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Top photo: Dr. David Turner
(left) and Dr. Joseph Boykin,
M.D. '76, perform plastic surgery
in a Kenya hospital. Bottom
photo: A typical ward in the Nai-
robi, Kenya, hospital where MCV
Campus surgeons served for
three weeks. See story that
begins on page 2.
Medical College of Virginia
Alumni Association of
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Scarab is the official publication of the Medical College of Virginia
Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University and is pub-
lished in February, May, August, and November.
® 1987 Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association of Virginia
Commonwealth University, Box 156, Richmond, VA 23298-0156.
VCU PUBLICATIONS 6
2 The Kenya Mission
Joseph Boykin, M.D. '76, and Michael Estes, M.D. '80, dis-
cuss their recent work in Kenya.
7 MCV Campus Hosts Unique Summer Classes
A look at Elderhostel
10 Attending the MCV Campus: a Family Tradition
13 Pharmacy Family Lends Support
Harvey B. Morgan, B. S. pharmacy '55
14 Do You Know?
15 Alumni House Contributors
21 In Days Gone By
28 Alumni Update
31 Lest We Forget
Executive editor: Mrs. Frances W. Kay
Editor: Joann Spitler
Designer: Regis A. Perhac
Director, VCU Publications: Dr. David Mathis
Mrs. Frances W. Kay, chairman
Mr. Nathan Bushnell III
Dr. A. E. Hodges, Jr.
Mrs. Marianne R. Rollings
Dr. Charles O. Watlington
MCV Alumni Association of VCU staff:
Mrs. Franklin B. Stone, executive director
Ann M. Norman
The Kenya Mission
Dr. Joseph Boykin's first Kenyan patient,
By Paul Woody
When Dr. Joseph Boykin looked at
the patient in front of him, he saw
a six-year-old child with burn scars
on his face, neck, and chest.
The scars were so severe that
the little boy's chin had been pulled
to his chest, his mouth pulled
open, and he hadn't looked around
or eaten normally for two years.
"It depressed me when I first
saw him," Dr. Boykin said. "I
thought, 'Oh my God, how has
this kid survived all this time like
this?' It made me a little angry that
more couldn't have been done."
More couldn't have been done
because Dr. Boykin was 10,000
miles from home and starting his
second day of surgery in Nairobi,
Kenya, when he performed this
examination. And in Kenya, there
are five plastic surgeons for 20 mil-
Dr. Boykin, M.D. '76, and Dr.
Michael Estes, M.D. '80, both staff
pictured after successful surgery.
members of the MCV/VCU School
of Medicine, were in Kenya as a
part of a seven-member team of
four plastic surgeons, an ortho-
pedic surgeon, an anesthesiologist,
and a recent graduate from the
School of Medicine to help lessen
some of the suffering of Kenyan
children. They went there to per-
form corrective surgery on the
children who had cleft palates and
lips, limb deformities, and burn
And none of the children was
suffering more or injured any
worse than this six-year-old named
Kamul Margo who had been
burned two years ago when he fell
into an open fire.
But this was a problem with no
simple solution. Because of the
position of the child's chin, pulled
to his chest by the binding of the
scar tissue, it was impossible for
Dr. Estes, an anesthesiologist, to
put a tube into the child's throat
for the anesthesia. Dr. Boykin, a
plastic surgeon, and Dr. Estes
weren't sure what to do. But they
were sure of one thing — if they
didn't do something then, chances
were good that nothing would
ever be done to help this child.
Finally, after an hour of delibera-
tion, Dr. Boykin hit upon what
might be a solution. He would give
the child a local anesthetic and cut
the scar tissue, freeing the child's
chin. Then Dr. Estes could admin-
ister the anesthetic, and Dr. Boy-
kin could perform the necessary
Dr. Boykin's idea worked, and
what had been a problem became a
challenge that the doctors met suc-
cessfully. After several hours of
surgery and recovery, the child
awoke, lifted his head, and looked
around a room normally for the
first time in almost two years.
"After that, he was a different
kid," Dr. Boykin said. "He had been
withdrawn. You could see a new
glow in his eyes. He had signifi-
cantly improved self esteem. Where
before he had hung behind other
people, now he was playing with
other children. He became a leader.
"For us that procedure was a
real confidence builder. When we
were finally able to get it done, we
said, 'We can do the job. This is
why we're here.' "
Dr. Estes agreed. "It solidified
the team. It made us realize that
we really could do it," he said.
"Performing that procedure made
us realize the level of cooperation
was there, and we really could go."
And go they did.
Why We Went
Drs. Boykin and Estes were in
Kenya as a part of the Operation
Kids team. The program was a col-
laborative effort of the MCV Hos-
pitals, the Richmond-based Chris-
tian Children's Fund, and the
University of Nairobi School of
"We didn't go there to impress
anyone," Dr. Boykin said. "We
were there to help and to share
any knowledge we had."
Other MCV physicians who
went to Kenya were Dr. Austin
Mehrhof, assistant chairman of the
Department of Plastic and Recon-
structive Surgery; Dr. Arthur
Simon and Dr. David Turner, plas-
tic surgeons; Dr. Mark deBlois, an
orthopedic surgeon; and Dr. Ma-
kena Marangu, a Kenyan who
graduated from the School of Med-
icine last spring.
The doctors were in Kenya from
May 23 until June 15 and worked
at Kenyatta Hospital at the Uni-
versity of Nairobi. Dr. Boykin left
Kenya a week earlier than the rest
of the group because his wife was
expecting their first child.
He left with mixed emotions.
When you work closely with peo-
ple for two weeks under such chal-
lenging conditions, you feel a cer-
tain loyalty to them and the cause.
But he was needed at home.
Before the entire team came
home, they had performed 103
operations on young Kenyans.
They had changed the lives of
their patients; and, in a way, the
physicians had changed their own
Dr. Boykin and Dr. Estes had
some idea what might happen
before they left Richmond. When
you take on an assignment like
this, you do so for several reasons.
You don't just pack and go to
Kenya on a whim. This was no
cushy visiting professorship and
not something everyone would
want to do. But Dr. Boykin and
Dr. Estes had their reasons for
accepting this challenge.
"We aren't taken for granted
around here," Dr. Boykin said.
"But we are taken as a part of the
daily work force. This trip sounded
like an awesome undertaking for
"This was an excellent opportun-
ity to help the Kenyans and for us
to grow and develop our skills. I
wanted to be able to experience
the total gamut of problems in my
Dr. Boykin treated 20 burn vic-
tims in his two weeks in Kenya.
Dr. Estes was involved in every
one of the surgical procedures. He
was the only anesthesiologist in
the group, and he went prepared.
He took every piece of equipment
he anticipated needing with him.
His expertise was crucial.
"He was a key man," Dr. Boykin
said. "He was handpicked because
of his pediatric specialty."
Any equipment Dr. Estes didn't
take or that the hospital didn't
have, he managed to create.
"I can't think of anything that
reminded me more of a MASH
operation than what we did, espe-
cially Estes," Dr. Boykin said. "This
guy brought his own anesthesia
with him. He had vaporizers, mon-
itors, some things the people in
Kenya had never seen before. It
was incredible. I can't even begin
to explain how he wired every-
Dr. Estes laughed at the
"There were some Rube Gold-
berg-looking contraptions," he
But for Dr. Boykin and the
other physicians, what Dr. Estes
was able to achieve was no laugh-
"He essentially set up the anes-
thesia devices for the two theaters
(operating rooms) that we were
allowed to use, and he turned
them into two of the most produc-
tive theaters they'd ever seen," Dr.
That was all part of the chal-
lenge for Dr. Estes.
"I found it very exciting to have
an opportunity to share some of
the skills I possess with people who
need them," Dr. Estes said. "I felt I
would obtain a lot of personal ful-
fillment because it was a chance to
give of myself while getting noth-
ing, in a concrete sense, in return.
Dr. Joseph Boykin (left) and Dr. Arthur Simon in surgery. The nurse is a Kenyan.
"You see, here (in the United
States), if you don't take a case,
there's another doctor who will.
And if you take it a step further,
we operate on a fee for service
basis. But this was an opportunity
to give something to someone who
didn't have anything."
And then Dr. Estes laughed at
"And it gave me the opportunity
to hang around with surgeons," he
Actually, there wasn't a lot of
time to hang around. The doctors
arrived at the hospital each day at
7:30 am, began surgery an hour
later, and continued until 5 or 6
pm each day.
"That goes against the grain of
how things are done there," Dr.
Estes said. "We found we were
battling a lot of inertia. Their
society isn't as quick-moving as
ours. But we had gone there feel-
ing we needed to be almost maniac
to get done what we wanted to do.
The hours were terribly long, but
it was more the intensity that
drained you. We felt like if we
didn't get it done today, it wasn't
going to get done tomorrow."
There are some things you can't
accelerate, though, and a surgical
procedure is one of them.
"The surgery wasn't done fast,"
Dr. Estes said. "The surgeons set
their pace for that. But in an oper-
ating room, the turnaround time is
what slows you down — getting the
patient in, prepped, draped, posi-
tioned. In addition to my anesthe-
siology duties, I felt it was one of
my roles to organize that technical
aspect of the procedures. I was
constantly asking the aides, 'Is the
next patient here? Have you seen
him? Have you seen him with
your eyes?' And I would point to
"Eventually, they got into our
system. They'd even walk in dur-
ing the middle of the first case and
say, 'The next patient is here. I've
seen him with my eyes.' "
All the talking, cajoling, and
intensity paid off. The doctors
admitted 105 children to the hospi-
tal with the promise they would
try to treat them in the limited
time they would be there. They
treated them all.
And while the doctors were
treating the patients, they noticed
something about the parents of
Strangers from a
"It was kind of fun because at first
we obviously were distrusted. We
were strangers from a strange
land," Dr. Estes said. "And on look-
ing back, that's understandable.
They saw us admit all these pa-
tients, and they probably thought
we weren't going to get everything
done and that their child would be
one of the ones left out.
"By the end of the first week, a
few people would kind of smile at
you. Usually those were the par-
ents of the children who had
already had surgical procedures,
and they could see what the
results were going to be.
"By the end of the second week
and beginning of the third week,
you'd walk on a ward — it was very
much like the old style of ward
medicine with all the beds in two
large rooms — and everyone would
smile at you. It was fun for all of
us to go back to the floor and see
all the kids."
Part of the trust that developed
could be traced back to that proce-
dure on the six-year-old on the
second day of surgery.
"This required an incredible level
of cooperation and communication
between all of us," Dr. Estes said.
"At any time, we could have just as
easily killed a child as helped him.
We were taking a lot of risks in
what we were doing.
"But we didn't have one mortal-
ity, and there were no major com-
plications. You don't think about
mortalities, but it's something
you're always aware of. In these
circumstances, it's very important.
You wouldn't want to injure some-
one on the first day and expect
them to trust you for the next
There was one close call. As he
was finishing surgery on a little
girl, Dr. Boykin noticed her hemo-
globin level was dropping.
It turned out that this was a rare
reaction to the anesthetic gas Hal-
othane. With ice, medication, and
other procedures, the problem was
solved and the little girl was fine.
One potential hurdle the doctors
faced was language. Swahili and
English are the two dominant lan-
guages in Kenya, but not everyone
is bilingual. It turned out to be no
"If someone in the patient's fam-
ily didn't speak English, there was
usually someone around who did,"
Dr. Boykin said.
When Not in Surgery
When they were out of the operat-
ing room, the doctors managed to
gain a certain amount of knowl-
edge about the rest of Kenya.
They stayed in one of Nairobi's
finest hotels, the Nairobi Club,
which had been a British civil ser-
vants' residence. (Kenya was a
British province until 1963.) Dr.
Boykin and Dr. Estes described it
as a "haven."
It was in the high-ceiling com-
fort of the Nairobi Club's sitting
rooms that, after dinner, the doc-
tors would sit, discuss the events
of the day, and become friends.
They were all married, all have
children (Dr. Boykin has a daugh-
ter now), and they all "missed our
families intensely," Dr. Estes said.
Kenya isn't deepest, darkest
Africa, but it's not exactly a coun-
try where you can reach out and
touch someone long distance on
the telephone without considering
A call from Nairobi to Rich-
mond, involving a minimum of
talking, costs about $40. Getting
involved in an extended conversa-
tion could cost $80. It was far less
expensive to call Nairobi from
Richmond than to call Richmond
As for food, the Americans' diet
included British, Indian, and Chi-
nese fare. The restaurants fea-
tured almost any kind of food
anyone could want. "We never did
figure out what 'Kenyan' food
was," Dr. Estes said with a laugh.
On the weekends, the doctors
discovered another side of Kenya.
They took the night train to
Physicians who went to Kenya are pictured outside their hotel. They are (left to right)
Dr. Mark deBlois, Dr. Arthur Simon, Dr. Michael Estes, Dr. David Turner, Dr.
Makena Marangu, Dr. Joseph Boykin, and Dr. Austin Mehrhof.
