered, feeling of over flowing brain; hat con- 
stricts, mental weakness; one flat top, curious 
hair cuts; many bald; head held to one side as 
if one has looked over someone's shoulder for a 
long time; hair receding; sweaty scalp; tendency 
to pull hair out; feel as if brain was frozen at 
times; some thick; some square; some empty. 

EYES . . . Bloodshot at exam time; shifting 
about; mostly both of same color; closed most of 
the day; wide open when girls pass; leering 
with an accommodating wink; vision sharpest in 
auditorium of Room C; one slanted. 

NOSE . . . Thumb always in way; at times 
picked (especially after Sophomore year); al- 
ways in some one's business; can't smell a good 
rumor; always threatened to be punched. 

MOUTH . . . Exhales hot air; words censored; 
full of white teeth, rarely closed; drools when 
sees nuggets. 

CHEST . . . Swollen after marks are posted, 
if good; few with bumps bilateral; some hairy; 
one flat chested. 

HEART . . . big when need rises; beats rapidly 
before exams; and after girls; on left side; two 
or three murmurs. 

BACK . . . Turned to be patted; some broad 
enough to obstruct view or read paper; some 
straight from lying on benches; some kinked 
from shaking that thing. 

STOMACH . . . Hungry before noon; gains 
weight easily; better after beer, soda, milk, 
whiskey, bromo; eats anything imaginable in 
class; craves nuggets; chews ends of pencils; 
bites nails, aggravated at 4:50 if professor lec- 
tures after bell rings; heartburns; nauseated by 
brighter students and those who hide their marks 
and say they got "As"; vomits at some of the 
remarks; belts seem shorter; have chronic 

ABDOMEN . . . Rotund; full of gas; tender; 
ticklish; well tied down; rumblings; many 
creased from bending forward to sleep on seat 
ahead few with extras. 

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HARRY TROYEN "Harry/' "Troy" 

Philadelphia, Pa. A.B., Temple University, '40 

Medic; Lane Medical; Van Lennep Surgical; Phi Delta Epsilon; Blue and Gold Com- 
mittee (3). Internship: Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 
It was quite a familiar sight to see a tall, well-built gentleman emerge from 
his convertible coupe and stroll leisurely up to the portals of our Alma Mater. And if 
there was any doubt as to his identity, that old familiar bellow dispelled it. For 
Harry really had a set of vocal cords to match his frame. But that wasn't all, for 
he had a heart to match. There was no jam too great in which Harry would refuse 
his help to his fellow students. And consequently his popularity never waned. His 
jovial attitude cheered up many of us especially during exam time. 

And Harry also broke a few records at Hahnemann. He was undisputed "water- 
boiling" champion in freshman surgery. Consequently the Chemistry department 
never knew he was a member of our class until the final orals with the department. 
Harry was also the champion of the "one-night standers." Yet his academic 
standing was high. In fact, there was nothing in print he could not memorize. So 
that Harry, even in the freshman year, had plenty of time to devote to extra-cur- 
ricular activities. His efforts on the Blue and Gold committee and Medic Staff are a 
few examples of his continued efforts for our class. 

Harvard College 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Medic Staff. Internship: Medical Center, Jersey City, N. J. 

Bill came to Hahnemann after three years at Harvard and started his medical 
career by studying furiously. Surprising even himself with the resultant excellent 
grades, served only as a spur to greater efforts. It was during those first terrifying 
months that Bill first learned to drink coffee of H. & H. blend. 

Before the year ended he moved from the "Y" to an apartment with McCarthy, 
Drewery, and Witman. It was there that Bill unleashed his true self, sometimes with 
unexpected results. Those of us who have had a chance to hear Bill and Fred play 
a duet will never forget it. It was the only time the building shook without a trolley 
going by. After Drewery and Wit left to get married. Bill and Mac stayed on and 
the bachelor parties swung into high gear. 

In his Senior year. Bill went to Roxborough with a Junior internship. 


Atlanta, Ga. A.B., Univ. of Penna., '38 

Phillips Anatomical; Van Lennep Surgical; Phi Epsilon Delta. Internship: The Western 

Pa. Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Seymour is the "Gentleman from Georgia," long and lean, strong, serious, stu- 
dious, but decidedly argumentative, as can be attested to by classmates who have 
witnessed those sessions between Dr. Carpenter and the "Cracker." 

