January 12, 2016 |
Shirley H. Barol, 94, of Philadelphia, a mother who managed her husband's medical practice, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, at home of complications from cancer. Mrs. Barol was married for 57 years to Daniel H. Barol, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hospital. He maintained a private practice for 35 years in Center City. Mrs. Barol became the office and business manager of the practice after raising her children. "She devoted significant energy to overseeing both the medical and family business affairs," her family said.
January 11, 2016 |
On the last day of a three-week Christian medical mission to northern Haiti decades ago, Dr. Rowan C. Pearce Jr. faced a problem. "As the clinics were closing, a father arrived with a 9-year-old boy, who had a beetle claw in his eye," Dr. Pearce's daughter, Katherine Gledhill recalled. "It was obvious that this foreign body needed to be removed," she said, though there was no eye surgeon at the clinic. Dr. Pearce, a South Jersey ear, nose, and throat physician, found that "the one remaining sterile instrument in his kit was a myringotomy knife, normally used to open ear drums.
February 26, 2015 |
The affair was in 1993 and lasted three months. But one suburban doctor says the dalliance with "Black Madam" Padge Victoria Windslowe cost decades of personal anguish, demands for money, and involvement in a criminal probe of her silicone buttocks-enhancement business. James Taterka, a Montgomery County gastroenterologist, told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury Tuesday that he was ashamed of cheating on his wife and humiliated that he and his medical practice had been dragged into Windslowe's murder trial.
November 9, 2014 |
A bioterrorist attack has exposed a swath of Philadelphia to anthrax and thousands of residents need antibiotics to try to ward off the deadly bacterial infection. That scenario was part of Saturday's training session for nearly 200 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. "Imagine 20,000 Philadelphians coming through here, getting medications" for anthrax, said physician Steve Alles, standing in the gymnasium of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where the training exercise was held.
June 12, 2014 |
Dr. Eugene V. Donohoe did not just provide medical treatment to pregnant women as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Haddon Heights. On four occasions from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, "my parents had a woman who lived with us," who was pregnant and single, a daughter, Martha, said in a phone interview. "He's Catholic and does not believe in abortion," she said. On Monday, June 9, Dr. Donohoe, 82, died of leukemia at home. In opening his home, his daughter said, "he wanted to ensure that if somebody was in need, that they would not see their social situation as an obstacle.
December 7, 2013 |
Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill Thursday that critics said would make it harder for medical and dental practices to locate in two Northeast Philadelphia Council districts. City Council quickly overturned the veto by a 16-1 margin, but Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a virtually identical bill to apply the same restrictions in his district. Squilla predicted that many of his colleagues would follow suit in the coming weeks. The original bill, sponsored by Council members Brian J. O'Neill and Bobby Henon and passed unanimously last month, requires new medical practices to seek a zoning variance and community input before locating in their Northeast districts.
September 12, 2013 |
Bernard A. Krull, 97, of Haddon Township, a former internal medicine physician in Teaneck, N.J., who earned a Bronze Star in World War II, died Monday, Sept. 9, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. He had lived in Haddon Township since 2006. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in January 1933, and earned a bachelor's degree at New York University in 1936, a master's at the University of Cincinnati in 1937, and his medical degree there in 1941.
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.