Mombasa, Kenya, and spent a
weekend on the beaches of the
Indian Ocean. They took an air-
plane ride to the Plains of the Ser-
engeti, stayed in a lodge, and saw
the animals that Kenya is famous
for — elephants, giraffes, lions,
ostriches, wart hogs, monkeys,
Thomson's gazelles, rhinoceroses,
zebras, antelopes, buffalo, cheetah,
They also ran into one of Ken-
ya's most prominent citizens.
Perhaps the most famous family
in Kenya is the Leakey family.
Louis Leakey and his wife, Mary,
are among the world's best known
archaeologists. In the early 1960s
in Kenya, they found jaws and
teeth believed to be 14 million
years old and belonging to the
early ancestors of human beings.
Their son, Richard, has carried
on their work. He also has the job
of administrative director of the
National Museums of Kenya. The
physicians met him, and he con-
ducted a private tour of the mu-
seums for them.
"That was really kind of neat,"
Dr. Estes said. "He met with us for
about an hour and gave us a pri-
vate tutorial. I guess that's how
you'd feel if you met the president.
You were just kind of in awe. Here
was a guy who is the world's lead-
ing expert in this field. When you
were in college, you read articles
about various members of his fam-
ily. And here he was, dressed casu-
ally, wearing sandals, and just
chatting with us about the fossils
he had uncovered."
Each morning the doctors would
gather and make their 500-yard
walk to Kenyatta Hospital.
"We had to go through an indi-
gent neighborhood, and that's
when you really realized you were
in a foreign country." Dr. Estes
said. "That's when everything
began to change. That's when we
began to experience Nairobi as an
African experiences it."
Once they arrived at the hospital,
things weren't exactly outstanding
either. There was no air condition-
ing in the hospital, and Kenyatta
had a steam sterilizing system.
"They'd fire it up early in the
morning, and the floors would be
wet from it when we got there,"
Dr. Estes said.
He had to take special care to
make sure the patients didn't de-
hydrate from the stress of surgery
and heat of the hospital.
"I had to give the children twice
as much water as I give them in
the states," Dr. Estes said. "I fig-
ured that out in a little bit of time
and made sure I had them nice and
hydrated when they left the recov-
The hospital was impressive to
look at from the exterior, but once
inside the doctors found it was
more of a shell than the full-
fledged treatment center they are
accustomed to at MCV Hospitals.
Although the hospital has 2,000
beds and is Kenya's largest major
referral center, it had no EKG
machine. The facility was well-
staffed; but the equipment, even in
the intensive care unit, wasn't
state of the art.
It is not the most medically
advanced country in the world.
"If there is a sick newborn, with
say, underdeveloped lungs, they
have a family member give oxygen
to the child. If that doesn't work,
the child dies. End of discussion,"
Dr. Estes said.
For Kenyans in rural locations,
the treatment is even simpler than
that. If someone gets hurt, the
family does the best it can for
treatment and then the patient
heals as best he/she can. Such was
the case with six-year-old Kamul
Margo. When he fell into that fire,
which is not an unusual occur-
rence in the rural parts of the
country, his family did what it
could to alleviate the pain and then
he healed on his own.
"There are literally hundreds
waiting to get to government-run
hospitals for elective surgery," Dr.
Boykin said. "We treated the child-
ren who needed surgery the most.
Every child we saw had some hid-
To better understand what the
medical team faced, it helps to
know a bit more about Kenya.
Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese
explorer, was the first European to
reach Kenya. He sailed around the
Cape of Good Hope in 1498 and
reached the Kenyan coast. From
1890 until 1920, Kenya was a Brit-
ish Protectorate. In 1920 it became
a crown colony, which it remained
until 1963 when it was granted its
The Republic of Kenya is located
in eastern Africa, with a population
of 20,373,000 spread over 224,081
square miles. Eighty-three percent
Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, where
MCV Campus surgeons operated for
of the people live in rural areas. It
is the sixth most populous nation
The per capita income is $415,
and unemployment runs close to
30 percent. Four-fifths of the work
force is in agriculture, but only
one-fifth of the land is considered
to be suitable for farming. Five to
10 percent of the work force are
nomads who raise livestock. Tour-
ism is one of the largest industries,
providing some 40,000 jobs and
$80 million annually. Coffee is the
country's leading agricultural pro-
duct. Education is noncompulsory
and free only through the fourth
grade. Nairobi is the largest city
with a population of 828,000.
Health services are provided by the
government and private practi-
Into this environment came Dr.
Boykin, Dr. Estes, and the rest of
the physicians. They were struck
immediately by the difference
between habits in Kenya and the
"We had enough supplies to do
all the operations, even if we
worked day and night," Dr. Boykin
said. "We were using disposable
gowns and gloves, and we would
take them off and discard them.
But after a couple of days, we
noticed they were picking them up
behind us, washing them, and stor-
ing them so they could use them
"We were a little embarrassed
that we discarded things so
"It made me more appreciative
of the things we do have in this
country," Dr. Estes said. "It made
me think it would be nice if we as
a nation could share more of the
things we have with other
"I was frugal while I was there,
and I'm somewhat more so that
way now that I'm back."
Many countries, of course, could
use and would welcome a visit
from such a team of American
physicians. Kenya was selected for
this mission because of the Chris-
tian Children's Fund's strong con-
tacts in Kenya, because the Ken-
yan field representative for the CCF
was one of the first to respond to
the CCF's call for requests for such
The Christian Children's Fund
sponsors 35,000 children in Kenya
and 500,000 children throughout
Another important reason that
Kenya was picked as the desti-
nation was the work of Dr.
Marangu. "She volunteered her
services to help arrange this trip,
and that's when things really
began to shape up," Dr. Boykin
said. "Things moved a lot faster
than most people thought possible.
"And we were fortunate to get
with the Christian Children's
Supplies for the expedition were
donated by three dozen companies
in the United States.
When the three weeks had end-
ed, Dr. Estes said he and his fellow
physicians were ready to come
"We had accomplished what we
set out to do, we had finished the
patient list, we missed our families,
and we were ready to go," Dr.
Returning to Kenya?
Now that they're back, the seven
team members don't see each
other as often as they did for that
three-week tour of duty 10,000
miles from home.
"I miss the rest of the group,"
Dr. Estes said. "Coming home kind
of broke up the 'boys.' "
Thoughts of their work in Ken-
ya are never far from their minds.
"You think about how you
would do things differently," Dr.
Boykin said. "You think about that
a lot. And then you begin to say,
'I'm looking forward to going
There are hopes that this will
become an annual visit.
"We will go back," Dr. Estes said.
"Even now, they're trying to lay
the groundwork for a return trip.
"In the months before we went,
I don't think any of us doubted
we'd be successful. But none of us
knew it would be as positive as it
was. We realize that if we could do
the same thing again, it would do
just as much good."
Paul Woody is a sports writer with the
Richmond News Leader.
MC V Campus Hosts Unique
By Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis
It's 8:30 on the first day of classes,
and students file in for the morn-
ing lecture on the history of medi-
cal advances. No bell rings to signal
the beginning of class; neverthe-
less, everyone seems to be on time.
The room is full, and an air of
expectancy permeates the atmo-
sphere. The professor begins, "Be-
hold the astounding, the drama of
man! What a remarkable machine!"
These are not first-year medical
students, but a mix of retired busi-
nessmen and women, others on
vacation, grandparents, perhaps
your next-door neighbor. It is the
first day of Elderhostel classes on
the MCV Campus. On the day
before, June 7, 50 students had
checked into Cabaniss Hall for one
week to participate in the only
Elderhostel program in the United
States and abroad that is hosted by
a medical school.
Elderhostel is a nonprofit educa-
tional program for older adults.
Based on a concept similar to the
youth hostels of Europe and the
folk schools of Scandinavia, the
American Elderhostel program was
initiated in 1975 by Marty Knowl-
ton, a social activist and educator.
VCU soon realized the value of
being a part of the Elderhostel
program. In 1979 VCU and Mary-
mount College held the first such
programs in Virginia.
Since its beginning, the program
has grown enormously. By 1986
more than 112,000 hostelers were
enrolled in programs at 1,000 col-
leges, universities, and other learn-
ing centers in all 50 states, ten
Canadian provinces, and 35 foreign
In 1987, 114 weeks of program-
ming were scheduled at 42 schools
in Virginia and the District of Col-
umbia. These programs attract more
Elderhostel students view the preparation of
a plaster cast.
than 3,600 people annually from
out of state who generate about $1
million for the tourism industry.
Elderhostel was designed for
"elder citizens on the move" who
enjoy new challenges and oppor-
tunities. The courses are based on
the liberal arts and sciences and are
designed and implemented by the
individual institutions that host
them. No particular previous knowl-
edge or study of a subject is re-
quired. In fact hostelers include
people from every social, economic,
and intellectual group.
The format for the week-long
Elderhostel sessions usually in-
cludes three courses, each of which
meets for one and one-half hours
every day. The courses are not for
credit; and there are no exams,
grades, or required homework
(with the exception of the case of
intensive studies programs).
People enroll in various Elder-
hostel programs for a variety of
reasons. Some are interested in
visiting a particular geographical
location they have never visited
before or one where they have rel-
atives. Others choose specifically
for course content. While Rich-
mond is a draw for some, the con-
tent of the MCV Elderhostel pro-
gram is what attracts more parti-
cipants. "The medical program offered
here is unique," said Ms. Debbie
Snyder, assistant director of the
Virginia Center on Aging and coor-
dinator for both of VCU's Elder-
hostel programs. "One can attend
other programs to learn about
Shakespeare or music theory; but
this program offers practical, use-
ful information that participants
can take home with them."
The MCV Campus
The MCV Campus Elderhostel
program is quite popular; and, this
year, as in the past, some appli-
cants had to be turned away due to
the finite number that could be
accommodated by available campus
facilities. Nevertheless, this group
was one of the best ever, according
to Ms. Snyder. "The interesting
thing was the sophistication of the
program participants. There was a
retired medical doctor, a retired
dentist, and a doctor from Ken-
tucky who said that our program
was so good that it had convinced
him to make Elderhostel a steady
diet," she said.
"This is the fifth year that the
University has provided an Elder-
hostel program on the MCV Cam-
pus, and I think everything is
down to a fine science now," con-
tinued Ms. Snyder. "This year, for
example, we had the least number
of complaints, of which we never
have many. We had two partici-
pants who were confined to
wheelchairs, which was a new
challenge for me, but everything
worked out just fine."
During their stay, students
attended classes on the history of
medical advances, preventive medi-
cine, and nutrition. When they
were not in class, hostelers toured
facilities such as the Special Collec-
tions and Archives Department of
Tompkins-McCaw Library, the
Virginia State Library and Archives,
the White House and Museum of
the Confederacy, the Capitol and
Governor's Mansion, the Valentine
Museum, and the John Marshall
House. At night there were films,
a reception, music, and dancing;
and on the final evening, the par-
ticipants staged the entertainment
with live music and skits.
Most students attended every
lecture and field trip. Between lec-
tures, many gathered to discuss
points of the lecture, share infor-
mation on exercise, common ail-
ments and treatments, and to
socialize. There was a general
sense of friendliness and rapport
among the participants. "These are
people who are interested in life-
long learning and who also are a
lot of fun," said Ms. Snyder.
Lou Mervis and Freda Spar tra-
veled from Tumunga, California,
to attend the MCV Campus pro-
gram. "I have a brother in Rich-
mond, an interest in medicine, and
I like going to school," said Mr.
Mervis, "so this was a good oppor-
tunity for me."
Donald and Joyce Hogue from
Port Charlotte, Florida, chose the
program because medicine is a sub-
ject in which they both are inter-
Dr. Peter Pastore is assisted by nurse ]odi
Koste and attendant Ted Batt during the
"operation" in the old South Hospital.
ested. "We have lots of medical
books and magazines at home,"
said Mr. Hogue, "and this session
also fit in with our schedule. This
is our fourth Elderhostel; and we
will go on to High Point, North
Carolina, for a fifth one on furni-
ture design, dances of the world,
Harvey and Felice Rovner from
Margate, New Jersey, probably
were the most experienced hostel-
ers in attendance this year. Mr.
Rovner, a semi-retired accountant,
and his wife had enrolled in 21
Elderhostel programs before com-
ing to the MCV Campus. "We
came here because we are inter-
ested in medical things," said Mr.
Rovner. "We went to California to
study nutrition, but this is more
comprehensive. With so many
people interested in medical infor-
mation, I don't know why more
medical colleges don't participate,"
he said. The Rovners had sched-
uled Elderhostel sessions for May,
June, July, and August.
Tony Wong from Honolulu,
Hawaii, and Linton Bylund from
Richmond traveled the longest and
shortest distances, respectively, to
attend the MCV Campus Elder-
hostel. Mr. Wong began volunteer-
ing his services to an Elderhostel
program in Honolulu six years ago.
"Later I began to travel to other
programs to learn what was being
taught on the mainland," said Mr.
Wong. "Now I go to about four
programs each year," he said, "and
I think that this one is the best run
Elderhostel that I have attended."
Mr. Bylund has attended several
Elderhostel programs in such
exotic locations as Newfoundland
and Switzerland. He did not stay
on campus this time but attended
the sessions, meals, and activities
with the other hostelers.
