August 22, 2016 |
In 2002, Dr. Murray Schwartz worked very briefly as a radiologist at Valley Hospital in Palmer, Alaska. He was there only from July 1 to 19 and from Sept. 16 to 21, with an August stint at a hospital in Anchorage. But Palmer convinced him that he had made the right decision to work in Alaska, even for only weeks. "He stayed at a little hotel in Palmer," a son, Jason, said. "And he would walk out the front door of the hotel and there were the mountains. He loved it there. " On Thursday, Aug. 18, Dr. Schwartz, 72, of Cherry Hill, a radiologist who from 2000 to 2008 worked brief terms at several hospitals in Kentucky, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, died of complications from pneumonia at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.
May 8, 2016 |
Where most radiologists look at an ultrasound and see a bladder indented by a very large prostate gland, Sue Summerton saw the Liberty Bell. What to most might appear as a gallbladder with a couple gallstones were, to Summerton, the face and mile-high hair of Marge Simpson. That bicornuate uterus? The letter "Y. " What's a doctor to do? Summerton turned her unusual point of view into a business, Xray Artistry, reveling more, she says, in the laughs her work elicits than the revenue it generates.
January 6, 2016 |
When he was growing up near 17th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia in the 1920s and 1930s, Conrad M. Brahin lived in the apartment above a pharmacy and soda counter owned by his parents. The pharmacy was run by his father, Samuel, an immigrant from Kiev, in what is now Ukraine, who had graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. "He ran deliveries for my grandfather [and] encountered some situations where people were trying to rob him," Conrad Brahin's son, Jason, said.
June 28, 2013 |
Wallace T. Miller Sr., 81, of East Falls, who rose from poverty in Appalachia to become one of the most accomplished radiologists of his generation, died Sunday, June 23, at his home of metastatic lymphoma. Dr. Miller was known as an outstanding clinical radiologist and charismatic teacher during the half-century he served on the staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He took top honors in his field, including the 1997 Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America, and won nearly every accolade possible for his work at Penn's medical school.
June 7, 2013 |
Sister Rita Joseph Knapp, 98, a former radiology supervisor at two Philadelphia hospitals, died Sunday, June 2, of cardiovascular failure in Assisi House in Aston, Delaware County. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 77 years. Born in Philadelphia, Sister Rita Joseph graduated from St. Anthony Commercial School. She entered the convent in 1933, completed her high school education in the novitiate school, and professed her first vows in 1936.
June 6, 2013 |
THE FAMILY OF Dr. Sidney Wallace ran out of words in trying to describe him: "Physician, scholar, author, teacher, researcher, inventor, businessman, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, songwriter, singer. " And, oh yes, "outstanding husband, father and grandfather. " It was not hard for those who knew Sidney Wallace to believe that one man could embody all these splendid characterizations. Add one more accomplishment: He once cured himself of kidney cancer. Sidney Wallace, a pioneer in the field of interventional radiology, developer of a cancer drug and an artist and musician in what spare time he allowed himself, died May 25 of cancer.
September 15, 2012 |
Joseph J. Darby Jr., 64, of Upper Gwynedd, a biomedical technician who helped develop the diagnostic ultrasound unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died Monday, Sept. 10, of liver failure in the hospice unit at Abington Memorial Hospital. "Joe was at the helm of technical operations for the division of diagnostic ultrasound in the department of radiology," Barry B. Goldberg, a professor of radiology who directs that Jefferson division, said. "Joe has worked with me for 30 years," Goldberg said.
June 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Isabel Doran is only 4 years old, but she's already had about 15 CT scans - and every one comes with a dose of radiation. "I think there's always that part of you that thinks it's too much," said her mother, Veronica Doran of Burke, Va. Doran is glad the scans have allowed doctors at Children's National Medical Center to monitor Isabel's progress while they treat her kidney cancer. But she's worried about the long-term effects of the scans, which could put Isabel at risk for another cancer later.
January 23, 2012 |
Simon M. Berger, 99, of Wyndmoor, a radiologist who did pioneering research on using X-rays to diagnose breast cancer, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Saturday, Jan. 7, at home. In 1951, Dr. Berger and Dr. Jacob Gershon-Cohen received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the pathology and the technical requirements for breast cancer detection with X-rays at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The two conducted a course in 1955 on mammography, which uses low doses of radiation to produce an image of the breast on film.
December 13, 2011 |
Jill Townsend Red, 76, of Malvern, a nurse and conservationist, died of nonsmoking lung cancer Thursday, Dec. 8, at home. In 1970, Mrs. Red and her husband, Donald E., moved to Radnor when he joined the radiology staff of Lankenau Hospital. He later chaired the radiology department and was president of the medical staff. While her husband pursued his medical career, Mrs. Red raised four sons, worked as a nurse, and became involved in the community. She and other activists fought to protect the former 46-acre Zantzinger estate in Radnor from development.