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                                                                                         Winter 2004




  MAA MATTERS




TAKE
A STEP
BACK
INTIME ALSO INSIDE:
   CONVOCATION 2004
  MAA’s INTERNATIONAL
HEALTH PROGRAM EXCEEDS
     ALL EXPECTIONS
DEAN’S MESSAGE                                                                                     Dr. David Naylor (Class of 1978)




Our storied past
Since the earliest beginnings of U of T, our alumni
have made major strides in all areas of medicine.




                                               Connaught Laboratories, and was influen-
                                               tial in making public health a social and              U of T faculty members
                                               political priority in Canada. After the
                                               Great War, Dr. C.K. Clarke, U of T’s first             not only helped lay the
                                               psychiatry professor, served as the founding           foundation for modern
                                               director of the forerunner of the Canadian
                                                                                                             medical practice,
                                               Mental Health Association. And in 1927,
                                               Kenneth McKenzie established the first                   they shaped Canada’s
                                               neurosurgical program in Canada.                            health-care system
                                                   During the 1930s and 1940s, graduates



AN
                   effective treatment for     of the Faculty of Medicine continued
                   diabetes was probably as    to have an impact on the international         Tak Mak identified the T-cell receptor gene
                   remote a concept to citi-   scene. Dr. Norman Bethune organized the        in 1984, and disease genetics went to the
zens of the early 20th century as a defini-    world’s first mobile blood transfusion unit    next level in 1989 when Lap-Chee Tsui and
tive cure for Alzheimer’s or AIDS is to        in Spain before becoming a hero of the         his team isolated the gene that causes cystic
those of us in the first years of the 21st     People’s Republic of China. A few years        fibrosis. Then there’s Tony Pawson and his
century. Yet by 1923, two of our faculty       later, in the middle of the Second World       pioneering work in cell signalling, and Janet
members, Frederick Banting and J.J.R.          War, Dr. Wilbur Franks developed the           Rossant, one of the world’s top develop-
Macleod, shared the Nobel Prize for dis-       “anti-blackout” suit for pilots, which         mental biologists. Jim Till and Ernest
covering insulin. By 2023, will researchers    later evolved into the first spacesuit.        McCulloch have been nominated for a
in the Faculty of Medicine have won                These early achievements, though           Nobel Prize for discovering hematopoeitic
another Nobel Prize or two, and given the      extraordinary at the time, pale in compari-    stem cells. There are so many from the
world new treatments for many illnesses?       son to the succession of medical feats that    Faculty of Medicine worth applauding;
Given our history, I believe the answer is a   began in the 1950s and seem to be multi-       check our Website at www.facmed.utoron-
confident “Yes.”                               plying every decade. Surgical techniques       to.ca for more of our heroes.
    Medical teaching in Toronto began in       have grown by leaps and bounds, starting           Each moment of discovery, each triumph,
the 1820s. By 1843, medicine became a          with pioneers such as Dr. W.G. Bigelow         in the Faculty of Medicine’s storied past
formal subject at King’s College, the pred-    and his cardiac pacemaker, and Dr. Robert      began with the same elements: imagination
ecessor of the University of Toronto. In       Salter and his renowned operation to cor-      mixed with skill, hard work and conviction.
the early years of the 20th century, U of T    rect congenital hip dislocations. By the       The technology and methods have
faculty members not only helped lay the        1980s, U of T doctors had performed the        changed over time and will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                 Photo: Laura Arsiè




foundation for modern medical practice,        world’s first lung and nerve transplants.      change, but the inspiration will always be
they shaped Canada’s health-care system.           In the basic sciences, our researchers     the same – to make life longer and better
In 1914, Dr. John G. Fitzgerald established    transformed entire fields with their discov-   for others, with the ultimate dream of
the anti-toxin laboratories, later the         eries. Immunology wasn’t the same after        good health for all. I


                                                                                                                   M ed i cal A lum ni A s s o c ia t io n   3
                               CONVOCA




4   U n i ver s it y o f To ro n t o • Win ter 2004
AT I O N 2 0 0 4
       Linking the Past
       to the Future
       On June 8, at the MAA’s annual Convocation
       Banquet, new grads listened to the stories
       of the physicians before them. Here are
       excerpts from some of their speeches.



                 hat is now being called ‘The Good War’ started one week before our first

      “W         lecture. The first year of war, while the great predator waited to pounce, did
                 not impact our education. But the next spring everything changed forever.
       Europe was enslaved, Britain embattled, and classmates left for the Air Force. Soon
       after, our course was accelerated; four-month holidays were shortened to a few weeks.
       We became bastard privates in the RCAMC. We would be in demand on the battle-
       fields during the liberation of Europe and Asia.
           “The sorrow surrounding those days included an awareness of the thousands of
       our age group who never got on the returning troop ships. The pictures and stories
       from Hitler’s concentration camps and the sight of the half-starved remnants of our
       Hong Kong survivors were straight from hell. At Sunnybrook, we saw examples
       of nutritional disorders of the nervous system that were only found in the fine print
       in our medical school textbooks.”
       – Dr. Henry Barnett (President, Class of 1944)

                     father, a GP in Toronto for 45 years, taught me that even if you can’t

      “ My           make patients better, you can be kind to them. You do not have to like
                     all of your patients, many will be extremely difficult, but if you look at
       them thoughtfully and listen carefully, you will earn their trust. Remember what
       Osler said, ‘Your patient will often tell you the diagnosis.’
          “I have interacted with hundreds of doctors over the years and most have been
       praised and appreciated by patients and families. Remember – kindness, consideration
       and respect. Health determinants will change, knowledge will change, and the system
       will change. Caring has not, nor will it ever, change. The golden rule applies.
       Someday you may be lying on that gurney!”
       – Dr. David Smith (Class of 1954)



                                                                          M ed i cal A lum ni A s s o c ia t io n   5
                eing a woman in medicine, in