The Faculty and Staff
"The faculty who participate in
Elderhostel are just great," said
Ms. Snyder. "Elderhostel is a non-
profit organization that doesn't try
to make money; we just try to
break even. The faculty get small
stipends, but most donate them
back to the school. They don't
teach for the money. I think they
do it because they get a charge out
of it," she said.
"We pick the courses and set up
the curriculum by identifying first
the faculty who really want to par-
ticipate," Ms. Snyder continued.
"Most of the faculty say that
Elderhostel students are a joy to
teach. The students are enthusias-
tic, and they make the faculty feel
appreciated. In fact the hostelers
used to stand up and applaud for
The professors who participated
in this year's Elderhostel were Ms.
Betty Moore, Dr. Peter Pastore,
M.D. '34, and Dr. Frederick
Spencer. Their specialties were
nutrition, the history of medical
advances, and preventive medicine,
respectively. Guest speakers
included Dr. Charles Caravati,
M.D. '22, who lectured on the last
75 years of medical advances; Mr.
S. James Cutler, who spoke on
hearing loss; Ms. Susan Mac-
Queen, a physical therapist; Dr.
Edward Peeples, who addressed
social and cultural factors in health
and disease; and Dr. John Taylor,
who discussed memory loss.
The hostelers were impressed
with the courses that were pre-
sented. One participant commented
that the sessions were beyond crit-
icism. He also said, "This Elderhos-
tel rates number one with me on
courses. Professor Betty Moore
even invited all 50 of us plus some
staff people to her historic home.
As a final word, Dr. Pastore is the
shining five-star personality of the
Elderhostel at Richmond. I wish
that I could have Dr. Pastore and
Dr. Spencer as my next-door
"A Nostalgic Journey," Dr. Pas-
tore's re-creation of turn-of-the-
century surgical procedures in the
old South Hospital's amphitheater,
was the highlight of the week for
Richmonders John and Jean Bil-
hartz volunteered to assist with
the MCV Campus program. As
special resident host and hostess,
they moved into the dormitory
where they were accessible to the
hostelers. "They were a tremen-
dous help with many things, such
as picking up people at the airport,
making trips to the drugstore,
finding extra clothes hangers, and
arranging bridge games," said Ms.
Responses to the
In an effort to improve the quality
of the Elderhostel program, an
extensive evaluation form was
given to each participant at the end
of the week. "The MCV Campus
program received an excellent eval-
uation and many glowing com-
ments. We get a great amount of
feedback through this tool that is
very helpful," said Ms. Snyder.
"Planning the program takes a
large commitment, but once the
program gets going, it rolls along
like a freight train. The object is to
plan thoroughly, but to remain
flexible, because something is
always going to come up."
This year was no exception to
that rule. On Tuesday afternoon,
for example, the group was sched-
uled to visit the State Capitol and
Governor's Mansion. When Ms.
Snyder called to confirm their
plans, she was told that the Capitol
was being used that day for the
filming of a TV movie, "The Ballad
of Mary Phagan." "The guides had
planned to sneak us in through the
portico entrance. Of course, in-
stead, everyone walked through the
set to see what was going on," said
Ms. Snyder. "It was a zoo, but it
was very exciting. Someone saw
Jack Lemmon walk by, and I think
it was a high point for some, and
probably more memorable than an
ordinary tour would have been,"
"Everyone on this campus, from
the bus driver to students, has
been so supportive of what we are
doing," said Ms. Snyder. "I am
proud of the southern hospitality
the University shows to the hos-
telers. I think this is a great school,
and I love showing it off."
Elderhostel publishes three seasonal
catalogs and three newsletters annually. To
receive these free publications, write to
Elderhostel, 80 Boylston Street, Suite 400,
Boston, MA 02116. A current edition of
the Elderhostel catalog should be available
at your local public library.
Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis is a doctoral stu-
dent at the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Frederick Spencer chats with hostelers
during a break.
Attending the MCV Campus:
a Family Tradition
By Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis
We asked and you responded! Our
thanks to the folks who wrote to
us about their MCV family trees.
The Scarab staff was interested in
knowing more about families who
have made attending MCV/VCU a
tradition. We found that, over the
years, not only have offspring and
siblings of MCV students come
back to the MCV Campus as stu-
dents themselves, but many stu-
dents met here and "became fami-
lies." Here are some tales from the
trees of the Caulkins, Eanes, Judy,
and Thorne families.
Dr. C. Whitney Caulkins, Jr., M.D.
'47, met his wife, Jennie Kennedy
Caulkins, nursing '47, during an
operation at MCV: he was admin-
istering anesthesia to the patient;
she was a scrub nurse. "Dating
was tough back in those days,"
commented Dr. Caulkins in a
recent interview. "The nursing
students were under strict control.
At curfew, the supervising nurse
at the old Cabaniss Hall would
stand at the front door with her
arm across the doorway just like a
toll gate. As the nurses came in,
she would hoist up her arm, and as
soon as they would cross, that arm
would come right back down," he
said. "None of the nurses lived off
campus at that time. They all were
censored, even the married stu-
dents." One other important point
Dr. and Mrs. Caulkins remem-
bered ("which you might not want
to print") was that bandage scis-
sors were a great tool for getting
into the dormitory for those who
stayed out too late.
Dr. Caulkins remembers most
fondly Dr. Isaac Bigger, professor
of surgery at MCV. "Dr. Bigger
was the shining light and greatest
influence on my surgical career,"
said Dr. Caulkins. Dr. Bigger
influenced more than Dr. Caulkins'
career, too. "Before I could get
married, I had to ask Dr. Bigger to
persuade Dr. Barney Brooks at
Vanderbilt University to still take
me on down there following my
marriage because, at the time,
Vanderbilt wouldn't take married
housestaff officers. You were sup-
posed to be 'married to medicine.'
Most fellows about to be married
have to ask the father's permis-
The Caulkins family (left to right): Mike,
Pam, Dave, Pat, ]ennie, and Whit.
sion, but I had to have Dr. Bigger's
and Dr. Brooks', too," he chuckled.
Mrs. Caulkins grew up in
Clearwater, Florida. Her uncle, Dr.
R. M. Gallant, was a member of
the medical class of 1915. "I sup-
pose I knew of MCV because of
him," she said. "There was also a
girl from my hometown here. I
knew the school had a good repu-
tation and I was accepted, so I
said, 'why not?' and came to
Mrs. Caulkins was the supervis-
ing nurse when the 16th floor of
West Hospital opened. "This floor
was considered the 'elite' floor at
the time because it had single
rooms and a sunporch on one
wing," she recalls. "I believe it was
the first floor to house the nursing
station in the center of the lobby,
The Caulkins' ties to MCV did
not stop with themselves. Both of
their sons graduated from the
School of Medicine, David in 1980
and Mike in 1982. David's wife,
Mrs. Pat Shell Caulkins, graduated
from the School of Nursing in
1978, and Mike's wife, Dr. Pam
Marston Caulkins, graduated with
Mike from the School of Medicine
Dr. Whitney Caulkins has been
in surgical practice in Waynesboro
for several years. Mrs. Jennie
Caulkins practices with him. Dr.
David Caulkins joined his father in
1985 after finishing his general
surgical residency at MCV Hospi-
tals. David's wife, Pat, is the surgi-
cal admissions nurse in the
Department of Nursing at Waynes-
boro Community Hospital. Drs.
Michael and Pam Caulkins are in
group family practice medicine
with two other associates in
Lynchburg. They both received
their family practice residency
training at Riverside Hospital in
Newport News and began their
practice in 1985.
Dr. Richard H. Eanes graduated in
the old Egyptian Building in 1911.
In a recent letter he wrote that he
is living in Frederick, Maryland,
and in "pretty fair condition" at
this time. Dr. Eanes has researched
his genealogy for more than 60
years and has found that his MCV
family tree is extensive.
Dr. Richard Ernest Wilkinson,
M.D. '97, was Dr. Eanes' uncle. Dr.
Wilkinson practiced in Dinwiddie
County from 1897 until just
before his death. His son and Dr.
Eanes' cousin, Dr. Ernest Malcolm
Wilkinson, M.D. '23, practiced
medicine in West Virginia. For the
May 1961 issue of the Scarab,
which featured remembrances of
members of the class of 1911 who
wrote in celebration of their 50th
reunion, Dr. Eanes recounted this
tale about a vacation that he spent
with the Wilkinsons.
"It was Christmas 1908, my
sophomore year at MCV. I was
spending the holidays with my
uncle, Dr. R. E. Wilkinson, M.D.
'97, in Dinwiddie County. I was
taken ill. Early one morning, Dr.
Wilkinson prescribed for me [sic]
and left to make a call in Nottoway
County. During a retching spell, I
dislocated both sides of my mandi-
ble. I knew that Dr. Wilkinson
would not return until night, and I
faced a day of extreme discomfort.
Thinking this over, I called to my
cousin, now Dr. Ernest M. Wilkin-
son, M.D. '23, and explained my
predicament. I requested that he
saddle one of the horses and ride a
couple of miles to the home of
Meade Edmunds, a classmate, and
if he could find Meade, request
that he come to see me. It was not
long before he came.
"With extreme difficulty on my
part, for I could not talk, we two
embryo doctors held a consulta-
tion. I proposed that Meade reduce
the dislocation. He protested that
we had not been instructed and
were lacking in experience. Never-
theless, we got from Dr. Wilkin-
son's library such books as we
thought instructive in the case and
proceeded to try and reduce the
joints. He pulled and shoved and
wrenched and still the dislocation
was the same. Finally we gave up
and Meade left me to await the
return of Dr. Wilkinson.
"It was about night when I
heard him drive up on the lawn.
Then I heard some conversation,
and I knew that my cousin was
relating my sad story. My uncle let
out a roar and, laughing loudly,
came up the steps, two at a time.
With one glance at me and before I
could try to speak, he was astride
me: both his thumbs were in my
mouth. There was just one little
practiced twist and my troubles
were over. Contrary to predictions
made at the time, there has never
been a recurrence."
Dr. Eanes sat for classes at MCV
from 1907 to 1911 in a chair next
to Dr. James Puryear Bowles of
Goochland County, not knowing
until years later that they were
distant cousins through the Wil-
kinson family. In addition to the
Wilkinson family, Dr. Eanes had
two brothers-in-law who were
tied to the college. Eanes' older sis-
ter married a graduate of the Uni-
versity College of Medicine, Dr.
Charles J. Kinsolving, UCM '03,
who practiced in St. Maries, Idaho.
Dr. Jerrell R. Reams, D.D.S. '24,
who practiced dentistry in Rich-
mond for many years, was the
brother of Dr. Eanes' wife, Mrs.
Viola Reams Eanes.
Dr. Eanes spent most of his pro-
fessional life in the United States
Army. A retired colonel, he now
lives in the Homewood Retirement
Center in Frederick, Maryland.
Jess N. Judy, M.H.A. '77, is the
third generation of Judys to attend
college on the MCV Campus.
His grandfather, Dr. William J.
Judy, came from West Virginia and
enrolled at MCV from 1899-1904.
Interested in athletics, Dr. Judy
was a member of the college's
Y.M.C.A. as there were no formal
athletic classes. After he received
his degree, Dr. Judy returned to
West Virginia to practice general
medicine. Eventually he turned his
attention to diseases of children,
The ]udy family: ]ess Judy (left), Ben
Judy, and possible "fourth generation"
MCV Campus students.
which was of special interest, for
he had ten children of his own. Dr.
Judy also was an ordained minister
and pastor of a Baptist church in
Parkersburg, West Virginia.
One of Dr. Judy's children, Dr.
S. Ben Judy, M.D. '48, followed his
father's footsteps from West Vir-
ginia to Virginia to receive his
higher education. The younger Dr.
Judy attended Virginia Polytechnic
Institute before coming to MCV.
Also interested in athletics, he
bears the distinction of being the
first student who received an
athletic scholarship from Virginia
Tech to later attend medical
school. He chose, of course, MCV.
Dr. Ben Judy most vividly
remembers two professors, Dr.
Harvey Haag and Dr. Hjalmar
Osterud. "Dr. Haag would mis-
pronounce our names on purpose,"
said Dr. Judy. "He always called me
Mr. Juddy, but he didn't annoy us
because we knew it was all in fun,"
he said. "Sometimes Dr. Osterud
would get mad in class and I would
think he was going to blow his top,
but he never did," Dr. Judy con-
tinued. "The professors had their
idiosyncracies but they were great
teachers." Since 1949 Dr. Judy has
practiced family medicine in
Jess Judy, Dr. Judy's son, gradu-
ated from the University of Rich-
mond and worked at St. Mary's
Hospital, first as a physical therapy
aide, and then in business adminis-
tration. "I knew I wanted to go
into health care, but never having
seen my father while I was grow-
ing up, I didn't want to be a doc-
tor," said Mr. Judy, M.H.A. '77.
"I was lucky to have the expe-
rience of having a father who was
a physician, however," Mr. Judy
continued. "I saw that many doc-
tors have a general lack of interest
in business affairs; they are too
busy going about their work of
making people well. I realized that
there was a need to provide exper-
tise to doctors in this area so they
can go about their own business."
