July 13, 2000 |
Tammy Ader has this lasting memory of her short time living in Philadelphia about 10 years ago: "I marveled at a city like this where the working-class people and the rich people lived right on top of each other," she said. "I don't think there is any other place like that. It really struck me how they at once rubbed up against each other and then also got along when they had to. " Philadelphia, then, is the inspiration and also the setting for Ader's first on-her-own series, Strong Medicine, which premieres July 23 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
July 16, 2008 |
Robert A. Rodgers Jr., 83, of Lafayette Hill, an obstetrician-gynecologist and World War II pilot, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Friday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, Dr. Rodgers entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 right after graduating from high school. He trained on the just-developed B-29 long-range bomber and flew 10 missions from Guam, including the last U.S. mission over Japan. As his crew returned to base, it was announced that President Harry Truman had received Japan's official surrender, said Dr. Rodgers' wife, Paula.
April 29, 1994 |
In the wake of charges filed in another state, Delaware County District Attorney William H. Ryan says he will reopen an investigation into a Havertown gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct with a patient in his Chester office. Ryan said he would reconsider the case of Allan Nachlis, 37, who pleaded not guilty last week to two counts of third-degree unlawful sexual contact in Magistrate's Court in New Castle County, Del. While awaiting trial, Nachlis was ordered to have no contact with the patient and, when practicing in Delaware, to examine all patients with a chaperone present.
August 19, 1992 |
A New York City physician has been charged with attacking a newspaper photographer when she tried to photograph his car after it overturned in Radnor Township, Delaware County, about 2 p.m. Monday, Radnor police said. Peter Schneider was charged with simple assault, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and traffic violations. Police said Schneider, 31, told them that he lost control on Arden Road near Upper Gulph Road, and his car ran off the road and turned over.
January 31, 1989 |
Four female patients who have accused neurosurgeon Peter S. Huang of sexually assaulting them "brainwashed each other" about the alleged incidents, a New York psychiatrist and cult expert testified in court here yesterday. The women, who filed a civil suit against Huang, 49, in 1987 in Delaware Superior Court, already were suffering from accident-related injuries before they visited the prominent neurosurgeon, testified Dr. David Halperin, a defense witness. The patients, said Halperin, shared with each other in conversations the nerve pains, marital woes and job frustrations caused by those injuries.
February 12, 1987 |
A Lansdowne physician was convicted yesterday in Delaware County Court of criminal trespass in an anti-abortion protest last March at a family-planning clinic on the grounds of the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland. He was acquitted of additional charges of simple assault and resisting arrest. The physician, George Isajiw, 41, an internist who lives in Upper Darby, showed no emotion when the jury announced the verdict after deliberating three hours. The conviction carries a maximum sentence of 3 1/2 to seven years in prison.
February 28, 1988 |
A Bala Cynwyd physician, who for 21 years has run a family practice from a house near the City Line Shopping Center, has asked permission to continue using the property for medical offices even though he no longer lives there full time. The property at 13 St. Asaphs Rd., owned by Dr. Galen Young, lies within sight of the 50-acre shopping center. It no longer is suitable for single- family use because of noise, traffic and air pollution, the physician told the Lower Merion Zoning Hearing Board Thursday.
April 30, 1988 |
There was more than a doctor-patient relationship between Thomas E. Kurylo and physician John L. Young, Bucks County authorities said yesterday. The other connections, authorities said, included friend to friend, bookmaker to gambler and drug user to supplier. And, after county law enforcement officials arrested Young yesterday morning, they said they were acting on the last relationship the doctor had with his patient: killer to victim. Young, 50, a Sellersville family physician, was charged yesterday with causing Kurylo's death by supplying him with narcotics that reacted fatally with alcohol in Kurylo's system, said Alan M. Rubenstein, Bucks County district attorney.
August 13, 1988 |
A Crescentville physician who federal investigators believe has written illegal prescriptions for 13,000 synthetic heroin tablets was arrested yesterday and charged with drug offenses, police said. Lawrence Alexander, 56, was arrested at 11:50 a.m. at his office in the 6100 block of Rising Sun Avenue by Officers Gerald Lynch and James Sweeney of the Special Investigations Squad. The officers seized records and confiscated a .22-caliber revolver that Alexander wore in an ankle holster, police said.
November 2, 1987 |
Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg's wife performed abortions as a medical resident but later decided "she did not want to do that anymore. " A Justice Department spokesman confirmed that Dr. Hallee Perkins Morgan, wife of the Supreme Court nominee, performed abortions during medical training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Terry Eastland, the spokesman, said she performed the procedures during her first year of residency in 1979-80 and agreed during the next year of training to assist on particularly difficult abortions.