February 18, 2011 |
Lambert George "Skip" Eichner, 83, a physician in Broomall for more than 40 years, died of complications from strokes Tuesday, Feb. 15, at his home in Berwyn. Dr. Eichner maintained a family practice in Broomall until retiring in 2003. "House calls were part of his daily regimen, and he emphasized diet and lifestyle to maximize quality of life," said a son, Bill. "His files are filled with tributes and letters from patients and their families. He understood the healing qualities of humor, which he used liberally with patients, friends, and family.
December 10, 2003 |
I AM A little tired of the constant whining from my medical brethren regarding the so-called MCare crisis and the potential flight of physicians from Pennsylvania. It seems as if almost every day I read another quote from one of our "physician opinion leaders" accusing the governor of breaking a promise to relieve MCare payments for 2003. For those who may have been living in a cave and missed the headlines, many physicians in Pennsylvania feel that having to deal with some of the highest medical malpractice premiums in the country requires a rescue by our governor (which he sort of promised, but clearly had his fingers crossed)
March 20, 1987 |
Just as organizers of We The People 200 were celebrating their luck at finally getting Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to come to town next fall, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia said last night that it was going after President Reagan as part of its 200th anniversary celebration. The college, founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is asking Reagan to be its guest lecturer on April 1 as part of its bicentennial celebration, according to college spokesman Andrew J. Condon.
April 7, 1989 |
For 40 years, Morris Friedman, an orthopedic surgeon from South Bend, Ind., went the old sawbones route. A patient came in with an aching back, the doc ordered physical therapy or suggested a change of lifestyle. If he found a herniated disk, he'd do surgery. But some patients never seemed to get better - no matter what the doctor ordered. And so, almost two years ago, Friedman began doing something unusual for Indiana. He started doing acupuncture on people. Some got better.
August 2, 1991 |
The summer has been a season of enlightenment for us guys. We've learned how to evolve from aggressive, aloof and selfish creatures into docile, caring and committed new men, thanks to the helpful instruction of such movies as "Regarding Henry," and now "The Doctor. " Each movie shows us a handy method we can use to improve ourselves. In "Regarding Henry," ruthless lawyer Harrison Ford discovers his touchy- feely side after undergoing an involuntary Smith and Wesson lobotomy.
May 28, 1990 |
John H. Taeffner, 86, a physician who dedicated his life to his patients and was decorated for his work in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, died Friday at the Tel-Hai Nursing Center in Honeybrook. He lived most of his life in Germantown. "He was a very quiet, very unassuming man," said one of his nieces, Barbara Kulp. "He always did more for others than they did for him. " Dr. Taeffner, who suffered from emphysema, died early Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to the nursing center.
October 2, 1997 |
Dr. Abraham L. "Babe" Price, 68, formerly of Elkins Park, a family physician known for his understanding and patience, died Monday at the Florida Medical Center Hospital in Fort Lauderdale after going into cardiac arrest. "His practice in Philadelphia was unique," said his wife of 22 years, Sylvia Meyers Price. "He delivered more than 1,000 babies and cared for multiple generations of the same families. " Dr. Price had a diploma from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and was an assistant clinical professor in the Physicians Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
June 14, 1989 |
Christopher M. Turman, Jr., 85, longtime head of obstetrics and gynecology at Abington Memorial and Germantown Hospitals, died Monday in Spring House. During nearly 40 years of practicing medicine in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Turman was so popular among his patients that many named their children after him, according to friends and family members. "His patients absolutely adored him," recalled Frederick H. Bartlett Jr., who took over Dr. Turman's practice about 10 years ago. "When he spoke to them, they had a feeling that he was speaking to them and only to them.
December 6, 2008 |
Jay Spiegelman, 92, formerly of Elkins Park, a retired physician and allergy specialist who shared pollen count information with Philadelphia-area hay-fever sufferers, died of kidney failure Tuesday at the Manor at Oakridge in Harrisburg. Dr. Spiegelman graduated from Germantown High School. He earned bachelor's and medical degrees from Temple University, and interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force in the United States and Canada.
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.