On a more personal level, Mr. Judy
feels that having his father's repu-
tation precede him has been help-
ful too. "I have met people every-
where who went to school with
Dad," said Mr. Judy. "They say, 'If
you are Ben Judy's son, you must
be a good guy.' "
Mr. Judy has lived in Nashville,
Tennessee, since 1985 where he
was vice-president of the Hospital
Corporation of America's (HCA)
Physician Services Company. In
July he became an administrator at
HCA's Southern Hills Hospital in
Nashville. Mr. Judy enjoys hospital
administration and feels that the
training he received at MCV pre-
pared him very well. "The man-
agement of a hospital is one of the
most interesting businesses to be
in," said Mr. Judy. "You deal with
all kinds of employees from jani-
tors to doctors, as well as patients
and their families. The many com-
plex personalities and situations
involved make it a real 'people bus-
iness,' " he said.
Miss Minnie E. Thorne, from Elm
City, North Carolina, went to
MCV to study nursing with her
first cousin, Miss Minnie E. Green.
The Thorne and Green families: Minnie
Thorne (left) and Janice Green Proctor;
(inset) Minnie Green.
They both graduated in 1932. "I
recall the first day of classes very
well," said Miss Thorne. "Eight or
ten of us had come in at mid-year.
Nurse Zeigler was teaching a
course on the history of medicine
and she said to our group straight
away, 'You have only two alterna-
tives; you pass the courses or you
eliminate yourselves,' " said Miss
Thorne. "Students usually took 15
semester hours back then, but for
those of us who came in at mid-
term, we had to take 20 hours of
courses to catch up. In addition, we
put in four hours of work each day
on the floor and eight hours on
Saturday and Sunday when classes
weren't in session," Miss Thorne
Miss Thorne previously had
studied education at Eastern Caro-
lina Teachers' College and taught
primary school, which she feels
helped to prepare her for the
rigors of her nursing training. She
said, however, that she never has
had a strong science background.
"Dr. Frank Pitts taught chemistry
to the nurses back then," said Miss
Thorne. "At the end of six weeks,
he called four names and said these
students were to see him after
class. Mine was one of the names
called by Dr. Pitts, and I knew
what I was going to hear when I
went to see him," she continued.
Miss Thorne went to Dr. Pitts
and said, "I know you want to talk
to me because I am not doing well
in your class, but I have had my
training in teaching, not in
science." She explained that she
had tried to learn chemistry but
could not get the hang of it so she
wanted to drop the course. Miss
Thorne said that Dr. Pitts advised
her to continue coming to class. He
urged her to copy and learn what
he put on the board; if she did
that, he felt she would pass.
"I told him that I couldn't do that
because if I didn't understand what
I had copied, it would be cheating,"
said Miss Thorne. "Dr. Pitts said
that anyone who was that con-
scientious would make a good
nurse whether she had a knack for
chemistry or not, so he refused to
let me drop the course. He said
that the plateau of knowledge
would open up eventually, and he
was right," she said. "There were
15 questions on the state examina-
tion, and we could pick three that
we did not have to answer. I left
out some of the chemistry ques-
tions, but the ones that I had to
answer were easy. I still don't
know a great deal about chemistry,
however," she said.
Because of a special interest in
public health nursing, Miss Thorne
was awarded a scholarship by the
state to attend the College of Wil-
liam and Mary for postgraduate
work. She worked as a public
health nurse throughout North
Carolina for 23 years before retir-
ing in Elm City and has received
many honors for her achievements
Miss Minnie Green, Miss
Thome's cousin, practiced nursing
for several years in Williamsburg.
Mrs. Janice Green Proctor, the
niece of Miss Green, and the first
cousin of Miss Thorne, graduated
from the School of Nursing in
1957. Mrs. Proctor currently is the
nurse manager of Same Day
Surgery, Heritage Hospital, in
Tarboro, North Carolina.
Elizabeth Acosta-Lewis is a doctoral stu-
dent at the College of William and Mary.
The Sease family: As noted in the
November 1986 Scarab, the Rich-
mond Times-Dispatch carried a
vignette last fall on the five Doctors Sease
of Harrisonburg, all graduates of the
School of Medicine. Pictured (seated, left to
right): Robert H. Sease and Cyril I. Sease:
and (standing, left to right) W. Craig
Sease, Robert H. Sease, jr., and James R.
Pharmacy Family Lends
By Linda K. Livengood
Whether you're talking with Har-
vey B. Morgan the pharmacist,
B.S. pharmacy '55, or Delegate
Morgan, the distinguished repre-
sentative from the 98th House
District, the Gloucester native
quickly attributes his numerous
successes to his family's support
A co-owner of Morgan's Drug
Store in Gloucester, Mr. Morgan
says he would not be able to make
the time-consuming commitment
to the General Assembly without
his pharmacist family's willingness
to run the business while he is
Actively participating in the
family-owned firm are his wife,
the former Barbara Andrews, B.S.
pharmacy '56, his father, Loran V.
Morgan, pharmacy '22, and his
brother, James, B.S. pharmacy '53.
Although his brother's son, Wil-
liam R. Morgan, decided to pursue
medicine instead of pharmacy, he
maintained the family's link to
MCV, the health sciences division
of VCU, graduating in 1983.
Harvey Morgan has been active
in a number of professional and
Harvey B. Morgan (B.S. pharmacy '55)
civic organizations, including ser-
vice as president of the Virginia
Pharmaceutical Association in
1976, a director of the Gloucester
Chapter of the American Red
Cross, and chairman of the Glou-
cester County Steering Committee
for Drug Abuse Control.
He has served also as a member
of the Governor's Advisory Com-
mittee on Medicare/Medicaid and
on the Virginia Drug Abuse Advi-
sory Council. A former director of
the Virginia Mental Health Associ-
ation, Mr. Morgan has been a trus-
tee of the Virginia Council on
Health and Medical Care.
Among his numerous honors
are the Virginia Pharmacist of the
Year in 1978, the Boy Scouts
Order of the Arrow in 1976, the
Kiwanis Distinguished Service
Award in 1969, and the A. H.
Robins Bowl of Hygeia Award in
Mr. Morgan has maintained
close ties with the MCV Campus,
volunteering his time as an asso-
ciate clinical professor of pharmacy
for the past 15 years. In his role as
practitioner/teacher, he serves as a
mentor for pharmacy students
during the one-month community
pharmacy clerkship program that
is required during the second
semester of the senior year. In
addition, he has served as a
member of the Board of Trustees
of the MCV Alumni Association of
He also sponsors an internship
program for students who are
interested in the political process at
the General Assembly. When the
Legislature is in session in Rich-
mond, the students research
health-related issues, monitor
committee activities, and help with
As the only direct health care
provider in the 100-member House
of Delegates, Harvey Morgan fre-
quently provides expert informa-
tion to his peers on legislation
impacting health care. His
include service on the Corporation,
Insurance, and Banking; Chesa-
peake and its Tributaries; and
Counties, Cities, and Towns
Committees. He has served on
numerous legislative study com-
mittees and currently is chairman
of the subcommittee that is inves-
tigating charges of unfair competi-
tion between nonprofit organiza-
tions and small, for-profit
"I strongly support the mission
of nonprofit organizations," Dele-
gate Morgan said. "That mission is
important and should be protected.
We are acting on concerns about
the proliferation of ancillary activi-
ties that are taking them into new
During recent hearings in Rich-
mond, the subcommittee heard
testimony that indicated some
small businesses were forced to
close due to competition from non-
"While we don't want to inter-
fere with the legitimate mission of
the nonprofits, we need to take a
close look if tax-paying entities are
being forced out. That hurts every-
one who benefits from taxes,
which means all of us," he said.
Delegate Morgan said he was
surprised to learn no state agency
knows exactly how many non-
profit organizations are currently
operating in Virginia. The explo-
sive growth of nonprofits is under
scrutiny by the U.S. Congress and
a number of states.
Citing figures published recently
in national magazines, Mr. Morgan
said nonprofits are accounting for
an ever-increasing portion of the
nation's gross national product. "In
1930 they were less than three
percent of the GNP, a figure which
remained relatively constant until
1984. By 1987, more than eight
percent of GNP was attributed to
nonprofits. That represents the
loss of significant tax revenues," he
"There is a movement to focus
on this growth and shed some sun-
light on a clouded issue. We would
like to see more accountability. An
organization with nonprofit status
can form an umbrella organization
and compete with such tax-paying
businesses as laundries, restau-
rants, and office buildings, just by
saying the profits are used to sup-
port the nonprofit's legitimate
Delegate Morgan said, "I am
fiercely free enterprise, and I wel-
come competition, but it should be
on the same terms. By receiving
preferential tax treatment, which
is proper for their legitimate mis-
sion, nonprofits can gain an unfair
competitive advantage against tax-
paying businesses. This is an
uneven playing field.
"What we are most concerned
with is preserving the legitimate
mission of the nonprofit while
ensuring small businesses are not
unduly injured. We are interested
in accountability and openness
which will, I believe, ultimately
protect nonprofits from those who
abuse that special and essential
Linda K. Livengood is a freelance writer
living in Richmond.
Do You Know
Do you know that our Medical College of Virginia Alumni
Association will soon have its 100th birthday? (1989)
Do you know that our home for the past 40 years has been
in the Maupin-Maury House at 1105 East Clay Street?
Do you know that several months ago a fund drive was
started to raise $1.2 million for the moving and
restoration of the old house?
Do you know that $784,500 has been pledged already by
the MCV Foundation, the University, the alumni board,
the Alumni Association Building Fund, and individual
Do you know that the MCV Alumni Association has
20,000 registered alumni and that only 2.4 percent of
those alumni have made a pledge or gift for this most
Do you know that if every alumnus would pledge only
$100 for three years, our goal for Phase I, for Phase II,
and for furnishings would be met and construction could
Well! Now that you know all of these facts, you surely must
know also how very much we need your help. Please show
that you care by making a pledge today to the MCV Alumni
House Building Fund.
Alumni House Contributors
If you contributed or pledged to help fund the relocation and restoration of the MCV Alumni Association of VCU
headquarters, the Maupin-Maury House, by October 9, 1987, your name is listed below.
Contributions and pledges received by October 9 total more than $784,500. If your name is not listed, why not
complete the form on page 19 and mail it today. Please make checks payable to MCV Alumni Association of VCU,
Box 156, Richmond, VA 23298-0156.
MCV-Alumni Association of VCU
Phase I Goal- -l.06S.OO0.
Dr. Kinloch Nelson, dean emeritus of the School of Medicine, and Mrs. Frances W. Kay, B.S. nursing '59, treasurer of the Alumni
Association who has also been working as director of development for the Alumni House Building Fund Campaign, check a computer print-
out of West Virginia physicians who have contributed to the campaign. In support of the campaign, Dean Nelson wrote to all 240 West
Virginia physicians who received their medical degree from MCV during the period when West Virginia's physicians were educated here
through an agreement between the two states. Dean Nelson claims that he has taught most of the West Virginia physicians medicine and
some of them golf.
ROBERT MAURY SOCIETY
Pledge and/or gift of $10,000 and up.
Dr. Alvin E. Conner
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SOCRATES MAUPIN SOCIETY
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Dr. Allan L. Forbes
Dr. A. Edward Hodges
Mrs. Frances Whitlock Kay
Mr. Linwood S. Leavitt
In memory of Mr. Thomas F.
Marshall, Sr., by his widow
Mrs. S. Jean Moye Shepard
Dr. Henry S. Spencer
Dr. Harry A. Wellons, Jr.
Pledge and/or gift of $1,000 to $4,999.
Dr. Simeon H. Adams
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Class of Medicine '47
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Estate of Joseph L.
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Florence and Robert
Cabaniss in honor of
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Mr. Henry W. Addington
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Dr. D. Earl Brown, Jr.
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Dr. William E. Holland
Dr. Hampton Hubbard
Dr. H.R. Ivey
Dr. Barry V. Kirkpatrick
Dr. Hermes A. Kontos
Miss Mary O. Lindamood
Dr. Robert L. Mason
Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson
Mr. E. Donald Reynolds
Mr. Thomas W. Rorrer
Miss Dorsye Russell
Mrs. Margaret B. Stokes
Dr. Paul A. Tanner, Jr.
Dr. Terry F. Tanner
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Pledge and/or gift of $250 to $499
Dr. Charles Daniel
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Dr. Rufus P. Ellett, Jr.
Mrs. Charlotte Elaine
Dr. Warren C. Hagood
Dr. Carl Bemis Hall
Dr. Echols A.
Dr. Karen L.
Dr. Robert M. Litt
Dr. Harry Lyons
Mrs. Magdalena Major
Dr. R. Campbell Manson
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Dr. James L. Blanton M
Miss Katherine C.
Dr. S. Gaylen Bradley Faculty
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Dr. Henry A. Brown
Mr. Henry C.
Dr. Herman W.
Dr. Edwin C. Bryce II
Dr. Baxter H. Byerly
Mr. Clarence F. Cauble
Dr. Melvin D. Childers, Jr.
Dr. C.C. Choi
Mr. Frederick Cifelli
Class of Nursing '72
Mr. Robert W. Clyburn
Dr. LeMoyne Coffield
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Mrs. Janet C. Coon
Dr. L.B. Copenhaver
Ms. Linda Corey
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Mr. Greer L.E.
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Dr. R. Jack Irons
Dr. Edward R. Isaacs
Dr. Leo Jacobs
Mrs. Helene Bergemann
Dr. Francis C. Johnson
Mrs. Kendall Kellum
Dr. A.A. Kirk
Dr. James E. Landen
Dr. John D. Lentz
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Dr. Philip London
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Dr. Jimmie L. Mangus
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Dr. Carolyn Moore
Dr. Robert M.
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Mr. C.V. Montgomery, Jr.
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Dr. John A. Murray
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Dr. Paul J. Nutter
Mrs. Shirley H. Odell
Dr. Benjamin R.
Ms. Mary Beth Pappas
Miss Harriette A.
Dr. Earl R. Peters
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Mr. Richard B. Rice
Dr. Charles W.
Mr. Clarke T.
Dr. Duvahl Ridgway-
Dr. Ralph S.
Dr. R. Stuart Roberson
In memory of Mr. R.R.
Rooke, by his widow
Dr. Meredith Rose
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Miss Elizabeth K. Ryan
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Mr. Frederick Sammons
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Dr. Earl S. Scott
Mrs. Dorothy M.
Mr. Carl G. Showalter
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Mrs. Helen R. Smith
Mr. Kirby H. Smith
Dr. Richard H.
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Dr. Frederick Nimrod
Dr. Girard V.
Mr. James M. Thrower
Dr. C. Vincent
Dr. C. Carl Tully
Mrs. Celia Neff
Dr. William W.
Mr. Ralph M. Ware, Jr.
Dr. William G. Way
Mr. Eugene Vaden White
Dr. Annie Louise
Dr. Louis R. Wilkerson
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Dr. L.S. Wornal
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IN DAYS GONE BY
For this issue of the Scarab, the items of
happenings on the MCV Campus 5-
10-25-50 years ago were gleaned from
old issues of VCU Today, The Medkovan,
and the Skull and Bones.
5 Years Ago
Dr. Elam C. Toone, professor of
immunology and connective tissue dis-
eases on a part-time basis and profes-
sor of medicine and chief of rheuma-
tology at McGuire VA Hospital, was
the only 45-year service award
Dr. S. Gaylen Bradley was named
dean of the School of Basic Sciences to
succeed Dr. Daniel T. Watts who
Dr. John S. Ruggiero succeeded Dr.
Warren Weaver who retired as dean of
the School of Pharmacy.
The name "Children's Medical Cen-
ter" was adopted to identify selected
pediatric activities on the MCV Cam-
pus and to demonstrate to the public
the scope, quality, and comprehensive-
ness of medical and surgical programs
and services available on the MCV
Dr. Harold J. Fallon, chairman of the
Department of Medicine, was
appointed to the advisory council of
the National Arthritis, Diabetes,
Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
10 Years Ago
Kathy Bobbitt, assistant dean of the
School of Nursing, was elected for a
second term to the Board of Directors
of the Virginia Nurses Association.
Dr. Stephen F. Cleary, associate pro-
fessor of biophysics, was named to a
15-member committee that advises the
Food and Drug Administration on
radiation safety standards for elec-
tronic products used in homes, indus-
try, and medicine.
The cornerstone of Hunton Hall,
which was laid on September 13, 1937,
was removed on March 16, 1977,
when the demolition of Hunton Hall
made room for the building of Main
The $110 million project for Main
Hospital received a double A rating for
its bonds from Standard and Poor's
Dr. Lemont B. Kier was named
chairman of the pharmaceutical chem-
Miss L. Frances Gordon, assistant
dean of the School of Nursing from
1958-65 and a 1943 graduate of the
School of Nursing, was awarded the
Outstanding Nursing Alumnus
25 Years Ago
In 1962 the General Assembly appro-
priated $2,568,850 for the mainte-
nance and operation of the College
Division and $3,466,100 for the main-
tenance and operation of the Hospital
Division for fiscal 1962-63.
Three hundred and forty-five per-
sons earned degrees from MCV on
June 3. They represented 20 states,
Hong Kong, and Singapore; 233 of
them were Virginians.
Dr. Paul S. Larson, professor of
pharmacology and chairman of the
department, was made president-elect
of the Society of Toxicology.
Dr. Reno R. Porter, associate profes-
sor of medicine and chief of the sub-
section on cardiovascular disease, was
cited by the President's and Governor's
Committee on Employment of the
Physically Handicapped as the Virginia
physician "who did the most for
employment of the handicapped last
Dr. Sidney Stevens Negus retired
after 35 years of dedicated service as
chairman of the Department of
Gifts and grants for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1962, totaled
Dr. Susan J. Mellette, assistant pro-
fessor of medicine, was appointed
director of the Division of Cancer
50 Years Ago
Dr. Frank L. Apperly, professor of
pathology, was appointed to a mem-
bership to the Royal College of Physi-
cians of London, England.
A notice in the Skull and Bones stated
that "students who insist and demand
attention near the library side of the
Dental Department via the tooting of
horns, racing of motors, etc., play
havoc with the serenity of the class-
room and it will be to the advantage of
all concerned if quiet be maintained in
that area during class periods."
Dr. W. G. Crockett, professor of
pharmacy, spoke to a School of Phar-
macy student body meeting on the
subject of "Patent Medicine Fraud."
In January 1937, Richmond expe-
rienced no snowfall. For the first time
in the history of the U. S. Weather
Bureau here, 35 days of the new year
passed without even a snow flurry.
"Bo" Hanna, Medical College varsity
forward, had his right leg broken in
the basketball battle with the
The Jigsaws, one of the city's most
difficult basketball teams, won by a
score of 38-30 over the Medico nurses.
Miss M. W. Kuykendall was high
scorer of the evening, and the pass
work of Miss Julia Tyler and Miss Ann
Lee Moore was unsurpassed.
The 1937 production of the Dra-
matic Society was "Making Daddy
Senior medical student Robert
McEwen suffered injuries in an auto-
mobile accident while he was on the
way to the Virginia-Navy boxing
matches held at Annapolis.
The dental clinic closed from March
15 to March 18 to permit members of
the faculty to attend the annual meet-
ings of the International Association
for Dental Research and the American
Association of Dental Schools in
Dean W. F. Rudd of the School of
Pharmacy was selected to assist in the
reorganization of Columbia Universi-
ty's pharmacy department.
Miss Lulu K. Wolfe, on a leave of
absence from the nursing division, was
furthering her studies at Bedford Col-
lege, London, Florence Nightingdale
The Egyptian Building received an
internal decoration of paint.
Dr. W. T. Sanger, president of the
Medical College, invited students of
the senior classes and the wives of
those married to an informal tea and
reception at the home of President and
Mrs. Sanger on April 18.
MCV mopped up in table tennis
against the Pops Club of Richmond.
Women were beginning to occupy
an increasingly important place in
American medicine. They represented
5 percent of all medical students last
Gumenick Gift and Tabb Bequest
for MCV Campus Functions Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Gumenick
Mr. Charles G. Thalhimer, chairman
of the Campaign for VCU, has
announced two recent major gifts to
be used on the MCV Campus. They
are a grant of $1,050,000 from the
Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Philan-
thropic Fund and a bequest of approx-
imately $600,000 from the estate of
Mr. Thomas Tabb.
Mr. and Mrs. Gumenick, formerly
of Richmond, created the Nathan and
Sophia Gumenick Philanthropic Fund to
be managed by the Jewish Community
Federation of Richmond's Endowment
Fund. They recommended that the
$1,050,000 grant, the largest commit-
ted to the Campaign for VCU since its
kickoff in November 1986, be commit-
ted to establish three sets of special
service accommodations at MCV
These six special rooms, with adja-
cent amenities, will enhance the qual-
ity of care for patients and their fami-
lies, according to Mr. Carl Fischer,
executive director of MCV Hospitals.
The first unit will be ready for occu-
pancy in mid-1988.
In announcing Mr. and Mrs. Gum-
enick's gift, Mr. Thalhimer emphasized
that Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Gumenick
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grandis
played a vital role in making these new
facilities at MCVH a reality.
Mr. Thalhimer also stated that the
bequest of approximately $600,000
from the estate of Mr. Tabb is in sup-
port of the Dr. Susan J. Mellette Fund.
Money from the fund will be used for
scholarships and fellowships for medi-
cal students in the field of cancer re-
search. The late Mr. Tabb of Hampton
specified the bequest in memory of his
wife, the late Mrs. Ann Poindexter
Dr. Mellette, who is director of the
Cancer Rehabilitation and Continuing
Care Program at the Massey Cancer
Center, is recognized nationally and
internationally as a leader in the field
of cancer rehabilitation and education.
Under her leadership, the Cancer
Rehabilitation and Continuing Care
Program at the Massey Cancer Center
has developed into a model for other
cancer centers. The program is de-
signed to help ease the adjustment of
patients and their families to the psy-
chological and physical hardships of
The office of the MCV Alumni
Association of VCU is moving to
make way for the relocation and
restoration of the Alumni House,
the Maupin-Maury House.
Temporary headquarters for
the Alumni Association is the
west wing of the 16th floor of the
West Hospital. So next time you
are in Richmond, drop by to tell
the staff "hello" in their new
The telephone numbers are the
same: (804) 786-0434 and (804)
The new mailing address is
MCV Alumni Association of
VCU, Box 156, Richmond, VA
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WinterFestival to Be
February 19 and 20
Mark your calendars now to be in
Richmond February 19 and 20, 1988,
to attend the university's gala third
annual WinterFestival — dance at the
Omni . . . cheer on the Rams against
ODU . . . meet classmates and old
Plans are progressing so watch your
mail for details and registration
By popular request, the School of
Nursing will again hold a luncheon and
fashion show during WinterFestival.
Details will be in the next School of
MCV Hospitals' heart transplant pro-
gram has been designated as one of
the first two in the United States to be
certified as a Medicare provider. Fewer
than 20 heart transplant centers are
expected to be designated during the
The criteria for certification require
that hospitals perform at least 12 heart
transplants in each of the two years
before seeking Medicare certification
and 12 transplants before that, but
since January 1, 1982. In addition, a
hospital must perform at least 500 car-
diac catheterizations and coronary
arteriograms and 250 open-heart sur-
The MCVH clinical heart transplant
program is the second oldest and today
one of the three largest heart trans-
plant programs in the United States.
Dr. Richard Lower, chairman and pro-
fessor of cardiac surgery, performed
the United States' second heart trans-
plant at MCV Hospitals on May 25,
1968. MCV Hospitals and Stanford
University have the oldest continuous
heart transplant programs in the
The Scarab regrets a misidentification
in the caption accompanying the Nurs-
ing 1937 reunion photograph in its
Mrs. Louise H. Blowe was identified
incorrectly as Mrs. Grace Walker.
Dr. Elam Toone Helps Secure Cecil Exhibit
Dr. Elam Toone, M.D. '34, is pictured in front of an exhibit commemorating Dr. Russell L. Cecil,
M.D. '06 UCM, and Sc.D. '28 MCV. Dr. Toone is holding one of the early editions of A Text-
book of Medicine: By American Authors, edited by Dr. Cecil and for many years the stan-
dard medical textbook.
Dr. Elam Toone, M.D. '34, emeritus
professor of internal medicine, recently
assisted the Special Collections and
Archives Department, Tompkins-
McCaw Library, University Library
Services, in obtaining an exhibit com-
memorating Dr. Russell L. Cecil, M.D.
'06 UCM, and Sc.D. '28 MCV.
The exhibit, created in 1984 for the
50th anniversary of the American
Rheumatism Association, depicts Dr.
Cecil's career as a faculty member at
Cornell University's New York Hospi-
tal, medical director of the Arthritis
Foundation, co-founder and third pres-
ident of the American Rheumatism
Association, and editor of A Textbook of
Medicine: By American Authors in 1926
that became the standard text used by
almost all American medical schools.
The text has been through a number
of editions and is still used today.
Dr. Toone, himself a nationally and
internationally renowned rheumatolo-
gist, introduced the idea of transfer-
ring the exhibit to the MCV Campus
and made the preliminary contacts and
arrangements with the American Rheu-
MCV Foundation Announces
New Gifts, Allocations, Trustees
The MCV Foundation received gifts of
$4,198,494 in 1986-87, an increase of
34 percent over 1985-86. The total
represents approximately $2.4 million
in endowment funds and $1.8 million
in current needs support. The 1986-87
fiscal year was the second year that
the MCV Foundation received and
dispersed funds for current needs on
the MCV Campus.
