April 3, 2013 |
Karen Feisullin stood in the courtroom and looked at the yellowing ultrasound machine removed from the West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell. "I've never seen anything this old, this is an old machine," Feisullin, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a doctor for 11 years, told Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. Feisullin was called as a witness for the prosecution as the third week of the murder trial of Gosnell began Tuesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
March 14, 2013 |
Charles A. Ritchie, 87, of Drexel Hill, an obstetrician who delivered hundreds of babies and enjoyed being reminded of that when they grew up, died Saturday, March 9, of an infection at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ritchie was well-known in Philadelphia and Delaware County for his longtime practice of obstetrics and gynecology. In 2002, he was honored for 50 years of distinguished service by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Delaware County Medical Society. He had staff privileges at St. Vincent's Hospital in Southwest Philadelphia, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby Borough, and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.
March 2, 2013
John C. Esposito, 86, a physician in Springfield, Delaware County, for more than 50 years, died Monday, Feb. 18, of cancer at his winter home in Cape Coral, Fla. A son of Italian immigrants, Dr. Esposito grew up in South Philadelphia. His parents, Charles and Anna, impressed on him the importance of a sound education. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School for Boys and Temple University, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
January 31, 2013 |
HOBBLED BY prostate cancer, a blood disorder and a partly amputated right foot, Dr. Richard Minicozzi, 79, defended himself in a booming voice Tuesday in a federal courtroom, where he was sentenced to seven years in prison for turning his South Philadelphia medical practice into what prosecutors called a lucrative "pill mill. " In selling prescription drugs to his low-income patients, he was trying to help them, said Minicozzi, adding: "I felt sorry for them. Now I'm in trouble. I'm begging at the mercy of the court.
January 23, 2013 |
After 28 years in office, Letitia "Tish" Colombi, the only woman ever elected to the Haddonfield Board of Commissioners and the only female mayor in the borough's history, has decided not to run again. Her term expires in May. Colombi was first elected a commissioner in 1985 and became mayor in 2001. She has been reelected twice since. She will turn 68 next month, and would have been 72 by the end of her next term had she been elected once more. "At 72, am I going to have the same energy I do now?
September 1, 2012 |
Samuel F. Rudolph Jr., 80, obstetrics chief at Bryn Mawr Hospital for two years in the 1980s, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, of heart failure at the hospital. Dr. Rudolph retired from medical practice in the early 2000s, his son Richard said. "What he loved most was helping women bring new life into the world," his son said. "He was a very accomplished person in a number of areas," his son said, but "what was very touching about him was that he was so humble. You never heard him talking about it. "It was what he did. It was what he was. " Born in Upper Darby, Dr. Rudolph graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1950 and, with a basketball scholarship, earned a bachelor's degree in premedical studies at Muhlenberg College in 1954.
August 11, 2012 |
David J. McAleer, 92, who retired in 2002 after a 46-year medical practice in Delaware County, died Monday, Aug. 6, of heart failure at his home in Hershey's Mill, a retirement community in West Goshen. Dr. McAleer was a surgeon at what is now Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby from 1956 to 2002 and at Riddle Memorial Hospital near Media from 1962 while maintaining a practice in Upper Darby, then in Havertown and Drexel Hill. He was president of the medical staff at Mercy in 1985-86 and, in the same term, chairman of its medical board.
July 10, 2012 |
Bonnie Offit's medical schooling didn't deal much with the condition known as midlife crisis. After all, she was studying to be a pediatrician; her patients would be a long way from tiring of life's routine. But Offit knows it when she's experiencing it. "This is my midlife crisis, for sure," the 50-year-old Bala Cynwyd mother of two said, laughing, one recent morning as she sat in the frozen-yogurt shop she opened just before Memorial Day weekend in Stone Harbor. It's one of three Bonnie's Toppings stores she has opened in the last year at the Jersey Shore.
April 8, 2012 |
In January 1957, Dr. John B. Flick Jr. cut out of the heart of a 9-year-old girl a bullet that had been lodged there for 17 days. "Doctors said every time her heart beat, the bullet pushed against the wall of the heart," the Evening Bulletin reported. "In time, they said, it would have worn a hole in the muscle. " Thanks to Dr. Flick, the spent bullet became a belated Christmas present for the girl. "He followed up on her a couple of years later, and she was doing fine," Dr. Flick's daughter, Louise, said in an interview.