June 18, 2012 |
In the 1970s, Dr. Mary Hansen would learn ahead of time what soap opera fans across the nation would have hungered to know — what was up next on All My Children and One Life to Live. "She was a close personal friend of Agnes Nixon," the Main Line creator and script writer of both daytime shows, Dr. Hansen's daughter, Barbara Carper, said. "Agnes would send her the scripts and she would read through them and verify their medical accuracy. " It was not a staff position, but, Carper said, "it was a fun thing, fun for me to brag about it. " Her mother "was very quiet, very reserved," Carper said.
January 29, 2010 |
As floodwaters ravaged an Illinois town a few years ago, a newspaper reporter covering the story heard somebody shouting from a porch, asking him to pull a dog out of the torrent. The journalist put his notepad in his pocket, waded into the current, grabbed the flailing dog, and delivered it to its grateful family. The journalist, a former student in my media ethics course, later told me that colleagues who had seen him pull the dog from the flood had chided him for putting aside his journalistic ethics of independence and objectivity to participate in a story he was covering.
July 2, 1992 |
Thomas M. Bosley, a physician who resides in Villanova, was recently promoted to attending surgeon on the neuro-ophthalmology service at Wills Eye Hospital. Bosley received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from Stanford University. He served a neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a research fellowship in neurochemistry at the Institute of Neurology in London. A clinical fellowship at Wills in the neuro-ophthalmology service followed, which was combined with a research fellowship in the department of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.
July 19, 1992 |
If you should dent your skull one day, you might find the president of the Burlington County Medical Society stitching you up. That's because Mark J. Meredith - that's Dr. Meredith - likes his work at Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly, where he is assistant director of emergency medical services. Meredith, 41, of Chatsworth, was chosen in May to head the physicians in the county and is serving the standard one-year term. He enjoys the emergency setting, he said, "because of the diversity in what we see. " "Every day is different.
June 20, 2001 |
Lewis L. Coriell, a scientist and physician whose contributions greatly aided the development of the Salk polio vaccine, died yesterday on his 90th birthday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden. Dr. Coriell, a Medford resident, was found to have cancer three months ago. He was also a virologist, a pediatrician and president emeritus of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden. He established the institute and contributed to modern biomedical research worldwide.
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.