“B              my day, was different. On my
                first day of internship at the
            Toronto General, I was assigned to
            urology. Two senior staff men, on
            seeing me arrive, looked at each
            other and said in one voice, ‘My
            God, they’ve sent us a woman!’
            These days, as a woman, what
            would you do? Probably whip out
            your cell phone and call your
            lawyer. Back then, we thought that
            lawyers were for making your will
            when you were old, say 50. So we
            just carried on and did our best
            and set the stage for all of you.               CLASS OF 1944
                                                            Front row: Drs. Fraser
               “There were other unwritten                  Parrott, Gordon Camero
                                                                                     n,
            barriers to getting into med school             Alfred Sherman, Cecil Collins-
                                                                                    Harry
                                                            Williams, Neil Watters,
            then. My friend, Dr. Ricky                      Hotz 2nd row: Drs. Joh
                                                                                     n
                                                                                     an,
            Schachter, came to Toronto to be                 Gorvoy, Bernard Teichm
                                                             Franklyn Munkley, Joan
                                                                                        ,
            interviewed by the dean after doing              Borland, Alexander Bryans
                                                                                      Drs.
            her pre-med in Saskatchewan. The                 Lewis Little Back row:
                                                                                        e,
                                                             Henry Barnett, Joseph Kyl
            dean told her, ‘You have two strikes              Leonar d Davies, Donald
                                                              Fraser, Barney Berris
            against you. You are Jewish and you
            are a woman.’ Can you imagine
            our current dean thinking that,
            much less saying it? Now, it just
            wouldn’t happen.”                                          “There’s a lot
            – The late Dr. Joan Vale Forman                            of class in the                          CLASS OF 1939
                                                                                                                Seated: Dr. Ida McDonald Standing: Drs. Cameron Gray,
            (Class of 1949)                                           Class of 3T9!”                            Sydney Wise, John Birrell, Reginald Archibald, Phillip Ryan
                                                                        —Dr. Cameron Gray



     A Rewarding Evening
     At the Convocation Banquet, the MAA honoured a number of students, faculty and staff.
                                                                                                                         CLASS OF 2004 AWARDS               TEACHING AWARDS
                                                                                                                         Dr. Robert P. Orange               Dr. Mary Hollington
                                                                                                                         Memorial Medal and Prize           Pre-Clinical Teaching Award
                                                                                                                         Dr. Xerxes Punthakee               Dr. Ian Taylor
                                                                                                                         Dr. Delbert S.                     Dr. Mary Hollington
  L




      Dr. Jay Keystone,
                                                                                                                         Hoare Award                        Clinical Teaching Award
    outgoing president
                                                                                    Award photos: Lori Kalata




                                                                                                                         Dr. Christopher Lane               Dr. Danny Panisko
 of the MAA, presents
      the Dr. Robert P.                                                                                                  Dr. Samuel J. Streight             Silver Shovel &
     Orange Memorial                                                                                                     Award                              Chute Award
Medal and Prize to Dr.                                                                                                   Dr. Hemi Dua                       Dr. Martin Schreiber
     Xerxes Punthakee                                                                                                                                       (Class of 1987)
                                                                                                                         MAA Proficiency
                                                                                                                         Scholarships                       Class of 1989 MAA Award
                                                                                                                         Dr. Paul Angaran and               Dr. Vince Chien (Class of 1994)
                                                               L Dr. Keystone
                                                                                                                         Dr. Fayez Quereshy
                                                                                                                                                            OTHER AWARDS
                L




                  Dr. Keystone
                  presents the                                 presents the Dr. Samuel                                   Weber/Nimon Prize                  Dr. John Hepburn Award
              MAA Proficiency                                  J. Streight Award to                                      in Neurology                       Karim S. Bandali, PhD
               Scholarship to                                  Dr. Hemi Dua                                              Dr. Richard Swartz                 Candidate
              Dr. Paul Angaran                                                                                           Dr. Irvin Kelly Gollish 5T7        David Eberle Memorial
                                                                                                                         Memorial Award                     Alumni Award
                                                                                                                         Dr. Napura Krishnadev              Diana Alli




      6 U n i ver sit y   o f To ro n t o • Win t er 2004
                                                                                                                                                 Not visible in this photo:
                                                                                                                                                 Drs. George David Watt
                                                                                                                                                 and John Campbell Martin




                                                                                                                                               uring Welcome Week, try-

                                                                                                                                    “D         ing to learn the names of
                                                                                                                                               the near 200 people in our
                                                                                                                                    class was the first challenge, and for
                                                                                                                                    some of us it goes on to this day.
                                                                                                                                    Holding hands in groups of 10
                                                                                                                                    and wandering around downtown
  CLASS OF 1954
                                                                                                                                    Toronto for a scavenger hunt
 Front row: Drs. Donald
                            McCorvie, Martin Torem
                                                                                                                                    was our introduction to the city.
 Barbara Berner, M. Elizabe                            , Joseph Wagner,V. Evelyn
 Donald Boyer, Herbert
                            th McKee, Rebecca McDe
                                                          rmot, Sally Sarles, Robert
                                                                                    Kreel, Beverley Clark, Shir
                                                                                                                  ley Hoffman,          “Within a few days, we entered
                         Basian, Jane Cruickshank,                                     Ainslie 2nd row: Drs. Leo
                                                     Hugh Thomson, George
 George Thow, Isadore Kre
                             el, Bernard Awerbuk, Wi                             Burrows 3rd row: Drs.W nard Raizin,                our lecture hall, Old Faithful 3153,
 4th row: Drs. John Haley,                              lliam Francis, David Smith,                           illiam Hipwell,
                            Joh                                                       William Ainslie, Robert Wa                    and were introduced to an enor-
 Robert McMillan, John Dig n Colwill, Samuel Rubenzahl, Norman Lofchy, Jose                                          tson
                            by 5th row: Drs. Irving                                      ph Gilmour, Donald MacKe
 Montgomery, Allan Sylvest                            Rosen, Jack Matvenko, Arc                                        nzie,        mous stack of papers which would
                           er, M. John Stalker, Ezra                                 hie Burrell, Ewart Charte
Harvey Lewis, Mendel Boc                             Silverstein, Benjamin Gla                                  rs, Donald
                            knek,William Trusler,W                               tt 6th row: Drs. Harvey                            make any student sweat, any pho-
Campbell Martin (hidden                              illiam Hanley, Peter Blunde                            Freedman,
                         ), John Moran, Alex Yarrow                                 ll, George David Watt (hid
Gordon Dale, Martin Kaz                                , Douglas Brodie 7th row                                   den), John        tocopier overheat, and any MD
                          dan,                                                       : Drs. Richard van Praagh
Henry Brent 8th row: Drs John Keenleyside, Bill Little, Reg Perkin, Ronald                                       , Francis Skain,
                            .William Coates, Paul Edm                                Baird, Ayao Noguchi, Phi
Dobbs, John King, Robert                                   onds, Clifford Smythe, Edw                          llip Morton,         Management backpack fall apart
                          Hunter, Frederick Griffith                                     ard Gibson, Allan Noble
Back row: Drs. Joe Slad                                s, Ryoich Nishikawa, Dav                                     , Kenneth
                        en, Edwin Gaviller, John
                                                   Gibson, John Moffatt, Mo
                                                                                   id Pelton, Douglas McKee                         within days of its first use. Our first
                                                                               rris Nedilski, James Hall
                                                                                                                                    lecture was on the thorax, and with-
                                                                                                                                    in hours we were on our way down
                                                                                                                                    the stairs to the anatomy labs.
                                                                                                                                        “Our class will begin to practise
                                                                                                                                    as physicians on July 1. No doubt,
                                                                                                                                    it will be an exciting day for every-
                                                                                                                                    one. A day when prescribing two
                                                                                                                                    Tylenols to a patient will be a big
                                                                                                                                    event since there will be no co-sig-
                                                                                                                                    nature on the script. A day when
                                                                                                                                    the patient calls for a ‘real’ doctor,
                                                                                                                                    and the staff will look at you. A day
                                                                                                                                    when the weight of responsibility
                                                                                                                                    will lie squarely on our shoulders,
                                                                                                                                    and the deodorant will need to be
                                                                                                                                    applied extra thick in the morning
                                                                                                                                    to ward off the products of over-
                                                                                                                                    working sweat glands. A day when
          CLASS OF 1949                                                                                                             being linked hand in hand with
          Front row: Drs. Margaret Hughes Jansen, Beth Marritt Huntington, Shirley Ashmore O’Reilly, Joan Vale                      10 of your colleagues would be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Class Photos: Bill Bolychuk




          Forman, Doreen Caplin Teichman, Emily Gear Berkman, Elizabeth Bridgman, Elsie Hoffman Crawford,
          Lois Wright Burgess 2nd row: Drs. John O’Reilly, Henry Shykoff, Patricia Marcroft White                                   great comfort.”
          3rd row: Drs. Estelle Heakes Stevens,Walter Rolland, John Yoshioka, Edward Fish, Ian Alger, Douglas                       – Excerpt from the pre-convocation
          Sanders 4th row: Drs. David Stinson,Thomas Witton,Thomas Robson, John Ridge, Robert Stubbins,
          Harold Berris, George Trusler Back: Dr. George Snell
                                                                                                                                    address by Dr. Xerxes Punthakee
                                                                                                                                    (Valedictorian, Class of 2004)


                                                                                                                                                      M ed i cal A lum ni A s s o c ia t io n   7
    WAYS OF GIVING


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                                                      for the Medical Alumni Association and,
                                                      through them, U of T’s Faculty of
                                                                                                         effective gift. Your estate may claim chari-
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                                                                                                         to 100 per cent of your net income
               When planning                          Medicine. By leaving a bequest, you can            (higher than the limit of 75 per cent of
                                                      join in helping support medical students           living donors). Any unused charitable
         your estate, consider                        and in providing vital outreach activities         donations can be carried back to the pre-
          including the MAA.                          that help keep alumni connected.                   vious tax year at the same higher rate.
                                                                                                       • Due to preferential capital gains
                                                      Advantages                                         treatment, your estate may be in a better
                                                      • Other than the cost of preparing the             position if you make a bequest in the
                                                        will, leaving a generous gift through your       form of publicly listed securities and
                                                        estate plans doesn’t cost you anything.          stock rather than first selling the proper-
                                                      • Remembering the MAA in your will                 ty and then donating the cash proceeds
                                                        allows you to make a long-term commit-           from the sale.
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                                                        standard of living.                            bequest, please contact the Medical
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                        MEDICAL SCHOOL

Through the Decades
    Every decade at U of T’s med school had its own unique challenges and pleasures.


                                                        shepherd’s pie; each cost about 15       Toughest courses Physiology and

1943                JULY
As told by Dr. Donald Stewart
                                                        cents. Occasionally we went to the
                                                        Hart House cafeteria or to the
                                                        cafeteria at Queen’s Park
                                                                                                 biochemistry
                                                                                                 Biggest medical breakthroughs Polio
                                                                                                 vaccine and the first organ transplant
No. of students 106                                     Unique experience We were put            Favourite lunch Sandwiches from home
Approx. male-to-female ratio 12:1                       in the army in 1942 as privates in       Most embarrassing moment When I
                                         Dr. Stewart
Tuition About $350                                      the Medical Corps. They needed us        took my future wife to my first fraternity
Monthly rent I lived in a boarding house          in the war so we did four years of medical     party and was teased unmercifully by
on Huron Street, and it was $35/month             education in three by reducing the sum-        the older members
and included two meals a day                      mer break to two months. And instead           New on campus In 1954, Hart House
Hit song “The White Cliffs of Dover”              of a one-year internship we only had           installs its first permanent women’s
Toughest courses Internal medicine                nine months, then we went into                 washroom and transforms the billiards
and pathology                                     military training                              room into the co-ed Arbor Room. Still,
Biggest medical breakthrough                                                                     women aren’t allowed entry to Hart
The discovery of penicillin                                                                      House before 3 p.m. daily
Fond memories Nine of us came from
Saskatchewan to U of T by train. We had                     1957
one upper berth between us, so we took
turns sleeping. We had a great time!
Most embarrassing moment On arrival
                                                                    As told by
                                                                    Dr. Barney Giblon
                                                                    No. of students 139
                                                                                                 1968
                                                                                                 As told by Dr. Sheila Doyle
in Toronto, one of my classmates caught                             Approx. male-to-             No. of students 180
the attention of a crowd of factory work-                           female ratio 8:1             Approx. male-to-female ratio 6:1
ers by staring up at the Royal York Hotel.                          Tuition $350, plus           Tuition $800
                                                     Dr. Giblon
He said, “Boy fellas, couldn’t you put a                            a $45 lab fee                Monthly rent I lived at home, but
lot of hay in that there building!”               Monthly rent I lived at home, but              some of my friends who lived on their
Favourite lunches At the White Spot               students in fraternity houses paid $120        own paid $80 or less
restaurant, a hot dog, hamburger or               and that included breakfast and dinner.        Most embarrassing moment On one
                                                                     For $200 a month,           of my first clinical days, I was caught
                                                                     you could get a two-        about to light up a cigarette while sitting
                                                                     bedroom apartment on        on the edge of a patient’s bed. Luckily,
                                                                     Avenue Road, north          the clinician understood that I was trying
                                                                     of Bloor Street             to be empathetic with the patient. In all
                                                                     Hit songs “Rock Around      likelihood, however, the patient was just
                                                                     the Clock,” “Three          having a laugh at my expense. He was an
                                                                     Coins in the Fountain”      experienced chronic lung disease patient
                                                                     and “Blue Tango”            and likely very familiar with green medical
                                                                     Hot performers Elvis        students. The fact that I was female
                                                                     Presley, Aretha Franklin,   probably made it even better for him
                                                                     Nat King Cole, Bobby        New on campus The old medical school
                                         Final Meds, winners of
                                                                     Darin and Willie Nelson     is demolished in the late 1960s to make
                                                      the Mulock Cup, 1897

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                             Built in 1844, the first medical building was
                             on Front Street, across from the present site
                             of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

                                                        New on campus The John P. Robarts
                                                        Library opens in 1973. Prior to its
                                                        opening, the police are called in to
                                                        end a sit-in at Simcoe Hall protesting
                                                        the barring of first- to third-year
                                                        undergraduates from the collection




                                                       1988
                                                         As told by Dr. Tanya-Gay Williams
                                                         No. of students 252
                                                         Approx. male-to-female ratio 2:1
                                                         Tuition $2,400
                                                         Monthly rent $350
  Opened in 1903, the medical building on King’s         Hit song “Like a Virgin” by Madonna
  College Circle is where Banting and Best isolated      Toughest course Biochemistry
  insulin in 1921.
                                                         Biggest medical breakthrough First             Dr. Cameron Gray (Class of 1939) was
way for the Medical Sciences Building.             in-vitro fertilization performed in Toronto          regarded as one of the best punters
                                                                                                        and place kickers of his era.
The cornerstone of the new building was            Favourite lunch Turkey sandwiches
laid in 1967, with staff moving in in 1970         Most embarrassing moment Giving a                   Favourite lunch Pizza, though I usually
New to the curriculum In 1969, the                 wrong answer on clinical rounds                     brought a lunch from home to save money




                                                                                                                                                                         Illustrations: Faculty of Medicine’s Annual Dinner programs (1900 to 1901)
requirement of two pre-med years is                U of T medical breakthrough Joel                    Most embarrassing moment In second
dropped. Students now enter medicine               Cooper performs the world’s first successful        year, my clinic group had a respirology
from a variety of academic disciplines             lung transplant in 1983 and the first               clinic following our lunch hour. Our
Quota lifted In 1968, U of T acknowl-              successful double-lung transplant in 1986           clinician told us that we would not be
edges to the Royal Commission on the                                                                   seeing patients that afternoon but instead
Status of Women in Canada that for                                                                     would be having a review. We went out for
several decades prior to 1966 it had a
quota on the admission of women                   1995
                                                   As told by Dr. Lori Hasulo
                                                                                                       lunch and shared a pitcher of beer. When
                                                                                                       we arrived at the clinic, we were assigned
                                                                                                       patients. We quickly chewed gum so that
                                                   No. of students 252                                 our breath wouldn’t smell of alcohol and

1975
As told by Dr. David McKnight
                                                   Approx. male-to-female ratio 2:1*
                                                   Tuition $3,000
                                                   Monthly rent $325
                                                                                                       so our clinician would not find out I
                                                                                                       * For the last few years, the male-to-female
                                                                                                       ratio has been about even – 1:1.
No. of students 250                                Hit song “Losing My Religion”
Approx. male-to-female ratio 4:1                   by R.E.M. Some classmates
Tuition $850                                       made a spoof of the song and
Hit song “It’s Only Rock ’n Roll”                  sang it in class
by The Rolling Stones                              Toughest course I can’t think
Favourite lunch Having some was                    of a particular course, but
all I cared  about!                                what stands out in my mind
Graduates who penned popular books                 are the comprehensive exams
Dr. Mel Borins (Class of 1973), author             in third year – 20 exams
of Go Away: Just for the Health of It;             over three days
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin (Class of 1974), author         Biggest medical break-
of History of Medicine: A Scandalously             through Beta-blockers to
Short  Introduction                                treat congestive heart failure       Officially opened in 1969, the newest building
                                                                                       brought medicine, biology and the School of
                                                                                       Practical Science under one roof.

                                                                                                                          M ed i cal A lum ni A s s o c ia t io n   11
                                                      Inter national
                                            Possibilities
A
        $140,000 gift from Tim Evans, and                                                              students and now residents with a knowl-
          matched by his employer, the                   Because students want                         edge base that is otherwise unattainable in
           Rockefeller Foundation in New                                                               the standard curriculum. But what it pro-
York City, has helped found the MAA’s
                                                         to make a difference                          vides is a lot more. Dr. Geoff Ibbotson
International Health Program for Residents.              around the world,                             (Class of 1994) went on one of the MAA’s
Now the MAA offers learning opportunities                                                              first placements, to a small mission hospi-
in countries with developing economies to                MAA’s International                           tal in West Papua. The placement inspired
students throughout their undergraduate                                                                his life’s work. “The experience started me
years and all the way up to their final year             Health Program                                on my path of going into a surgical resi-
of residency.                                                                                          dency and then, following that, to continue
    The Kurdyak Family Fund helped
                                                         continues to grow                             to help out overseas in countries such as
launch MAA’s International Health                        ty,” says Dr. Jay Keystone (Class of 1969),   Nepal, Indonesia, Afghanistan and the
Program in 1990. Initially, the program                  who served on the program’s first faculty     Sudan,” says Dr. Ibbotson who now
offered first- and second-year students the              advisory board. “People genuinely want        spends 25 per cent of his working hours
chance to do a summer research project.                  to make a difference – not just here, but     as a general surgeon in Whitehorse and
Later, third- and fourth-year clinical clerks            beyond our borders.”                          Grande Prairie, Alta., and the rest outside
were offered the opportunity to do a clini-                                                            our borders. Currently, he’s in Nepal.
cal or research elective.                                Exceeding all expectations                        Other graduates report that their
    The program grew directly from student               The goal of the MAA’s International           International Health experiences make them
interest. “The students galvanized the facul-            Health Program is to provide U of T med       better doctors      /Continued on the back cover



                                                            Dr. Geoff Ibbotson                                                    Resident Esther
                                                         treats a boy who was                                               Grunau at a placement
                                                       shot four times with an                                                in Roseau, Dominica
                                                         assault rifle in Sudan




12 U n i ver s it y   o f To ro n t o • Winter 2004
                             CLASS NOTES
                             News from Your Classmates


                             CLASS OF 1944
                                                   Dr. Alexander
                                                   Bryans was awarded
                                                   an honorary Doctor
                                                   of Divinity degree in
                                                   2001 from Queen’s
                                                   Theological College
                                                   in Kingston, Ont.
                             The honorary degree recognizes Dr.
                             Bryans’ work toward peace, child health
                             and innovations in education. As a hobby,
                             Alex enjoys painting with watercolours.
                             Contact: abryans@kos.net.

                             CLASS OF 1948
                             Dr. David Howard was recognized as a
                             “hero” by The Arthritis Society and the
                             University of Calgary. Dr. Howard founded
                             the rheumatic disease unit at Calgary
                             General Hospital. Contact: 4494
                             Copsewood Pl., Victoria, V8X 4S5,                       CLASS OF 1948
                             or (250) 658-8771.                                      Dr. Valerie Barker and her husband who live in Herts, England, enjoyed a cruise
                             Dr. Ernest McCulloch of Toronto                         up the coast of Norway this past summer. Contact: Ashenhurst, Rectory Lane,
                                         has been inducted into the                  Stevenage, Herts, UK, SG1 4BX.
                                          Canadian Medical Hall of
                                            Fame for furthering the                is the past-president of the academy. In      He enjoys hiking, skiing and skating. In
                                           understanding of normal and             May, Dr. Alger was the grand marshal of       the summer, David tends a big garden.
                                            abnormal blood cell develop-           the American Psychiatric Association con-     Contact: Box 988, Antigonish, NS, B2G
                                            ment. Dr. McCulloch joined             vocation. Both events were held in New        2S3, or (902) 863-0691.
                                            the newly formed Ontario               York City. Contact: ianalger@aol.com.         Dr. Robert Stubbins of Penetang, Ont.,
                                            Cancer Institute in 1957,              Dr. Amala Chaudhuri, since graduation,        works four shifts a week in the Clearwater
                             and in partnership with James Till created            has been nominated to the New York            Free Clinic when he is in Florida. Contact:
Illustration: Irma Coucill




                             the first quantitative method to study indi-          Academy of Sciences for original research     (705) 533-2586.
                             vidual stem cells in adult bone marrow.               in pediatrics and awarded a Rockefeller       Dr. Patricia White has a full-time practice
                             Ernest also provided leadership for U of              training grant to study human cytogenet-      in Stockton, Calif. She writes: “Like
                             T’s Institute of Medical Science and served           ics (chromosomes) in Basel, Switzerland;      McArthur, I can honestly say that old
                             as president of the National Academy of               Upsala, Sweden; Paris and London. Dr.         psychiatrists never die, they just fade away!
                             Science of the Royal Society of Canada.               Chaudhuri, who lives in Coonoor, India,       Hopefully I’m wiser than I was as a med-
                                                                                   has published 50 scientific papers in         ical student so many years ago. Philosophy,
                             CLASS OF 1949                                         Indian and international journals and         psychology and psychiatry begin to merge
                             Dr. Ian Alger of New                                  established the first karyotype of the        together in the practice of forensic psychia-
                             York City co-led the                                  Indian race. For 22 years, she served as      try. Chaos, evil and violence are my current
                             American Academy of                                   editor of the Indian Journal of Pediatrics.   preoccupations along with the search
                             Psychoanalysis’ Future                                Dr. David Arnold Stinson is living in the     for what makes us truly human. I enjoy
                             Directions Forum                                      country near Antigonish, N.S., where he       life and aging to the max! Viva la vie! ”
                             this year. Dr. Alger                                  has horses, goats, dogs, cats and chickens.   Contact: marcroft@inreach.com.


                             14 U n i ver s it y   o f To ro n t o • Winter 2004
                                                                                                                            CLASS NOTES




             CLASS OF 1952                      the award. Paul is a professor emeritus            grandmother, her “hobby” is the study of
              Dr. Abraham Halpern, who          at U of T and a senior consultant in the           a few congenital kidney syndromes. She
              lives in Mamaroneck, N.Y.,        Head and Neck Oncology Program at                  belongs to an Internet group and has built
              was elected to Honorary           Mount Sinai Hospital.                              them a Bartter-Gitelman site. Check
              Fellowship in the Royal                                                              it out at www.BartterSyndrome.com.
College of Psychiatrists in February 2004.      CLASS OF 1959                                      “Not all that accurate but different,”
Dr. Halpern was recognized for his out-         Dr. James Evans is semi-retired, usually           she says. Contact: lsuth@look.ca.
standing contributions to psychiatry, and       going into the office two days a week.
particularly for his “humanitarian dedica-      His group practice, Georgina Medical, is           CLASS OF 1960
tion to the cause of stopping doctors from      shrinking due to attrition and difficulty          Dr. Harvey Crystal lives in Beverley
participating in the capital punishment         recruiting. Jim, who lives in Sutton, Ont.,        Hills, Calif., and is a senior physician at
process.” In April 2004, the American           occasionally does a locum in Northern              Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. He also
College of Physicians presented Abraham         Ontario.                                           supervises students in the introduction
with the William C. Menninger Memorial                              Dr. Lyn Sutherland lives       to clinical medicine at the University of
Award for his distinguished contributions                           in Toronto and writes:         Southern California. Harvey has five
to the science of mental health. Contact:                           “Just wanted to let you        grandsons. Contact: crystalh@csmns.org.
ahalpern@att.net.                                                   know that I am still           Dr. Gordon Sellery of London, Ont.,
                                                                    around, although in sort       is a life member of the Ontario Medical
CLASS OF 1953                                                       of a decrepit condition.       Association and a professor emeritus at
                                                    A portrait of
Dr. Charles Godfrey has retired as perma-        Dr. Lyn Sutherland I didn’t think that I would    the University of Western Ontario. He
nent class president. However, he continues       by her grandson last this long – 45 years        practises anesthesia part time and is a
                                                        Toby
an active practice in Toronto and is                                from graduation! If I          proud grandfather of nine grandkids.
completing a research program on the            make it to 50, I will be 92!” A great-great-       Contact: gsellery@rogers.com.
“Effective Treatment of Post-Mastectomy
Lymphoedema.” Dr. Godfrey founded                 CLASS OF 1999
                    CARE Medico, an over-         Dr. Barbara Erdelyi, an MAA board member, gave birth to twins on September 6,
                    seas teaching program         2004. Barb and her husband, Evan, welcome Jake Hunter, who weighed 6 lb. 12 oz. at
                    in nations with develop-      birth, and Allison Lauren, who weighed 6 lb. 5 oz. Contact: barbara.erdelyi@utoronto.ca.
                    ing and transitional
                    economies. More recently,
                    he was chair of CARE
Canada. During his overseas work, Dr.
Godfrey visited 28 countries, and he
continues to advise on development
and medical care in developing countries.
Charles has published seven books and
one play and is keenly interested in
the history of medicine. Contact:
charles.godfrey@utoronto.ca.

CLASS OF 1958
Dr. Paul Walfish has received the 2004
Paul Starr Award from the American
Thyroid Association in recognition of
his contributions to clinical thyroidology.                                              Jake and Allison
Dr. Walfish is the first Canadian to receive


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CLASS NOTES



CLASS OF 1974                                         CLASS OF 1989
Dr. Denise Bowes graduated with a diplo-              Dr. John Park is moving to San Francisco       Spread the news!
ma in fine arts from St. Lawrence College             with his wife Arrie Park, son Nicholas, 7,
                        in Brockville, Ont.,          and daughter Yuni, 4. For the past 10          Have you landed your dream
                        in June. She has              years, they’ve lived in New York City. Dr.
                        also been appointed           Park is a specialist in infectious diseases.   job? Welcomed a new grand-
                        president of the              Contact: jcpark@pol.net.
                        Guillain-Barré                                                               child? Been on a fabulous holiday?
                        Syndrome                      CLASS OF 1992
                        Foundation of                 Dr. Grant Lum has recently remarried.          Share the news with your class-
                        Canada, which                 He says his new bride, Ayesha, is
                        furthers research             “a wonderful woman.”                           mates through MAA Matters.
                        into the syndrome             Dr. Lum has been
                        and offers support            appointed a teaching                           E-mail your news to Ruth
                        and education to              associate in the
                        individuals with              fellowship program                             Gillings at medical.alumni@
                        Guillain-Barré                in sports medicine
                                                                                                     utoronto.ca or by writing her at
and its chronic form, CIDP. Contact:                  at U of T and con-
logcroft@ripnet.com.                                  tinues in his fourth
                                                                                                     Room 3249, Medical Sciences
                                                      year as a lecturer in the
CLASS OF 1975                                         Faculty of Medicine. Grant is
                                                                                                     Building, 1 King’s College Circle,
Dr. David Saul of Richmond Hill, Ont.,                also the medical director of the Fitness and
has stopped practising family medicine                Lifestyle Management Program at George         Toronto, M5S 1A8.
and is pursuing two medical interests:                Brown College. Contact: grant@
fibromyalgia and men’s sexual functioning.            athletescare.com. I
He has written two books for patients:
Validation and Hope: The Journey Towards                                                               CLASS OF 2002
Recovery from Fibromyalgia and Chronic                                                                 Dr. Neety Panu is a third-year
Fatigue Syndrome as well as Sex for Life: The                                                          resident in radiology at Royal
Lover’s Guide to Male Sexual Functioning.                                                              University Hospital in Saskatoon.
David’s son Daniel is in the Class of 2007.                                                            She has also become one of the
Contact: drdavidsaul@rogers.com.                                                                       premiere ultra marathon runners
                                                                                                       in Canada, running up to eight
CLASS OF 1987                                                                                          hours in a race. “Go hard or go
                    Dr. Rajiv Midha                                                                    home,” is Neety’s motto. Recently,
                    moved to Calgary in                                                                she won the Lost Soul Ultra
                    July 2004 to take the                                                              100 Km Championship and the
                    position of divisional                                                             Alberta Ultra Series Championship
                    head, neurosurgery,                                                                for Women 34 and Under.
                    in the Department of                                                               Contact: neety.panu@utoronto.ca.
                    Clinical Neurosciences
at Foothills Medical Centre. He’s also an
associate professor with the Department
of Clinical Neurosciences at the University
of Calgary. Rajiv was previously with
Sunnybrook & Women’s in Toronto.
Contact: rajmidha@ucalgary.ca.


16 U n i ver s it y   o f To ro n t o • Winter 2004
                                                                                                   IN MEMORIAM
                                                                                                                                 Lives Well Lived

CLASS OF 1926                                    Dr. Bernard LASKI, on June 7, 2004.               For several years, Margaret was a
Dr. Ray D. McCOMBS, at the age of                Dr. Laski was a pediatrics professor at the       teacher and researcher at U of T.
104, on March 13, 2004, in Erie, Pa. In          Hospital for Sick Children and chief of           Dr. Errol B. CAHOON, at the age of
              1940, Dr. McCombs began a          pediatrics and nurseries at Mount Sinai           87, on July 5, 2004, in Toronto. Errol is
              private practice in Erie. From     Hospital. Bernard is missed by his wife,          missed by his wife, Freda, two children
              1942 to ’72, he also served as     Joy, two daughters and two grandchildren.         and two grandchildren.
              the medical director of the        Dr. G. Harold MIDGLEY, at the age of
              Millcreek School District.         89, on Feb. 29, 2004, in Cambridge, Ont.          CLASS OF 1943 (July)
Ray was predeceased by his wife of 70                                                              Dr. James Campbell BALDWIN, in
years, Ruth, and is missed by three              CLASS OF 1941                                     his 86th year, on Sept. 5, 2003. James is
children and three grandchildren.                Dr. David John BREITHAUPT, on Oct.                lovingly remembered by his wife, Olive,
                                                 12, 2003. After a short career in general         two children and six grandchildren.
CLASS OF 1933                                    practice, Dr. Breithaupt joined the under-        He was predeceased by his daughter
Dr. Ethel Gwendolen WEAVER, at the               writing department of Manufacturers Life          Lynn. Dr. Baldwin practised oncological
age of 97, on Oct. 6, 2004, in Thunder Bay,      Assurance Company. During his 40 years            and thoracic surgery at several hospitals,
Ont. Dr. Weaver practised in St. Catharines,     with the company, Dr. Breithaupt removed          including Doctor’s Hospital in New
Ont., for 50 years before retiring in 1983.      the restrictions on individuals with diabetes     York City.
She also served on the YWCA executive.           and became a pioneer and industry expert          Dr. Henry Hugh THOMAS, on April 6,
In 1996, Gwen moved to Thunder Bay               in medical risk underwriting. Predeceased by      2004. His siblings include Dr. Stephen
to be nearer to her nieces and nephews.          his wife of 57 years, Mary, he is missed by       Thomas (Class of 1937) and the late
                                                 five children and 12 grandchildren.               Dr. Charles Thomas (Class of 1933).
CLASS OF 1935                                    Dr. Robert William PRITCHARD, at
Dr. Harold AUSLANDER, on Nov. 20,                the age of 89, on May 11, 2004, in Sarnia,        CLASS OF 1944
2001, in Texas.                                  Ont. Dr. Pritchard practised in Ottawa            Dr. Gilbert Leeds BLACKWELL,
                                                 and Windsor before establishing a family          in his 85th year, on April 11, 2004,
CLASS OF 1936                                    practice in Sarnia in 1952. Bob is lovingly       in Bradford, Ont. Predeceased by his
Dr. G. Foster SMITH, on Sept. 24,                remembered by his wife, Betty, four               wife, Ruth, and daughter Mary Lyn,
2004, in Toronto. Predeceased by his             children and six grandchildren.                   he is missed by four children and 14
wife, Ruth, he is missed by three children                                                         grandchildren. Dr. Blackwell was a family
and eight grandchildren. Dr. Smith served        CLASS OF 1942                                     physician for 55 years and chief of staff at
as an anesthesiologist and an activist                        Dr. John Aubrey                      York County (Southlake) Hospital.
for peace and the environment.                                PATTERSON, on June 8,                             Dr. Jacob MENDELSON,
                                                              2004, in St. Catharines, Ont.                     at the age of 83, on April 13,
CLASS OF 1939                                                 John is missed by his wife,                       2004, in Winnipeg. Jack
Dr. Frank COBURN, at the age of 91,                           Margaret, and two sons.                           is lovingly remembered by
on April 19, 2004, in Saskatoon. In 1934,        Dr. Ben SHUMAN, at the age of 85,                              his wife of 53 years, Naomi,
while studying at U of T, Frank handed           on Oct. 10, 2003. Dr. Shuman served on            three children and six grandchildren.
out leaflets for the striking “Eaton’s girls.”   staff at Vancouver General and Children’s         Dr. Mendelson was an ophthalmologist
In 1955, Dr. Coburn, a psychiatrist, began       Hospital, and as a clinical assistant professor   at St. Boniface General and Health
teaching at the University of Saskatchewan.      at the University of British Columbia.            Sciences Centre-Children’s Hospital and
Frank energetically supported Premier                                                              taught at the University of Manitoba.
Tommy Douglas’ introduction of medicare          CLASS OF 1943 (January)
in 1962. Many other Saskatchewan                 Dr. Margaret Ilene (McKay)                        CLASS OF 1945
doctors went on strike and ostracized Dr.        ARMSTRONG, on June 26, 2004.                      Dr. Frank P. GIARDINE, at the age
Coburn. Frank also served as president of        Margaret is missed by her husband of 60           of 83, on May 8, 2004, in Toronto.
the Saskatchewan NDP. Predeceased by his         years, Dr. John Armstrong (Class of 1943,         He is missed by his wife of 43 years,
wife, Reba, he is missed by four children.       Jan.), four children and seven grandchildren.     Joan, six children and seven grandchildren.


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IN MEMORIAM




CLASS OF 1946                                         Dr. William MacMurray LOUGHEED,                  Forman (Class of 1949), she is lovingly
Dr. Abraham BOGOCH, in his 83rd                       on Sept. 30, 2004, in Barrie, Ont. A surgical    remembered by her two children and
year, on Aug. 17, 2004, in Vancouver. In              pioneer, Dr. Lougheed advanced neurovas-         three grandchildren.
1953, Dr. Bogoch established a gastroen-              cular surgery in Canada. U of T honours          Dr. Chris Alfred WEST, at the age of 83,
terology practice in Vancouver. A founding            his contributions through its W. Lougheed        on May 30, 2004, in Oakville, Ont. Dr.
member and past president of the Canadian             microsurgical course. Predeceased by his         West was the medical vice-president of
Association of Gastroenterology, Dr.                  wife of 49 years, Grace, he is missed by         Canada Life Insurance. Chris is missed
Bogoch authored or co-authored more                   five children and nine grandchildren.            by his wife, Alice, and daughter, Pamela.
than 70 articles. As a clinical professor
at the University of British Columbia,                CLASS OF 1948                                    CLASS OF 1950
he won three “Best Teacher” awards.                                 Dr. Isaac Jack MARKENS,            Dr. Morton BERG, on March 15, 2004,
Abe is missed by his wife, Margaret,                                on April 24, 2004, in              in Florida. Dr. Berg was a founding mem-
three children and six grandchildren.                               Toronto. After studying in         ber of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr. John Carter CALLAGHAN, in his                                   Cleveland and Baltimore,           Morton is missed by his wife, Goldie, four
81st year, on April 6, 2004, in Muskoka,                            in 1951 Dr. Markens estab-         children and six grandchildren.
Ont. From 1949 to ’50, Dr. Callaghan co-              lished a practice at Parkdale Medical            Dr. John H. SKINNER, at the age of
developed the cardiac pacemaker. In 1956,             Clinic in Toronto. Jack is missed by his         78, on Dec. 3, 2003. Dr. Skinner was a
he performed the first open-heart surgery             wife, Sarah, two children and two grand-         director and chief of staff of Hornepayne
in Canada and first complete repair of the            children. His family has created an              Community Hospital in Ontario, and a
“blue baby” heart malformation. John is               MAA Bursary Fund in his name to help             medical adviser for the Canadian Cancer
missed by his wife, Gracey, and family.               students who share the dream of service          Society. John is missed by his wife, Lillian.
Dr. Soloman FEIGMAN, in October                       that shaped Dr. Markens’ life.
2003, in Boca Raton, Fl. Dr. Feigman was                                                               CLASS OF 1951
certified as both an obstetrician/gynecolo-           CLASS OF 1949                                    Dr. John Elgin Ferguson HASTINGS,
gist and a psychiatrist. Soloman is missed            Dr. Norman Edward FREMES, on June                at the age of 76, on Aug. 11, 2004, in
by his wife, Maria, and three children.               7, 2004. An internist-cardiologist, Dr.          Toronto. John is missed by his wife,
                                                      Fremes is fondly remembered by his wife,         Ulrike, four children and one grandchild.
CLASS OF 1947                                         Jean, and two children, including Dr.            Dr. Hastings served at U of T for 30 years,
Dr. William James COPEMAN, on                         Stephen Fremes (Class of 1979). Norman           most recently as the associate dean of the
March 21, 2004. Dr. Copeman was a physi-              is survived by his brother, Dr. I. Arthur        Division of Community Health.
cian and surgeon in Sundridge, Ont., and              Fremes (Class of 1940).                          Dr. Aden Carleton IRWIN, at the age of
the district coroner. From 1969 to ’88, he            Dr. Thomas Edward SCHOFIELD, in                  82, on June 2, 2004, in Halifax. Dr. Irwin
managed the Underserviced Area Program                his 80th year, on July 26, 2004, in Owen                        worked for the Saskatchewan
for the Ontario Ministry of Health. William           Sound, Ont. Tom is missed by his wife                           Department of Public Health
is missed by his family which includes seven          of 55 years, Jean, five children and 11                         from 1952 to 1966, serving
children and 20 grandchildren.                        grandchildren.                                                  several years in northern
Dr. Donald DAITER of Huntington                                       Dr. Joan Margaret VALE                          Saskatchewan. In 1967, he
Valley, Pa., on March 15, 2004.                                       FORMAN, in her 78th              joined the faculty at Dalhousie University,
Dr. Edward Noel HUGHES, at the age                                    year, on Aug. 10, 2004,          retiring in 1987. Aden played the clarinet
of 82, on Feb. 25, 2004. Dr. Hughes                                   in Bracebridge, Ont. The         with the Medical School Tupper Band in
worked in anaesthesia in several British                              third woman in Canada to         a concert on May 6, 2004.
Columbia communities, including                       earn a fellowship from the Royal College of      Dr. Robert Martin TINDALE, at the age
Vancouver, Duncan and Victoria.                       Physicians, Dr. Forman served as an asso-        of 76, on March 23, 2004. Dr. Tindale
Predeceased by his wife, Mollie, he is                ciate chief of medicine at Women’s College       served as a former chief of the department
lovingly remembered by three children                 Hospital and an associate professor at U of T.   of obstetrics/gynecology at Joseph Brant
and four grandchildren.                               Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Dayton           Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont.


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                                                                                                                                       Medical Alumni
                                                                                                                                        Association



CLASS OF 1952                                  Lester (Class of 1962) and Dr. Michael          missed by her husband of 40 years,
Dr. Albert Lorne Nelson BLODGETT,              Lester (Class of 1964).                         Gerhard, and two children.
on Feb. 23, 2004, in California. Dr.
Blodgett moved to San Fernando, Calif.,        CLASS OF 1956                                   CLASS OF 1963
in 1956 to practise family medicine. In        Dr. William S. HUNTER, on Sept. 25,             Dr. Mary Louise MacINTOSH, at the
the early 1970s, he completed a residency      2004, in Toronto. Bill is missed by his wife,   age of 80, on July 7, 2004, in Grafton,
in psychiatry and joined the teaching staff    Jane, three children and two grandchildren.     Ont. In a tribute to his mother in the
at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In the          Dr. Hunter served as an ophthalmologist in      Globe and Mail, Jeffrey describes growing
1980s, Dr. Blodgett served as the medical      private practice and at St. Michael’s           up with Dr. Mom: “While my sister and I
director of the Psychiatric Health Facility    Hospital. In conjunction with the CNIB,         often missed our mom, as she lugged her
for Santa Barbara County. Albert is missed     he established the Mobile Eye Care Unit.        vast medical treatises up to her study to
by his wife of 57 years, Joyce, two children   Dr. Michael W. YANDEL, at the age               catch up on neurogenic pathogens, we also
and two grandchildren.                         of 74, on Dec. 25, 2003. An orthopedic          admired her courage and tenacity. We took
Dr. William HARVEY, on April 17,               surgeon, Dr. Yandel was a former staff          great pride in the fact that her cheeky
2004, in Owen Sound, Ont. Dr. Harvey           member of Kelowna General Hospital              assault on the male bastion of medicine
practised in Owen Sound from 1953 until        in British Columbia. He is missed by            made her something of a local celebrity.”
retiring in 1986. Bill is lovingly remem-      his wife, Linda, six children, two stepsons
bered by his wife, Sylvia, two children and    and 10 grandchildren.                           CLASS OF 1967
three grandchildren. He was predeceased                                                        Dr. Kelvin Vanstone WOOLNOUGH,
by a son, Lewis.                               CLASS OF 1957                                   at the age of 63, on May 1, 2004, in
Dr. Peter Henry WALLBRIDGE, on                 Dr. Nicholas TURLIUK, on March 20,              Stratford, Ont. After teaching family
April 15, 2004, while vacationing in           2004, in Hamilton. After five years of          medicine at U of T, Dr. Woolnough was
Alliston Ont. He is missed by Amy, his         general practice in Hamilton, Dr. Turliuk       a family physician and coroner in Stratford
wife of 50 years, four children and five       specialized in ear, nose and throat             for 20 years. Van is missed by his wife,
grandchildren. Dr. Wallbridge practised        medicine and for 35 years practised in          Barbara, and two children.
urology in Timmins, Ont., for 30 years.        Burlington, Ont. Predeceased by his wife,
                                               Gladys, he is missed by four children           CLASS OF 1968
CLASS OF 1954                                  and four grandchildren.                         Dr. Patrick Brien BRADY, on July 6,
Dr. Norman Victor BALINSON, on                                                                 2004. Pat is missed by his parents, his
March 6, 2004, in Modesto, Calif. Dr.          CLASS OF 1958                                   wife, Lynn, two children and three grand-
Balinson practised pediatric psychiatry for    Dr. Zenona (Zagula) MALLY, on March             children. In recent years, Dr. Brady prac-
44 years. He was the clinical director of      11, 2004, in Washington, D.C. A derma-          tised in Hamilton and Toronto.
child psychiatry at the Modesto Psychiatric    tologist who had a private practice in
Center, and a specialist in psychiatry and     Washington for 30 years, Dr. Mally was          CLASS OF 1969
child psychiatry for the American Board        also on staff of three hospitals and taught     Dr. