June 18, 1992 |
Vincent P. Mahoney, 77, whose career in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in South Jersey spanned 40 years, died Monday at the Leader Nursing and Convalescent Center in Cherry Hill. He lived in Haddonfield. A friend and colleague, Edward Zehler, said Dr. Mahoney's "high level of energy, common sense and enthusiasm . . . has resulted in the progress of mental health and psychiatry in South Jersey over the past four decades. " After his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Mahoney was an Army medical officer in North Africa and Italy, leaving the service with the rank of colonel.
June 20, 1995 |
George H. Guest, 82, of Stone Harbor, a neuropsychiatrist and a longtime professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, died Saturday at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House, N.J. Dr. Guest served on the teaching staff at the college for 43 years. He had been chairman of the department of neurology and psychiatry. Later, when the department was divided, he became chairman of the department of psychiatry. He was one of the organizers of the hospital's neuro-sensory unit and served as director of its diagnostic center.
May 15, 1993 |
William L. Dyson, 77, a successful surgeon who took up psychiatry when he was 50 and was one of the first doctors to use lithium to treat manic- depressive illness, died Wednesday at his home overlooking the second fairway at Pine Valley (N.J.) Golf Club. "He was one of the first people in Philadelphia to use (lithium)," said his wife, Susan Wise Dyson. She said he had read about its accidental discovery by an Australian doctor and began to use it at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine about 1966.
December 24, 1990 |
Wills Eye Hospital, which for 159 years has traded on its reputation for sophisticated eye care, is adding a new service: psychiatry. The hospital, at Ninth and Walnut Streets, is joining with a longtime affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University, to open a 30-bed unit for treating elderly patients with psychiatric problems. Wills personnel will operate the unit and provide nurses and other support personnel. Jefferson doctors will direct the professional services. The development is not quite as unusual as it seems, says the specialty hospital's executive director, D. McWilliams Kessler.
October 6, 2002 |
Dr. Martin P. Szuba, 44, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an expert in the treatment of sleep disorders and depression, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in Haddonfield. During the last several months of his life, Dr. Szuba rushed to fit everything in: He worked on books, papers and research from his hospital bed. He traveled to his favorite vacation spot on Lake Michigan to spend time with his wife and sons.
May 31, 2013 |
PATRICK J. McDonough had a long, serious, creative career as a psychiatrist and mental-hospital administrator, but he could also do a mean imitation of Jerry Lewis. He came home from a college break one day and entertained his family with an exuberant rendition of the comedian belting out "Singin' in the Rain. " In other words, for all the seriousness of his profession, Patrick McDonough had a lighter side. "A wicked sense of humor," as his family put it, and a passion for the fun aspects of local sports that included residence in the rowdy 700 level of old Veterans Stadium and tailgating with a flair.
July 12, 2011 |
A University of Pennsylvania psychiatry professor has filed a complaint with the federal Office of Research Integrity charging that two of his colleagues engaged in research misconduct by allowing their names to be placed on a study published 10 years ago that was ghostwritten by a "medical communications company. " The study, which was funded by what is now GlaxoSmithKline and the National Institutes of Health, looked at the impact of GSK's antidepressant drug Paxil on depression in patients with bipolar disorder.
July 13, 2011 |
A University of Pennsylvania psychiatry professor has filed a complaint with federal officials alleging that two of his colleagues, including the chair of Penn's psychiatry department, engaged in research misconduct by allowing their names to be placed on a study published 10 years ago that was ghostwritten by a "medical communications company. " The study, funded by what is now GlaxoSmithKline and the National Institutes of Health, looked at the impact of Glaxo's antidepressant drug Paxil on depression in patients with bipolar disorder.
April 26, 2013 |
Herman S. Belmont, 93, a Philadelphia psychiatrist in the forefront of child mental-health advocacy, died Saturday, April 20, of heart failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Before moving to the Quadrangle in 2003, he lived with his family in Elkins Park. During a 45-year career, Dr. Belmont worked on behalf of children here and across the country, his family said. He developed ways of designing services and providing treatment to youngsters outside a hospital setting. From those efforts emerged some of Philadelphia's first community mental-health programs for children and youth.
December 29, 1994 |
Myer Mendelson, 74, a psychiatrist respected for his study of depression and a former professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, died Sunday at his home in Wynnewood. Dr. Mendelson, a clinician and a consultant, was a prolific author whose publications on depression spanned 40 years. Colleagues said he made major contributions to the understanding and treatment of depression. Albert Stunkard, emeritus chairman of the department of psychiatry at Penn's medical school, said Dr. Mendelson's volume Psychoanalytic Concepts of Depression is widely viewed as the definitive study on depression.