Although "Weiny" is well known for his punctuality, he has the noteworthy 
distinction of being the only man in the class who, by oversleeping, missed his 
final Gyn exam and came in about two hours late for the Blood and Urine exam 
in Freshman Chem, the former necessitating a dramatic return trip from Georgia 
via the airways. As an inveterate habitue of our billiard academy, his prowess 
with the cue has never been questioned, except on those occasions when Berry, 
Derrico, and "Quiny" were at hand to demonstrate the fine points of the game. At 
parties, our boy was a familiar figure — a woman on each arm and pockets bulging 
with those three and four ounce bottles. 


Morrisdale, Pa. Temple Univ. 

Laura's presence in the first co-ed class at Hahnemann justified the faith our 

Board of Admission has in women students. For Laura has, contrary to the popular 

conception of females, both pulchritude and excellent cerebration. 

In freshman histology lab. Laura was quick to win the respect and admiration 
of all her fellow students, male and female (mostly the men, to be sure). For here 
she showed that she could hold her own with the best of us, always being willing 
to give or to accept a helping hand, as the situation would arise. Few of us can 
forget her quick wit and good humor which she displayed so ostentatiously at the 
daily bull sessions held outside locker No. 97 in the Histology lab. Here we also 
first learned of Fred, who later was to break the heaTts of at least half the freshmen 
(and a good bit of the upper classmen's hearts) by marrying our Laura. 


Freehold, N. J. B.S., Ursinus College, '41 

Phi Alpha Gamma. Internship: St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, N. J. 

John Whitman is one of the more reticent members of the class, consequently 
few of us really got to know him. Those who took the trouble, however, found it 
worth their while. With an almost alarming directness, his manner might superfi- 
cially have been mistaken for intolerance. Close observation, however, revealed a 
complete and disarming sincerity. 

As a freshman, while not an enthusiastic chemist, to prove he could run an 
experiment, he blew a Van Slyke upon his face and spent the next two days in the 
hospital while Dr. Chandler tore himself into shreds. At the end of his sophomore 
year, using lots of good taste, he married the former Betty Urich of Harrisburg. 
The junior year was uneventful, but as a senior, when things were getting a bit 
dull, Wit turned himself a beautiful shade of yellow and spent 10 days in the hos- 
pital with everything, according to his friends, from stone in the common duct to 
just plain old C.A. 

Not one of the goody-goody students, Wit combines a really first rate intelli- 
gence with a fine flair for the practical. 


STANLEY J. YAMULA "Yam," "Stan" 

Hazleton, Pa. A.B., Penn State, '41 

Pi Upsilon Pho; Van Lennep Surgical; Hollis Society; Newman Club. Internship: 

Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. 

First Platoon, attention! At ease! Take roll! Where's Yamula and Zaydon? 
Absent again! Well, two more demerits! Stan got along fine until he and Zaydon 
began commuting between Chester and Philly daily in their arthritic Ford V-8. 
But in spite of their close calls for reveille, they always made it in time to class 
for lectures, surgery or clinics. 

One cannot speak of Stan without including his partner, Zaydon. Their stead- 
fast relationship has strong bonds. Both are Penn Staters, brother Rho's, junior in- 
terns, coal region men and both firmly adhered to the dictum, "When you work, 
work hard and when you play, play hard," and this they did well. 

Stan throughout his three years at Hahnemann has been a firm non-believer in 
the use of the aged printed notes but rather placed all confidence in the lecture 
notes which he took and so carefully filed away. 

Stan approaches internship with a youthful enthusiasm which refused to be 
dampened by the trials of medical school. So well does he appreciate Hahnemann 
with its unlimited facilities and "superb staff" men that Stan has signed up here 
for his internship. 


Peckville, Pa. B.S., Penn State, '41 

Van Lennep Surgical; Hollis Society; Pi Upsilon Rho; Lane Medical; Newman Club. 

Internship: Scranton Stale Hospital, Scranton, Pa. 

Tom has been dashing around Hahnemann for the past three years — where he 
rushed or why we never found out, but we may rest assured there was always a 
good reason. The acme was reached in his senior year when he continued rushing 
between Hahnemann and Chester "Rocket Fashion" in his newly acquired Ford- 
Jeep combination and just barely making it in time for reveille or just missing it. 
If Tom and his co-pilot, Yamula, should have coronary trouble or hypertension 
within the next year or so, we will know that those wild rides from Chester played 
a definite role in the etiology. Tommy was finally trapped by the "Eagle" for his 
reveille tardiness, with the result that he spent his four day pass over Memorial 
Day guarding Fort Hahnemann instead of his planned fishing trip up to the wilds 
of Canada. 

Tommy would invariably be seen in his favorite front row seat taking notes 
"Beaver Fashion" and absorbing the golden nuggets from his professors. Though 
generally an easy going fellow and rather quiet, he had fixed ideas of his own on 
about everything, and when sure of his ground he would most stubbornly main- 
tain his opinion. 

In the course of our questioning as to his plans for the future, smiling whim- 
sically, he nonchalantly replied, "Oh, I guess I'll do the best I can." Tom is re- 
turning back home to serve his internship at Scranton State Hospital. 


Curtis Fritz was born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1918. He at- 
tended the public schools of Newcastle and received his B.S. degree from West- 
minster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 
1941. Previous to this he had also attended Youngstown College. While there he 
majored in biology and chemistry, and he came to Hahnemann with the highest 
recommendations from his professors, both at Westminster and Youngstown. 

Here, until his death in May, 1943, he was known for his extraordinary sympathy 
and interest in his fellow students. At all times anxious to lend assistance to less 
able friends, his unfailing cheer and optimism oersisted up until the very time of 
his death. His certain courage, displayed in full knowledge of the outcome of his 
malady, showed a dignity and purpose of character that few achieve in a much 
longer life. 


RECTUM . . . Some pain in; flatus when most 
embarrassing; diarrhea especially after Philly 
water and during exams; aggravated if Green 
room is filled; bothered by flies; some sur- 
rounded by fat. 

SEXUAL . . . Restrained feeling; no discharge; 
inspected once a month slightly unseen; sweat- 
ing palms; wringing hands; itching with new 
Army shorts; desire for circumcision; ameliorated 
by marriage or short trip; aggravated about 1 1 
P. M. or at shore; varicoceles only in the Army; 
worse on getting up; better with motion (com- 
pare Cantharis). 

EXTREMITIES . . . Hands always searching for 
pen, paper or buttocks; fingers always pointing, 
writer's cramp, terrible penmanship; nervous 

and trembling before cigarette; better after; 
wringing; heavy about 6 P. M.; better with 
stretching; feet hot and sweaty; varied gaits; 
toes turned in; toes turned out; shuffling; lumber- 
ing; stiff-legged, bowlegged; waddling; reflex is 
normal; hyper active when teased. 

SKIN . . . sweaty, tanned, covered with hair, 
pale; aggravated by hot foot or horse hair in 

COMPARE . . . Jeffersoniensis, Pennsylvanien- 
sis, Templensis and Womensibus. 

DOSAGE . . . Jeffersoniensis, Pennsylvaniensis, 
Templensis with Womensibus thrown in. If don't 
work give Hahnemaniacus IX. 

INCOMPATIBLES . . . 107X Hahnemanicus. 

James Bryce — Address at Dinner tor Gen. W. 
C. Forgas 3/23/14: Medicine — the only profes- 
sion that labors incessantly to destroy the reason 
for its own existence. 


Sir William Osler — Lite: The desire to take 
medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which 
distinguishes man from animals. 

Ibid — Doctors: 

When one's all right, he's prone to spite 

The doctor's peaceful mission; 
But when he's sick, it's loud and quick 
He bawls for a physician. 


George Colman — Lodgings tor Single Gentle- 

But when ill indeed 
E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. 

Francis Bacon — Oi Seditions: The remedy is 
worse than the disease. 

Thomas Mann — The Magic Mt.: All interest in 
disease and death is only another expression of 
interest in life. 

Proverbs 17: A merry heart doeth good like 
a medicine. 

Plato — The Republic, Book I: No physician in 
so far as he is a physician considers his own 
good in what he prescribes, but the good of his 
patient; for the true physician is also a ruler 
having the human body as a subject, and is not 
a mere money maker. 

Michel de Montaigne — Ot triendship: It can 
be of no importance to me of what religion my 
physician or my lawyer is; this consideration has 
nothing in common with the offices of friendship 
which they owe me. 

Before 1853 — Apociyphyl: 

Physicians of the highest rank 
(To pay their fees, we need a bank) 
Combine all wisdom, art and skill, 
Science and sense, in Calomel. 

Plutarch — Jaconic Apophthegms of Pausa- 
nias: And when the physician said, "Sir, you are 
an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, 
"because you never were my doctor." 

Jonathan Swift — Polite Conversation, Dia- 
logue 2: The best doctors in the world are doc- 
tor diet, doctor quiet and doctor Merryman. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes — Rip Van Winkle, 

Now when a Dr.'s patients are perplexed 
A consultation comes in order neat. 
You know what that is? In a certain place 
Meet certain doctors to discuss a case 
And other matters such as weather, crops, 
Potatoes, pumpkins, lager-beer and hops. 


OUR SENIORS (Botk y OU n 9 an J 0(d) 

Men are what women marry. They have two 
hands, two feet and sometimes two wives, but 
never more than one dollar or idea at a time 
(Rozanski). Like Turkish cigarettes (Coye), they 
are all alike, and the only difference is that 
some are better distinguished than others. 

Generally speaking, our class may be divided 
into two groups: husbands (30 odd), bachelors 
(70 odd). A bachelor (Galamaga) is an eligible 
mess (Brzoza) of obstinacy entirely surrounded 
by suspicion (Dirr). Husbands are of three 
types: prizes (Parker, Castagna), surprises 
(Musser-Eckroth) and consolation prizes (we 
have some). Making a husband out of a man is 
one of the highest forms of plastic art known 
to civilization. It requires faith (Troyan), hope 
(Rosenstein) and charity (Onorato), mostly 
charity (Winner). 

It is a psychological marvel that a sweet, 
small, tender, violet-scented thing (Gonzalez) 
should enjoy kissing a big (Samolis), awkward 
(Baddour), stubby-chinned (Goldstein), tobacco 
(McCutcheon) and bay rum (Rus Levis) scented 
thing like a man. 

If you flatter a man you frighten him to death 
(Boyer). If you permit him to make love to you 
he tires of you in the end (Foulk); and if you 
don't he tires of you in the beginning (Calva- 

If you believe him in everything, you cease to 
interest him. If you argue with him in every- 
thing, you cease to charm him (Kase). If you 
believe all he tells you he thinks you are a fool 
(McDonald); if you don't he thinks you are a 
cynic (Migliori). 

If you wear gay colors (Onorato), rouge 
(Rosenstein) and startling hats (Winner), he 
hesitates to take you out, but if you wear a little 
brown beret (Troyan) and a tailored suit (Gon- 
zales), he takes ou out and stares all evening 
at the woman in gay colors, rouge and startling 
hats (Makel). 

If you join in the gaieties and approve of his 
drinking, he swears you are driving him to the 
devil (Kane). If you don't approve of his drink- 
ing and urge him to give up his gaieties, he 
vows you are a snob and "nice" (Carlo). 

If you are the clinging vine type (Esgro), he 
doubts whether you have a brain (Milkie), if 
you are modern (Winner), well advanced (On- 
arato), intelligent woman (Troyan), he doubts 
whether you have a heart (Gambone). If you 
are silly he longs for a bright mate (Marucci). 
If you are brilliant and intelligent, he longs for 
a playmate (Pariser). 

"Man's just a worm in the dust (Griffin). He 
comes along, wiggles around for a while and 
finally some chicken gets him" (Salinas). 
Women are the only things that make being 
poor bearable (Brzoza, Galamage, De Vito, 
Marucci). (Baddour and Esgro remark) If all 
the women were as fat as ruminating cows, men 
would still adore them just like they do now. 
(Castagna swears) A shapely ankle has turned 
more heads than any exam. (Most of the class 
vote) Never love a woman if there is something 
better to do. (Foulk from the back room wants 
to know) What the hell is better? Some in our 
class think that Candy is dandy (Groth, Sou- 
der). Others (Anderko, Berry, Carlo, Beutner 
and Boyer) think that liquor is quicker. Some 
(Niemera, Scudese) think that it is a cinch to 
hold a girl tight; but (Leedom, Kemezis) say the 
hard job is to get them that way. Some live 
alone (Baddour, Dirr, Raffa, Milkie, Esgro, Mig- 
liori, Barrerio, De Cruz, Gonzales, Kara, Minck, 
Souder, and Goldstein). Some men (Samolis, De 
Cruz) want girls whose hair is blonde (Laura); 
some, women whose shapes are lean (Carlo, 
Brzoza, Calvanese, Boyer, Mason, Troyen); (but 
not Yamula and Zaydon) they care for eyes of 
brown (Laura) or blue (Onorata) or green 
(Happybottom) — just give them women (Navy 
and civilians). 




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257 South 16th Street 

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255 South 17th Street 

Hours: 9:30 A. M. to 1 P. M. 
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