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1937: James Frenkil of Baltimore reports that he’s still here! Lawrence Perlman of Chicago shares his thoughts below:

Recollections from Lawrence Perlman, '37
Lawrence Perlman, '37
     On November 26, 2007, I attended the MAA reception during the annual meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America. I was an internist, not a radiologist, but was invited because I live in Chicago where the meeting was held. The group consisted of alumni, faculty, and former students of the radiology training program. During the meeting reminiscences flooded my thoughts, and I recalled many events which transpired more than 70 years ago when I was a student.
     One in particular was fresh in my mind, since I was back in Baltimore last May for my 70th reunion which coincided with both the medical school’s bicentennial celebration and the Preakness Stakes. We were too involved with reunion activities to visit Baltimore’s famous race track, but it did bring to my mind a memorable day during medical school.
     It was during senior year, and my section was scheduled for a clinic at a hospital near Pimlico. I and two classmates piled into my Model T Ford and drove toward the hospital. The combination of a beautiful day and our proximity to the race track made the three of us reluctant to attend the clinic. Pooling together our meager resources we had sufficient funds to gain admission to the track and enough remaining to bet on the first race. We knew little of the relative merits of the horses entered in race one, but by consensus we bet on one that hit the board—whether it was first, second, or third I do not recall, but we did collect our original bet and a few extra bucks. Holding out a couple of dollars with which to bet on the next race, we used the excess to buy hot dogs and beer for the three of us. Amazingly, this pattern continued throughout the afternoon: bet on a winner and regale ourselves with sandwiches and beer between races. How we managed to continue selecting winners with such consistency is hard to imagine, but we were able to do so. At the end of the afternoon we drove back to school flushed with joy and filled with beer, soft drinks, and food (and with the money we had when we started the day). I couldn’t tell you what we missed, but I don’t think it made much impact on our medical knowledge or ability to care for patients. As for the memory of our day at the races, it lingers for both me and at least one of my companions.
     At the 15th reunion of the class of 1937, one of my fellow race track companions was present. He introduced me to his wife and her immediate response was: “Is this one of the guys?” Some memories last forever!

1940s1943D: Augustus H. Frye Jr., of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., continues to work at age 91.* Luis M. Isales of Boca Raton, Fla., wishes happiness and a healthy year in 2008 to all of his classmates. 1944: Warren D. Brill of Chevy Chase, Md., is teaching third-year students at George Washington University Medical School.* Michael R. Ramundo retired to Sea Isle City, N.J. 1946: John C. Rawlins of Seaford, Del., proudly reports that he was the first to be inducted into the physicians hall of fame at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in 2005.* Milton Reisch and wife Rashi spend summers in Yonkers, N.Y., and winters in Plantation, Fla., since Reisch’s retirement. They recently became great-grandparents with the birth of Ethan Lewis Reisch Clark.* Frank A. Shallenberger of Tucson, Ariz., continues to work two days each week as a medical consultant to the department of economic security for the State of Arizona. He also writes devotionals for his church. 1947: David K. Geddes of Santa Ana, Calif., recently enjoyed a fascinating, 12-day trip to China with his 27-year-old grandson. They visited a number of cities including Beijing and Xian where they viewed the Terra Cotta Soldiers. * Jose G. Valderas of Keller, Tex., is involved in medical missions in his retirement. He has fond memories of his medical school days and three years of training at Maryland. 1948: Benjamin K. Silverman of Seal Beach, Calif., received the Jim Seidel Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in San Francisco last October.

1940s1950: H. H. Bleeker Jr., of San Pedro, Calif., is on his second pacemaker, continues working eight to 10 days each month, plays a lot of golf, and enjoys travel. He hopes to see his classmates at the 60th Reunion in 2010. 1951: Dorris M. Harris of Los Angeles is retired and enjoying it! * Eugene B. Rex of Winter Park, Fla., keeps in touch with classmates Henry Perry and Kathleen McGrady. He reports that the weather in Winter Park is beautiful. 1952: William R. Greco of Greenbelt, Md., sadly reports the passing of wife Doris on August 4, 2007. 1954: Jean M. C. O’Connor of Baltimore is consulting with the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn after closing her office in June 2007.* Marshall A. Simpson of Columbus, Ga., sadly reports that wife Barbara died on October 29, 2006, after a lengthy illness with heart and kidney failure. 1957: Harvey R. Butt Jr., of Annapolis, Md., reports that he is thankful to enjoy good health as the oldest living member of his class. 1958: Lewis H. Richmond of San Antonio continues performing stand-up comedy and gives presentations on the humor of aging. He practices psychiatry part-time. 1959: Robert J. Dawson of Cumberland, Md., continues practicing pediatrics with the Children’s Medical Group.