Major gifts not previously reported
in the Scarab included $180,000 from
the estate of Albert del Castillo to the
Massey Cancer Center Endowment
Fund for ongoing cancer research
activities; $105,000 from the estate of
Gladys V. Haag to the Haag Professor-
ship Endowment Fund and $52,000
from the late Vivienne K. Harris for
research in cardiac and pulmonary dis-
eases. From the estate of Marion
Crump, $241,000 will support disease-
related research, and $94,000 from the
combined estates of Dr. George C. and
Victorine Andes are unrestricted
Corporate support included
$100,000 from the Ethyl Corporation
for the Ethyl Corporation Cancer
Research Endowment Fund and
$135,000 from the R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company for current
research in the Department of Human
The MCV Foundation benefits
annually from the support of other
foundations: the Metropolitan Health
Foundation contributed $100,000 for
the establishment of the VCU Sports
Medicine Center, the Helen Fuld
Health Trust gave $50,000 to the
School of Nursing, and the Massey
Foundation gave an annual donation of
$100,000 to the Massey Cancer
Other gifts include contributions
from Virginia dentists to support the
Virginia Dental Association Endow-
ment Fund and an anonymous dona-
tion of $50,000 to open a new opera-
tional fund for the Division of
Almost $150,000 was donated to the
MCV Alumni Association building
campaign for the MCV Alumni House
The MCV Foundation recently
awarded grants and allocations totaling
over $1 million to MCV Campus
schools and hospitals for fiscal 1987-
88. Of the total, approximately
$280,000 comes from unrestricted
The majority of the unrestricted
income will help to enhance the quality
of student life on the MCV Campus.
Projects funded include a new School
of Dentistry student affairs center,
computer equipment for student use in
the School of Nursing, a scholarship
program in the School of Pharmacy,
and the furnishing of a new student
Funds will support research also:
$16,400 for research in cardiovascular
disease, $21,000 for research benefit-
ing children, $14,600 for alcohol-
related research, and $5,500 for
research in geriatric medicine.
Approximately $736,000 in endow-
ment income from restricted funds will
support endowed chairs, professor-
ships, and fellowships, as well as
numerous student scholarships and
loans. Several departments in the
School of Medicine will purchase major
equipment with income from depart-
mental endowment funds.
Four new members have been
named to the foundation's Board of
Trustees. They are Kenneth S.
Houghton, vice-president for research
and development for Philip Morris
International; John T. McGrann, most
recent past president of the Bank of
Virginia Trust Company, now a part
of Signet Bank; Lewis N. Miller, Jr.,
president of Central Fidelity Bank, Inc.;
and Troy A. Peery, Jr., president of
Heilig-Meyers, Inc. They will serve
Ralph M. Ware, Jr., B.S. pharmacy
'42, retiring after 20 years as a trustee,
was named a lifetime honorary
Dr. W. Robert Irby, M.D. '48, was
elecied the new president.
NCI Names Massey
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
recently recognized the Massey Cancer
Center by identifying it as one of 42
NCI-designated cancer centers in the
United States. The designation was
made on the basis of the evaluation of
the Massey Oncer Center's overall
program of cancer research, patient
care, and cancer education.
The Massey Cancer Center, a part
of the MCV Campus, was selected to
be included in this elite group of cancer
centers on the basis of a peer review
by teams of cancer scientists, clinical
cancer specialists, and administrators
from nongovernmental facilities
around the nation.
CE Program Set
The Office of Continuing Education in
the School of Dentistry has scheduled
a week's study/play program on St.
Maarten Island in the Carribean from
April 28-May 4, 1988.
The program, to be held at Mullet
Bay Resort, features Dr. W. Baxter
Perkinson, Jr., D.D.S. '70, as the con-
tinuing education speaker for the
seminars that will be held for several
hours each day. His topics will be
"Everyday Approaches to Restorative
Dentistry" and "Practice Management."
Additional information is available
from Dr. F. B. Wiebusch, assistant
dean for continuing education, at (804)
Richard Meador and F. Dixon Whit-
worth, Jr., recently were appointed to
four-year terms on the VCU Board of
Visitors by Governor Gerald Baliles.
Mr. Meador, an insurance and real
estate agent with Barger Insurance
Company in Waynesboro, received a
bachelor's degree in business from
Richmond Professional Institute.
A regional executive vice-president
MCV Alumni Association of VCU Treasurer's Report
July 1, 1986-June 30, 1987
Dinners, assemblies, Senior Dance,
Administrative and general
Net income (loss)
General fund balance
beginning of year
General fund balance
end of year
The complete audit by McGladrey, Hendrickson and Pullen, certified public
accountants, is available at the Alumni As
sociation Office shou
to see it.
of F & M National Corporation and a
resident of Winchester, Mr. Whit-
worth received a master's degree from
Other members of the Board of Vis-
itors are Nina F. Abady, Richmond;
Richard L. Beadles, Richmond; William
B. Berry, Richmond; Rozanne C. Epps
(secretary), Richmond; James B. Farin-
holt (rector), Richmond; Roger L. Gre-
gory, Richmond; William E. Holland,
Richmond; Weldon H. Latham,
Bethesda; Eric M. Lipman (vice-rector),
Richmond; French H. Moore, Jr.,
Abingdon; W. Roy Smith, Petersburg;
Anne Marie Whittemore, Richmond;
and Alan L. Wurtzel, Washington,
The School of Nursing already is pre-
paring for its centennial celebration in
1993. Ideas are being generated to
make the celebration a memorable
Alumni and friends of the School of
Nursing are urged to be on the alert
for communications from the Nursing
Division of the MCV Alumni Associa-
tion of VCU and to submit ideas and
requests for the centennial celebration
to Constance Stonnington, Director of
External Affairs, School of Nursing,
Box 567, Richmond, VA 23298-0567.
lies Named VCU
Dr. William P. lies joined the univer-
sity recently as director of alumni
activities in the University Advance-
In this position, Dr. lies is responsi-
ble for planning and implementing
programs to strengthen ties between
alumni and the University.
Formerly associate director of the
University of Iowa Alumni Association
and Division of Alumni Records, he
has served in numerous capacities,
including special assistant to the direc-
tor of public information, assistant to
the president, and visiting professor of
history. Dr. lies received his bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral degrees from
the University of Iowa.
Two New Master's
The university has established an
executive Master of Science program
in health administration specifically
designed for health care professionals
who work full time.
Using an innovative combination of
computer conferencing, programmed
instruction, videotape packages, and
self-directed study modules, the pro-
gram will allow working health care
professionals to earn a graduate degree
in health administration without inter-
rupting their careers. The two-year
program, which begins in 1988, is
designed so that students spend only
five periods on campus, each ranging
from six to 12 days.
The second new master's program
recently approved by the Board of Vis-
itors will replace the baccalaureate
program in physical therapy in 1989. A
master's entry-level physical therapy
program, which consists of three
years' preparatory work and three
years of studies in physical therapy,
will be available. Advanced graduate
studies in physical therapy will con-
tinue to be offered.
Dr. Louis F. Rossiter, associate profes-
sor of health administration, has been
appointed director of the David G.
Williamson, Jr., Institute for Health
Dr. Rossiter, a health economist,
came to the MCV Campus in 1982 as
tant professor of health administra-
tion. A graduate of Lenoir Rhyne Col-
lege, he has a master's degree from the
University of South Carolina and a
doctoral degree from the University of
The David G. Williamson, Jr., Insti-
tute for Health Studies was created
earlier this year as a center for study-
ing health care services and was named
in honor of David G. Williamson, Jr.,
M.H.A. '57, vice-chairman of the Hos-
pital Corporation of America, who,
until his death in 1986, chaired the
New Ventures for Excellence in Health
Administration Education Campaign
which provided funds for the institute.
NIH Awards Grant
to Study AIDS
The National Institutes of Health
(NIH) has awarded a $500,000 grant to
a team of scientists and clinicians on
the MCV Campus for their work with
AIDS. The program, "Exploration of T
Lymphocyte Expandability in AIDS,"
will be funded for three years.
The research team is led by Dr. R.
A. Carchman, professor of pharmacol-
ogy and toxicology and associate scien-
tific director of the Massey Cancer
Center. Other team members are Dr.
Carl McCrady, research associate,
Department of Pharmacology and Tox-
icology; Dr. W. H. Carter, Jr., profes-
sor and chairman, Department of Bios-
tatistics; Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz, assistant
professor, Department of Internal
Medicine; and Dr. Eric Westin, assist-
ant professor, Department of Internal
The Virginia Moose Association
(VMA) and its 100 lodges and 78 chap-
ters have established a $100,000
endowment fund to be used for cancer
research at the Massey Cancer Center
on the MCV Campus.
Concerned by the tremendous loss
of life and disability associated with
cancer in its membership and others
throughout Virginia, the VMA hopes
to raise $100,000 each year for the
fund, eventually reaching a total of $1
December 12, 1987—9 am-3 pm
Bonded Porcelain Restorations: Dentistry's
Frank B. Gardner, D.D.S.
January 8, 1988—9 am-4 pm
How Superstar Dentists Create Constellations
January 16, 1988 — 9 am-3 pm
The Restoration of Coronally Debilitated Teeth
David R. Federick, D.M.D., M.Sc.D.
February 1-2, 1988 — 4 pm-6 pm
Management of Dental Patients with AIDS
and Other Oral Lesions
John Svirsky, D.D.S.
February 13, 1988—9 am-3 pm
Positive Money Making Ideas: A Prosthodontic
Martin G. Koch, D.M.D.
February 19-21, 1988—9 am-4 pm
A Practical Approach to Crown and Bridge for
W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr., D.D.S.
February 27, 1988—9 am-5 pm
A New Approach to Molar Endodontics
Marshall C. England, D.D.S.
John B. Holcomb, D.D.S.
E. Neil Dodds, D.D.S.
Gary R. Hartwell, D.D.S.
The Board of Visitors recently named
three new chairmen of MCV Campus
departments and divisions.
Dr. James C. Burns, associate pro-
fessor of oral pathology, has been
appointed chairman of the department.
Dr. Burns is a 1972 graduate of the
School of Dentistry and joined the
faculty in 1978.
Dr. Robert Lamb, associate profes-
sor of physical therapy, has been
appointed acting chairman of the
Department of Physical Therapy. Dr.
Lamb joined the department in 1968
and has directed its graduate studies
program since 1982.
Dr. Anthony V. Proto, professor of
radiology, has been appointed chair-
man of the Division of Diagnostic
Radiology. Dr. Proto has been on the
faculty since 1984.
Class of 1938
Be in Next Issue
Members of the Class of 1938 are
reminded to mail their photo-
graphs and reminiscences to Mrs.
Franklin B. Stone, Executive
Director, MCV Alumni Associa-
tion of VCU, Box 156, Richmond,
VA 23298-0156, to be received by
December 1, 1987, for inclusion in
the February 1988 issue of the
All alumni should mark their
calendars now for REUNION '88
to be held April 8, 9, 1988, at
Richmond's Omni Hotel.
which also will be April 8, 9, 1988,
will be held at the Richmond Mar-
Three faculty were honored recently
for "excellence in medicine and com-
munity service" by The National
Italian-American Foundation, The
Italian-American Cultural Association,
and Guiseppe Verdi Lodge #315,
Order Sons of Italy in America. The
honorees are Dr. Joseph F. Borzelleca,
professor, Department of Pharmacol-
ogy and Toxicology; Dr. John S. Rug-
giero, professor, Department of Phar-
macy and Pharmaceutics, and dean,
School of Pharmacy; and Dr. Joseph
Zanga, professor, Department of
Dr. William L. Banks, Jr., co-director
of the Massey Cancer Center and pro-
fessor of biochemistry, was installed
recently as president of the Virginia
Academy of Science.
Dr. William H. Barr, professor and
chairman, Department of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutics; Dr. Lemont B.
Kier, professor. Department of Medi-
cinal Chemistry; and Dr. John H.
Wood, professor, Department of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics, have
been installed as fellows in the newly-
formed American Association of
Dr. Richard B. Brandt, professor of
biochemistry and molecular biophysics
and a member of the staff of the Mas-
sey Cancer Center, recently received
the J. Shelton Horsley Research Award
from the Virginia Academy of Science
for his study on the "Inhibition of
Dr. Francis M. Bush, associate profes-
sor, Department of General Dentistry,
was the author of an article entitled
"Tinnitus and Otalgia in Temporo-
mandibular Disorders" published in the
October issue of the journal of Prosthetic
Dentistry. Dr. Bush recently presented
"Pain Perception and Assessment
Among Patients with Temporoman-
dibular Disorders" at the Fifth World
Congress on Pain in Germany. He col-
laborated with Dr. Vernon M. Chin-
chilli, associate professor, Department
of Biostatistics, and Dr. M. F. Martelli,
Sheltering Arms Hospital.
Dr. Joseph P. Bush, assistant profes-
sor, Departments of Psychology and
Pediatrics, recently presented "Racial
and Ethnic Factors in the Perception of
Chronic Pain and Subsequent Behav-
ior" at a symposium on "Chronic Pain:
Clinical Issues in Health Care." The
symposium was part of the annual
meeting of the American Psychological
Association in New York.
Dr. Vernon M. Chinchilli, associate
professor, Department of Biostatistics,
has been elected chairperson of the
biopharmaceutical section of the Amer-
ican Statistical Association. His term
begins in January 1989.
Dr. Alexander Clarke, associate pro-
fessor of biomedical engineering, has
developed a new windshield film that
protects people with hypersensitive
skin or eye conditions from harmful
sun rays. The film screens out irritat-
ing rays of light but allows transmis-
sion of sunlight needed for proper
Dr. Mary Corley, assistant professor,
Nursing Service Administration Pro-
gram, lectured on "The Effect of Modi-
fied Work Week Schedules on Nurse
Job Satisfaction and Perceived Ade-
quacy of Nursing Care" at a recent
Southern Nursing Research Society
Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Dwain L. Eckberg, professor,
Department of Medicine, was one of
the two non-Europeans invited to
address a meeting on baroreflex func-
tion and parasympathetic cardiac con-
trol convened by the Commission of
the European Communities in Italy.
Dr. Joan Farrell, dean of the School of
Nursing, presented "Assessment of
Homebound Patients with Chronic
Obstructive Lung Disease According
to Their Activities of Daily Living,
Stress, and Pulmonary Function" at
the International Research Congress,
Edinburgh, Scotland, recently.
Dr. Richard A. Glennon, professor,
Department of Medicinal Chemistry,
recently participated in a conference on
designer drugs entitled "Technical
Aspects of Drug Control: Assessment
of Issues Relative to Illicit Substances
of Abuse and Controlled Substance
Analogs." The conference, held in
Rabat, Morocco, was sponsored by the
Mental Health Division of the World
Health Organization and the United
States Drug Enforcement Adminis-
Dr. Louis S. Harris, professor and
chairman, Department of Pharmacol-
ogy and Toxicology, recently attended
the International Conference on Drug
Abuse and Illicit Traffic in Austria. Dr.
Harris recently was appointed as the
science advisor to the director of the
National Institute on Drug Abuse and
is a representative of the Committee
on Problems of Drug Dependence.
Dr. S. James Kilpatrick, Jr., professor,
Department of Biostatistics, has been
invited by Japan's Council for Envi-
ronment and Health to speak at its
International Conference on Indoor
Air Quality next month. The title of
the presentation is "Model Specifica-
tion Effects in ETS/Nutrition
Dr. Pulla R. S. Kishore, professor and
chairman, Department of Radiology,
has been selected as a fellow by the
American College of Radiology's Board
of Chancellors. Dr. Kishore was
honored for his outstanding contribu-
tions to the field of radiology.
Dr. William R. Krause, assistant pro-
fessor, Department of Biomedical
Engineering, has received the Leroy
Wyman Award from the American
Society for Testing and Materials. The
award is presented annually to an
engineer who has made outstanding
contributions to the development of
Dr. Daniel M. Laskin, professor and
chairman, Department of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery, and editor-in-
chief of the journal of Oral and Maxillofa-
cial Surgery, is the recipient of the
William J. Gies Foundation for the
Advancement of Dentistry Editorial
Award for 1987. His editorial, entitled
"Telling It Like It Is" and published last
year, was selected as the outstanding
editorial entered in the competition
this year. This is the fourth time Dr.
Laskin has received the award. He has
been presented the 1987 International
Education Award by the International
Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr.
Laskin received this award for his con-
tributions to the field as an educator,
researcher, and clinician. Dr. Laskin
also was the author of an article
entitled "Smoking Habits and Atti-
tudes of Oral and Maxillofacial Sur-
geons" published in a recent issue of
the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial
Dr. Susan J. Mellette, professor of
internal medicine and rehabilitation
medicine and director of the Cancer
Rehabilitation and Continuing Care
Program of the Massey Cancer Cen-
ter, was honored recently by the
YWCA as one of Richmond's outstand-
Dr. Otto D. Payton, professor, De-
partment of Physical Therapy, has
been named editor of the journal of Phys-
ical Therapy Education, a new venture of
the education section of the American
Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Anthony V. Proto, professor,
Department of Radiology, and chair-
man, Division of Diagnostic Radiology,
was recently an invited speaker at the
Australian College of Radiology in
Sydney. This was part of a series of
lectures Dr. Proto presented in Austra-
lia and New Zealand.
Dr. Mitchell L. Schubert, assistant
professor, Department of Internal
Medicine, has received the American
Research Scholar Award and the Veter-
ans Administration Research Associate
Career Development Award. Dr.
Schubert is studying the neural and
paracrine regulation of gastric acid
Dr. Jennie D. Seaton, assistant dean,
School of Allied Health Professions,
has been elected chairman of the Advi-
sory Board for Health Occupations
Education, Richmond Technical
Dr. Ramesh K. Shukla, professor,
Department of Health Administration,
spoke at the annual meeting of the
Saskatchewan, Canada, Nursing
Assistants' Association recently.
Dr. William Stepka, emeritus profes-
sor of pharmacy and pharmaceutics
and a consultant for employee rela-
tions at VCU, was honored recently at
a luncheon hosted by the Virginia
Conference of the American Associa-
tion of University Professors. Dr.
Stepka was cited for his sustained and
selfless devotion to higher education in
Dr. Henry H. Stonnington, professor
and chairman,»Department of Rehabili-
tation Medicine, has been elected
treasurer of the International Society
for the Study of Brain Injury. Dr.
Stonnington was instrumental in the
formation of the society.
Dr. Alfred J. Szumski, M.S. '56, Ph.D.
'64, associate professor, Department of
Physiology, was invited to attend the
Bi-National Colloquium of the Alex-
ander von Humboldt Foundation held
recently at the University of Texas,
Austin. The colloquium was sponsored
by the von Humboldt Foundation for
awardees who studied and participated
in research projects under their spon-
sorship at German universities. Dr.
Szumski's one-year tenure was at the
University of Munich.
Dr. J. Randall Thomas and Dr. Robert
A. Petry, assistant clinical professors of
psychiatry in psychology, published
"Comparison of Cognitive and Behav-
ioral Self-Control Treatments of
Depression" in a recent issue of Psycho-
Dr. George P. Vennart, chairman,
Department of Pathology, was inter-
viewed recently by the CBS Evening
News for his expert opinion on the
ability of laboratories to meet
increased demands for testing of drug
dependency and diseases. Dr. Vennart
is responsible for more than four mil-
lion laboratory procedures performed
at MCV Hospitals each year.
Dr. F. B. Wiebusch, assistant dean for
continuing education, School of Den-
tistry, was elected president of the
Eastern Conference for Dental Con-
tinuing Education at its annual meet-
ing held in Washington, D.C., in June.
Harry Lyons (D.D.S.) has received the
Callahan Award for "distinguished
service to the dental profession" from
the Ohio State Dental Association and
the dental schools of Case Western
University and Ohio State University.
Dr. Lyons is serving as the honorary
chairman of the VCU Friends of the
Solomon Disick (M.D.) has been ap-
pointed senior member of the Appeal
Board in the Biomedical Sciences for
Graduate and Research Investigators
at Pennsylvania State University and is
serving his fourth three-year term on
the university's Institutional Review
Board in the Biomedical Sciences.
John J. Marsella (M.D.) has retired
after 40 years of practicing OB-Gyn in
Danville and many hours of communi-
ty service in the Danville Health
Department.. His wife is Bernice Wil-
liams Marsella (B.S. nursing '43) and
their daughter, Judith Marsella-
Gonzales, is an (B.S. nursing '70)
Fleming W. Gill (M.D.) succeeds W.
Taliaferro Thompson, Jr., (M.D. '38)
as medical director of Westminster-
Canterbury retirement community in
Claude A. Frazier (M.D.) of Asheville,
North Carolina, continues his crusade
to allow trained laymen to administer
epinephrine to people with an anaphy-
lactic reaction to insect stings. The
American Academy of Allergy and the
American Academy of Pediatrics have
supported him. Ten states have passed
the model bill prepared by the Ameri-
can Medical Association.
Ira Gould (D.D.S.) of Hampton has
been elected National Dental Surgeon
of the Reserve Officers Association of
the U.S. He was a member of the
National Council Steering Committee
and has a private practice in Norfolk.
Baruj Benacerraf (M.D.), the 1980
recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medi-
cine and Physiology and chairman of
the pathology department at Harvard
Medical School, has had a professor-
ship in pathology named in his honor
at Harvard Medical School and the
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for his
work in the area of immunology. In
October 1986 he shared the Nobel
Prize in Medicine for his discoveries of
genetically determined structures on
the cell's surface that regulate immu-
Darlene Smith Walter (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) has been employed in
occupational therapy positions in a
number of places where her career air
force husband is assigned. She has
now retired and lives in Boulder,
Willie D. Crockett (D.D.S.) retired on
June 30 from the faculty of the School
of Dentistry. Dr. Crockett joined the
dental faculty in 1954 as an assistant
professor of operative dentistry. He
escalated through the academic ranks
and attained the position of professor
and director of the Division of Opera-
tive Dentistry. For a year he served as
acting chairman of the Department of
Marvin E. Pizer (D.D.S.) of Falls
Church was the guest speaker at the
Tenth Annual Dental Public Health
Conference in August 1987. The title
was "New Concepts in Diagnosis and
Treatment of Oral Disease."
Dewey H. Bell, Jr., (D.D.S.) retired as
professor and chairman of the
Department of Removable Prostho-
dontics of the School of Dentistry on
June 30. Currently serving as presi-
dent of the American Prosthodontic
Society, Dr. Bell is practicing his spe-
cialty in Richmond several days each
Jean Edmonston Comyns (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) lives in the country
near Asheville, North Carolina, where
she works part time in physical disabil-
ities, plays tennis, and is a beekeeper.
Jean L. Harris (M.D.) and husband,
Leslie Ellis, have two daughters. Dr.
Harris has been elected to the city
council in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
John J. Halki (M.D.) has been named
professor of obstetrics and gynecology
at Wright State University. He also
holds a professorship of pharmacology
and toxicology. Dr. Halki received his
Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Uni-
versity of Kansas and retired from
active military service in 1981 with the
rank of brigadier general.
Artelia Bailey Perry (B.S. occupational
therapy) of Tabb is working part time
at the VA Medical Center with
emphasis on rehabilitation.
Sandra Ogden Struckman (B.S. occu-
pational therapy) of Montvale, New
Jersey, has worked in occupational
therapy in psychiatry and cerebral
palsy and has been a medical assistant
for 17 years.
Richard K. Ames (D.D.S.) has been
awarded the diplomate status of the
American Board of Dental Public
Health and serves as the dental execu-
tive director of the Broward County,
Florida, Public Health Unit. Colonel
Ames is commander of the 3342 U.S.
Army Dental Service Detachment in
Mary Burrage Caudill (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) married Hugh Caudill
on October 26, 1985, and bought a
condominium on Lake Norman in
Huntersville, North Carolina.
Alvin J. Schalow, Jr. (B.S. pharmacy)
has been named the Virginia Pharma-
cist of the Year by the Virginia Phar-
Cleveland H. Porter (D.D.S.), imme-
diate past president of the Lynchburg
Dental Society, is active on several
VDA committees and is the associate
editor of the Virginia Dental journal.
Susan Jean Enoch Grayer (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) spent nine years living
in Canada and has moved with her
husband and two children to Erie,
Pennsylvania, where she is the staff
occupational therapist at the Erie
County Crippled Children Society.
William N. Riley (D.D.S.) has been
elected president of the Lynchburg
Dental Society. He has a general dental
practice in Lynchburg.
Richard Zechini (D.D.S.) has been
elected secretary-treasurer of the
Lynchburg Dental Society.
Daniel E. Grabeel (D.D.S.) is the pres-
ident of the Piedmont Dental Society
and serves as a representative of the
executive council of the Virginia Den-
Dennis M. Smith (D.D.S.) has been
elected president of the Ohio Society
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He
has practiced in Milford, Ohio, for 18
John V. Sawicki (D.D.S.) has been
elected to a five-year term as fire
commissioner for Mattituck, New
David T. Kiger (D.D.S.) has been
elected president-elect of the Lynch-
burg Dental Society.
S. Larry Schlesinger (M.D.) has had
his surgecenter in Hawaii approved by
Blue Cross as a free-standing, fully
Mary Schiller Dunford (B.S. nursing)
has returned from three years of
teaching in inservice education at the
Capital Hospital of Peking Union Med-
ical College in Beijing, China. She will
reside in Vienna.
Janice Kytle-Seargent (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) of Shelley, Idaho, has a
private practice serving all ages and
various diagnoses as a consultant for
four nursing homes, nine school dis-
tricts, three developmental centers,
and a psychiatric hospital. She has set
up equestrian and aquatic programs
for the handicapped.
Darrell Gary Griffin (M.D.) of Pen-
sacola, Florida, has received a Master
of Public Health degree from the Uni-
versity of Alabama.
Curtis H. Smith (B.S. pharmacy) and
Marilyn Bowles Smith announce the
birth of Marshall Riess Smith, June 15,
1987. Mr. Smith is pharmacy director
at Rappahannock General Hospital.
Ronald C. Abernathy (B.S. pharmacy)
of Stony Creek received the 1987 A.H.
Robins Bowl of Hygeia at the Virginia
Pharmaceutical Association meeting.
Kyle L. Coble (D.D.S.) and spouse will
be relocating in Fredericksburg.
Janie Fuller (B.S. medical technology,
D.D.S. '82) has completed public health
service assignments in Florida, Missis-
sippi, and Arizona and is working in a
pedo/ortho practice on Florida's west
Dale Grubb Jones (B.S. nursing) of
Norristown, Pennsylvania, has been
promoted to eastern regional sales
manager for Calcitek, Inc.
Linda Rowe (B.S. occupational ther-
apy) received her M.A. in developmen-
tal disabilities from NYU in 1984. She
has a private practice in pediatrics and
has begun two businesses in NYC —
the Therapists Resource Center fabri-
cates equipment and sells therapy
supplies, and the Well Equipped
designs low-cost equipment for the
Sharon Brown Browning (B.S. radio-
logic technology) and Logan Browning
were married July 11, 1987. She is a
surgical/portable technician at Martha
Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.
Shelley Flippen Conroy (B.S. nursing,
M.S. nursing '84) and Richard Joseph
Conroy III announce the birth of R. J.
Conroy IV on April 16, 1987. They live
in Kissimmee, Florida, with a daugh-
ter, Jennifer. Mrs. Conroy is director
of staff development at Park Place
Brenda Davis Frank (B.S. nursing) and
Donald J. Frank announce the birth of
Timothy Joseph on January 13, 1987.
Mrs. Frank received her M.S. from
Wayne State University and is a pedi-
atric clinical nurse specialist at St.
Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend,
Wanda Walker Terry (B.S. nursing)
and husband, Cedric Terry, live in
Tacoma, Washington. She is working
as a psychiatric nurse.
Robert V. Crowder III (M.H.A.), vice-
president of operations at Virginia
Baptist Hospital, has been appointed
by the governor to a state task force
on emergency medical response disas-
ter planning. He and his wife live in
A. Isabel Garcia (D.D.S.) has begun a
master's in public health program at
the School of Public Health at the Uni-
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Denise Kinnish McCue (B.S. occupa-
tional therapy) married George McCue
in Norfolk on October 16, 1985.
Bernardine C. Henderson Patten (B.S.
nursing) has received her M.S. from
the University of Delaware and is
nurse educator with the HMO of Del-
Richard F. Rhodemyre III (D.D.S.) has
opened a private practice in Richmond,
where he and his spouse are working
Brian A. Torre (M.D.) and wife Elea-
nor Talley Torre (B.S. pharmacy '78)
and two sons reside in Roanoke. Dr.
Torre completed his orthopaedic
surgery residency in Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, and hand surgery fel-
lowship at the University of Rochester,
New York and is now practicing at
Roanoke's Lewis-Gale Clinic.
Suzanne Lee Foster Chabon (B.S.
nursing) and husband, Stephen, reside
in Summerfield, North Carolina. She
received her M.S.N, from UNC at
Chapel Hill and is working as nurse
practitioner in a family practice office
in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Stanley F. Kayes (D.D.S) and wife,
Maureen, of Haymarket announce the
arrival of Rebecca on June 5, 1987.
R. Ann Wildblood (M.S. nursing) is a
nurse discharge planner for pediatrics
at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medi-
cal Center and is an instructor at Rush
University in Chicago, Illinois. Pub-
lished in the January 1987 issue of
Pediatric Nursing is her "The How-To's
of Home IV Therapy."
Michael M. Hayter (B.S. pharmacy)
and Susan Kling Hayter (B.S. physical
therapy '83) of Falls Church announce
the birth of Karl Harrison on June 25,
Debra P. Shockey (B.S. nursing) and
Donald W. Shockey announce the
birth of Matthew Ryan on April 10,
1987. They have an older daughter
Linda Bird-Harden (M.S. gerontology)
has been named executive secretary of
the Virginia State Conference of the
Cathy Fox (B.S. occupational therapy)
is employed at the Kennedy Institute
on the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
and consults weekly with the neuro-
muscular clinic at Johns Hopkins Hos-
pital. She is involved in the develop-
ment of a swallowing program and
appropriate treatment and is working
towards her master's degree at Johns
Dorie Leinaweaver Hanes (B.S. nurs-
ing) married Billy W. Hanes, Jr., Sep-
tember 26, 1987. She is employed in
the children's unit at Brynn Marr Hos-
pital, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Scott D. McPhee (B.S. occupational
therapy) is attending the U.S. Army
Command and General Staff College
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He and
his wife and two daughters are moving
to Houston where he will begin a doc-
torate in public health at Texas Health
Nancy LeCompte Radtke (M.D.) has
begun a fellowship in cardiology at the
Indiana University Medical Center in
Robert Christopher Stout (M.D.) has
completed a residency in pediatrics and
is a senior resident in emergency medi-
cine at East Carolina University.
Laura Elliott Taylor (B.S. medical
technology) and Michael P. Taylor
(M.D. '78) were married June 27, 1987.
They live in Richmond where Dr. Tay-
lor is associated with the McGuire
Clinic Department of Family Practice.
W. Randy Wampler (B.S. pharmacy)
received the 1987 Young Pharmacist of
the Year Award at the Virginia Phar-
maceutical Association meeting.
David Alan Compton (M.D.) com-
pleted an occupational medical resi-
dency in June and is serving as chief of
preventive medicine at Fort McClellan,
Alabama. Dr. Compton and his wife,
Debra Mercer Compton, have a son,
William Alan, and a daughter, Anne
Mitchell L. Friedman (D.D.S.) has
opened a private general practice in
Tinton Falls, New Jersey.
Theresa Ewell Morris (B.S. nursing)
and Paul M. Morris were married June
14, 1986. She works in the cardiovas-
cular laboratory of Georgia Baptist
Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and he
works for AT&T.
Hilda Alvarez Bass (B.S. dental
hygiene) and Steven J. Bass (B.S.
pharmacy '84) were married Sep-
tember 26, 1987, and reside in Roa-
noke Rapids, North Carolina.
Billy W. Hanes, Jr., (D.D.S.) married
Dorie Leinaweaver (B.S. nursing '83),
September 26, 1987. He is serving in
the U.S.N. 2nd Dental Battalion at
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Barbara Bentley Light (M.S. nursing)
is currently working on her Ph.D. in
urban services leadership with a minor
in nursing at VCU.
Gayle Powers Park (B.S. nursing) and
Douglas John Park were married July
19, 1987. She is working as a rehabili-
tation nurse at Sheltering Arms Reha-
bilitation Hospital in Richmond.
Jeannie Boucher (M.S. physical ther-
apy) of Winterville, North Carolina, is
an assistant professor at East Carolina
University where she teaches courses
in pediatric physical therapy and
Julie A. Baker Gilkey (B.S. nursing)
and Andrew F. Gilkey were married
June 20, 1987, and are stationed at
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort
Sam Houston, Texas. Donna Mat-
thews (B.S. nursing) was maid of
Lest We Forget
James L. Hamner (M.D.) died August
4, 1987. He served Amelia, Dinwid-
die, and Nottoway Counties in Virgin-
ia. He was named General Practi-
tioner of the Year by the Medical
Society of Virginia in 1952 and in
1965 was presented the D. S. Free-
man Award by the Virginia Tubercu-
losis and Respiratory Association. Dr.
Hamner served as executive secre-
tary of the Amelia County Board of
Health for 25 years.
Frank Churchill Hodges (M.D.) of
Huntington, West Virginia, died June
12, 1987. He had served in the De-
partment of Pathology in Base Hospi-
tal No. 94 in France in World War I
and was a well-known pathologist in
West Virginia and Ohio.
Basil B. Jones (M.D.) died July 13,
1987. He was an associate professor
of physiology and pharmacology,
1919-1920, and taught pediatrics,
1924-1925. He was one of the first
directors of the Memorial Guidance
Clinic and practiced pediatrics in
Richmond from 1920 until his
Merwin Randolph Bouldin (B.S.
nursing) of Roanoke died March 7,
R. T. Morrissette (B.S. pharmacy)
died July 4, 1987. A retired pharma-
cist, Mr. Morrissette was on the
MCV Honor Council and served as
captain of the first official baseball
team of MCV.
Tillie Lyons Weinstein (D.D.S.), sis-
ter of Harry Lyons (D.D.S. '23), died
in Eugene, Oregon, on August 17,
1987. She was one of the first three
women admitted to the School of
Dentistry. Dr. Weinstein had main-
tained a private practice for ten years
combined with public school work
and continued in the dual role of
housewife and part-time practitioner
while raising a family.
Joseph Cohn Passamaneck (B.S.
pharmacy) died July 10, 1987. He
worked at several local pharmacies
and owned William Fox Pharmacy
until he sold it in 1961. Subsequently
he worked at other drug stores.
Virginia Fix Coghill (B.S. nursing) of
Richmond died August 24, 1987. Her
daughter, Jean Coghill Patterson;
son-in-law, James Patterson; grand-
son, John Patterson; and grand-
daughter-in-law, Lynette Patterson;
are all MCV alumni.
George D. Vermilya (M.D.) died
August 15, 1987. Dr. Vermilya was
chief of surgery with the Clinch Val-
ley Clinic Hospital in Richlands and
maintained a general practice there
for 46 years. He served in World War
II as a U.S. surgeon with the rank of
John W. Whitlock (M.D), a Beckley,
West Virginia general practitioner,
died June 9, 1987. A veteran of World
War II, he returned to the area where
he grew up and practiced there until
his retirement in 1985.
Melvin Gillette Baynard (M.D.) died
May 15, 1987. A family practitioner
and surgeon, he served the residents
in Virginia's southside counties. Dur-
ing World War II he served in central
Maston Lewis Gray (M.D., Dec.) of
Jacksonville, Texas, died July 11,
1987. A retired pediatrician, he had
practiced for 38 years. Dr. Gray
served in the South Pacific in World
War II and later was called back into
the U.S. Air Force to serve in Eng-
land and Germany.
Wyson Curry, Jr. (M.D ) of Montgo-
mery, West Virginia, died August 10,
Ralph E. Haynes (M.D.) of Freeman,
West Virginia, died June 18, 1987.
For several years he had a children's
clinic in Bluefield, West Virginia. He
was employed by Ohio State Univer-
sity from 1966-1978 and then by
Wright State University in Dayton,
Ohio, from 1978-1982. Subsequently
he returned to West Virginia as a
John Walter Martin, Jr., (B.S. phar-
macy) of Harrisonburg, died August
19, 1987. He received a Ph.D. in
pharmaceutical chemistry from the
University of North Carolina in 1952
and served until 1961 as professor of
pharmaceutical chemistry at Butler
University in Indianapolis. Dr. Mar-
tin did postdoctoral work at the Uni-
versity of London, England, and was
a Fulbright lecturer at the University
of Cairo, Egypt, in 1965-1966. Until
his retirement in 1985, he was pro-
fessor of chemistry at Bridgewater
Fay Ishmael Carr, Jr. (B.S. pharmacy,
M.D. '60) died July 17, 1987. Dr.
Carr, a radiologist, had served in
1971 as president of the medical staff
of Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth.
Mattie Young Morgan Lacy (M.D.) of
Charleston, West Virginia, died
August 12, 1987.
Arlie Harold Westfall (M.D.) died
May 22, 1987. He practiced obstet-
rics/gynecology for 21 years in Lum-
berton, North Carolina, and was
serving as chairman of the Depart-
ment of Surgery at Southeastern
General Hospital. Dr. Westfall had
served in the U.S. Army.
Merle H. Pindell (Ph.D.) of Sunapee,
New Hampshire, died March 19,
1986. Dr. Pindell was director of
pharmacologic research at Bristol
Laboratories, Inc., and the president
of Panlabs, Inc., a company which he
Esther L. Kue (B.S. pharmacy) died
July 2, 1987. A native of Norfolk, she
worked for Peoples Drug Stores.
Ida May Hogshead Steele (M.D.) of
Nitro, West Virginia, was killed in an
automobile accident on June 10, 1987.
She was a physician with the West
Virginia Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation Institute and also the
West Virginia Department of Human
Services. Dr. Steele had taught at
Southern Methodist University for
Cynthia DeLong Doctoroff (B.S.
nursing) of Lancaster, Massachu-
setts, died December 10, 1986. She
had received her master's in psychiat-
ric nursing from Boston University in
1965 and her master's in library
science from Simmons College in
1983. She had served as assistant
professor at Boston College from
1967 to 1982 and was head librarian
at Massachusetts Mental Health
Center from 1984 to 1986. She had
served as trustee of the Lancaster
Library, North Middlesex Mental
Health Board, and was a director of
Friends of the Lancaster Library.
Jo Rosier Erwin (B.S. physical ther-
apy) of Roanoke died June 16, 1987.
Resident in Medicine
Robert J. Baran ('72-'76, resident in
medicine) of Oakridge, New Jersey,
was killed in a car accident on Febru-
ary 3, 1987, according to his wife, M.
Patricia Baran, M.D.
John Edward Patterson III (D.D.S.)
of Blackstone died August 16, 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Debra,
and three sons.
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