December 9, 1990 |
Arthur M. Dannenberg, 99, a pediatrician who made house calls, died Friday at his home in Philadelphia. Dr. Dannenberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1913 and did his internship at the Jewish Hospital, now known as Albert Einstein Medical Center. From 1938 until his retirement in 1968, Dr. Dannenberg was chief of pediatrics at the center. He practiced medicine during the 1920s, when there were only a few pediatricians in Philadelphia, said his son, James.
April 9, 1986 |
Dr. Walter F. "Skipper" Hatley Jr., 44, a pediatrician who treated children in North Philadelphia for 15 years, has been indicted by a federal grand jury here for allegedly taking photographs depicting teen-age boys in sexual poses. Hatley, who had an office on Randolph Street near Girard Avenue, allegedly took the photographs himself while on a recent trip to Puerto Rico, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Scheff. He was arrested last month after having the films developed through a local pharmacy.
March 14, 1989 |
A memorial service was to be held this afternoon for Paul A. Branca, M.D., a pediatrician and neonatologist, who died Wednesday. He was 49 and lived in Wynnewood. Branca had been director of neonatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since 1974. He also served on the staff as clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology. During his tenure Branca was credited with developing a modern intensive care unit. He and his staff innovated programs devoted to the care of premature babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia at the Children's Rehabilitation Hospital.
May 23, 1998 |
David Baker, 73, a pediatrician and former director of pediatric education at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Wallingford. Dr. Baker operated a private practice in Broomall for 40 years until 1995. Since 1975, he also taught pediatrics at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, which became Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. In 1995 and 1997, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
July 21, 2010 |
Corinne Vahlstrom Newton, 81, of Newtown Square, a Philadelphia pediatrician, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 18, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Newton's career extended from 1956 until she retired in 1991. She spent much of it working with children enrolled in the Head Start program, which began in 1965, said a son, John E. Newton Jr. "Traveling alone in her trusty VW Beetle, she visited clinics in every part of the city, providing medical care to hundreds of kids who lived mostly in impoverished and neglected circumstances.
August 15, 2007 |
Mary Susan Bee Stine, 65, a pediatrician who made life better for children with developmental and behavioral problems, died of uterine cancer Thursday at home in Radnor. For more than 30 years, Dr. Stine worked with some of the most troubled children at the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. The children often suffered social problems spurred by chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy and motor-skill and emotional problems. "My mother's can-do attitude and dauntless spirit powered her resistance to cancer, and her empathy gave patients reassurance," daughter Cynthia Stine said.
December 7, 2007 |
William G. Chodoff, 64, of West Mount Airy, a pediatrician, died of Merkel cell carcinoma at his home on Nov. 26. Since 1997, Dr. Chodoff was medical director of Keystone Mercy Health Plan in Philadelphia, a managed-care plan serving more than 273,000 medical assistance recipients in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's primary-care center in Cobbs Creek; a pediatrician in West Philadelphia for Philadelphia Health Associates; and in the 1970s and 1980s, a pediatrician and medical director of the Children and Youth Program of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in South Philadelphia.
April 29, 2003 |
Phyllis Colacicco Marciano, 71, of Plymouth Meeting, a pediatrician and associate professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died of cancer April 15 at home. Dr. Marciano had cared for children in her practice and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital since 1968. She also worked in the hospital clinic and had taught medical students since 1972. When treating young patients, she combined her medical expertise with the power of prayer. "My mother was very religious," her daughter Stephanie Carfagno said.
March 25, 2002 |
Harriet Josephine Davis, 92, a retired Doylestown pediatrician, died of cancer Tuesday at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Bucks County. In 1948, Dr. Davis became the first board-certified pediatrician to establish a practice in Bucks County. Ten years earlier she had opened a general practice in Doylestown, charging $1 for office visits and $2 for house calls. Her general practice was interrupted by World War II. In 1942, she and two women physicians volunteered to serve in the Navy medical corps.