190s1960: Jerome Ross and wife Ruth of Baltimore have six grandchildren: Ethan, Julia, and Daniel in New Mexico; Maya in Baltimore; and Amelia in Manhattan with their step-grandson Nester III. Son-in-law actor Nester Serrano II appeared in the movie Definitely Maybe which debuted in February. 1961: Robert A. Fink of El Sobrante, Calif., reports that his article, “Medical Liability Issues in Dealing with Critical Care Patients in the End-of-Life Situation,” was published in End of Life Communication in the ICU: A Global Perspective. The book reflects experiences and recommendations from medical professionals throughout the world. His wife Ilene L. Dillon, MSW, also has an article in the book entitled “Emotions in the Intensive Care Unit.” Fink maintains a consulting practice in neurosurgery and is clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Fink is a frequent contributor to internet lists, blogs, and other media related to neuroscience and other contemporary subjects. He celebrated his 70th birthday on January 17. 1963: Edward C. Werner and wife Georgia of Washington, D.C., enjoyed a Caribbean cruise in January with classmate Chris Tountas and wife Rose. 1964: Henry H. Bohlman of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was awarded the Nicholas Andry Award for Lifetime Achievement in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. Bohlman is professor of orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 1966: Jay Martin Barrash of Houston continues working hard to save for the education of his one year-old son. v Louis E. Grenzer and wife Jeanne of Cockeysville, Md., have six children and nine grandchildren. Grenzer practices with Midatlantic Cardiovascular Associates at Sinai, St. Joseph’s, and GBMC hospitals.* David J. Steinbauer of Grottoes, Va., recently underwent major lumbar spinal fusion and reports that he is now very mobile. This summer he’s planning to drive with his 18-year-old son from Virginia to Alaska. 1968: Alice Susan Tannenbaum of New York City continues doing research in breast and cervical cancer. One daughter is an attorney in Boston, while the other is a field botanist in the Pacific Northwest. Tannenbaum and husband Douglas have a second home in Sarasota, Fla., but are only slowly dragging themselves toward retirement. 1969: John A. Eaddy of Knoxville, Tenn., continues to work two days per week and, as an emeritus professor in family medicine, is still teaching, preaching, and practicing intensive management of diabetes. * Marvin J. Gordon is chief medical officer for Phoenix Health Plan in Phoenix, Ariz.

1970s1970: Henry A. Lewis of Santa Fe, N.M., has owned Gunstock Hill Books, a rare book store, since retirement in 2004. 1971: Robert J. Neborski of Del Mar, Calif., will be in Warsaw, Poland, in August to present his method of attachment-based dynamic psychotherapy to the Polish Psychological Society.* Joel Shlian and wife Deborah, ’72, of Boca Raton, Fla., proudly announce the release of Rabbit in the Moon, their most recent novel. The two practiced together in a large multispecialty group before returning to UCLA for MBAs. Since then they have balanced medical management consulting with writing. Two of their earlier novels have been optioned for Hollywood films. 1972: Sumner H. Goodman of Loudonville, N.Y., is practicing psychiatry at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. He is forever grateful to Maryland for accepting him into the school. 1974: Michael H. Hotchkiss and wife Judy of Potomac, Md., are proud grandparents of Samuel Ray, born November 30, 2007.* Dawn V. Obrecht of Steamboat Springs, Colo., continues practicing addiction medicine and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and hunting. 1975: Walter B. Hettinger of Lutherville, Md., reports that his son is chief resident for emergency medicine at Strong Memorial/University of Rochester after graduating from its medical school in 2005.* Thomas F. Krajewski of Towson, Md., is medical director of Integra Health Management. * Stephen H. Pollock of Reisterstown, Md., proudly reports that son Jeremy is a first-year medical student at Maryland. 1976: Harry Knipp of Reisterstown, Md., reports that daughter Katy works at JP Morgan in New York City where she specializes in asset management for private wealth after receiving an MBA from Duke University. 1977: Marc S. Bresler and wife Barbara of Encino, Calif., are empty nesters now that daughter Sarah is attending Johns Hopkins and son Noah is studying cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego. Barbara is attending the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Bresler is in his 10th year as a hospitalist and his 20th year of teaching family medicine residents in Kaiser Foundation Hospitals throughout the state.* Richard J. Feldman of Lanham, Md., married Nancy Walter on September 28, 2007. 1978: Pamela G. Krahl and husband Larry Crawford have relocated to a small ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where they have three horses. * Harvey S. Mishner of Bradenton, Fla., has added a fourth physician to his primary care practice and will be looking to add a fifth.* Jessica J. Radcliffe and husband John Nielsen of Midlothian, Va., proudly report that son Eric graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics and mathematics. * Lornel G. Tompkins of Midlothian, Va., is medical director of the respiratory department and high observation unit at Kindred Hospital in Richmond. 1979: Philip Barr of Newbury Park, Calif., is the full-time physician at the California Health and Longevity Institute. * Glenn Koteen has relocated to Bend, Oreg., where he continues his private gastroenterology practice.

1980s1980: Mehtap Atagun Aygun and husband Cengiz of Baltimore purchased a waterfront home on Longboat Key near Sarasota, Fla., where they hope to soon retire. They are awaiting daughter Talia’s graduation from high school, while son Jake is an analyst and vice president at Ponder & Co., and daughter Serra is in law school. Classmates vacationing in the area are welcome to visit.* Charita Hoyle of Bronx, N.Y., reports that she is a single parent raising two wonderful children—Skye, who graduates in May from the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools and plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta; and TS Michael Parr, a thriving seventh grader at the Mary McDowell Friends School. Hoyle is enrolled in the executive masters of public health program at Columbia University and expects to complete her studies in 2009. For the past six years, she has been director of ambulatory adult psychiatry at Harlem Hospital/Columbia University. She has been a board officer of Columbia for the past 19 years and is set to retire next year. * Paul E. Whittaker of Gig Harbor, Wash., reports that daughter Lisa, an officer in the U.S. Army stationed in Iraq, will be married in July. 1981: David C. Miller of New Ulm, Minn., continues practicing with a multispecialty group in southern Minnesota and is medical director of substance abuse treatment services. He has three sons and two stepsons with four in college and one in high school. He misses his old medical school friends. 1982: Charles Carroll IV of Winnetka, Ill., is associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and continues practicing hand and orthopaedic surgery in Chicago. Daughters Brooke and Emilie have completed studies at Vanderbilt University while son Charlie is a junior at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Va. 1983: Abraham Auerbach has an ophthalmology practice in Jerusalem called The Jerusalem Eye Care Center. Wife Judy is a tour guide, and they would be happy to welcome classmates in Israel as well as arrange a tour of the country. * Edward B. Bolgiano of Lutherville, Md., a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp., was on assignment in Iraq with the 1st Marine Division. * Milton S. Sniadach Jr., of Englewood, Colo., cruised down the Nile and entered the Great Pyramid at night during a trip last November. 1985: Michael J. Hallowell of Sewell, N.J., continues cycling and last year rode in Chile, Argentina, Singapore, and Israel. Hallowell is chair of the department of radiology at Drexel College of Medicine. 1986: Lisa A. Scheinin of Redondo Beach, Calif., has been traveling for adventure, butterflies, and increasing her roller coaster count. In addition to visiting Russia and China, she rode Peru’s only roller coaster and was granted a visa to visit North Korea where she also received coaster credits. North Korea, she reports, was strange but exhilarating. 1988: Stephen J. Katz of Arnold, Md., practices internal medicine in Severna Park and is chairman of internal medicine at Ross University School of Medicine on the island of Dominica. * Gavin E. Rose of Washington, D.C., plans to develop a full-time practice in forensic psychiatry following completion of a one-year fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.

1990s1991: Marjorie K. Warden of Woodstock, Md., is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 1995: Susan Boyd of Baltimore reports that husband Gaston Padilla was granted permanent residency in America. * Ramona Daryani of Omaha, Neb., enjoys part-time internal medicine practice and is preparing for a re-certification exam. Daughter Catherine and son Robert are busy with basketball, violin, and Nintendo, as Catherine is in her second year with the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra. * Lamont Smith of Ellicott City, Md., has joined Critical Care Associates at Frederick Memorial Hospital and remains on the part-time faculty at Shock Trauma. * Vinay Thohan of Lewisville, N.C., is director of heart failure transplantation at Wake Forest University. He and wife Jeanne have two children, Jaya, age nine, and Amara, age four. 1997: Riba Kelsey-Harris and husband Raynal announce the birth of Jabari, their second, on October 22, 2007. * Brian Newcomb and wife Celeste of State College, Pa., announce the birth of Alexandra, born October 10, 2006. She joins sister Maryann, age eight, and brother William, age six. The family plans travel to Nicaragua this spring on a medical mission. * Matthew Zmurko of Rutland, Vt., specializes in spine surgery at the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic of the Rutland Regional Medical Center. 1998: Joseph Martinez and wife Lisa, ’96, of Elkridge, Md., are expecting their third child soon, who will join brothers Nicholas and Dylan. Joe splits his time at Maryland between ER and the office of student affairs. * Megan O’Brien of San Antonio, Tex., is working part time in pediatrics while enjoying being a mom to Michael, age six, Emma, age four, and Connor, age two. She and husband Seth invite classmates to look them up while visiting Alamo City. 1999: Janine A. Blackman (MD/PhD) of Baltimore is opening The District of Columbia Executive Wellness Program in June. Since 2006, she has served as medical director of the Gilbert Clinic in North Bethesda. * Mallory Williams of Canton, Mass., is completing his MPH in health policy and public health.

2000s2002: Steven B. Ingle of Rochester, Minn., plans to return to Alaska this summer, joining a gastroenterology practice. * Scott M. Katzen is completing year two of a cardiology fellowship at Maryland. He and wife Jodi live in Columbia, Md., with son Andrew and their dog Bailey. 2003: Chilembwe Mason of New York City published Essential Emergency Procedures. 2004: Kristin Patzkowsky of Setauket, N.Y., begins a fellowship this summer in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the University of Michigan following completion of her OB/GYN residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. 2006: Leah Corson of Atlanta married David Jones on April 14, 2007, in Miami.

faculty J. Laurance Hill, MD, former head of the medical school’s division of pediatric surgery is president of the Maryland chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

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