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.
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.
November 6, 2014 |
Maurice Abramson, 103, formerly of Elkins Park, a family physician who practiced in Kensington for many years, died Friday, Oct. 24, at his home in Plantation, Fla. Born in Newark, N.J., Dr. Abramson spent his childhood in Belleville, N.J., where he learned to play the violin. He graduated from Cornell University in 1933 and Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1937. After serving an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital for two years, he set up a family practice in Kensington with the aim of becoming an obstetrician and gynecologist.
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.
August 14, 2013 |
Lane M. Sandler, 49, a physician and partner at Shore Neurology in Toms River, N.J., died of complications from cancer Friday, Aug. 9, at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Philadelphia, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Temple University in 1986 and graduated in 1991 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He spent his residency in neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, becoming chief resident in his final year, and earned a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Jefferson in 1996-97.
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.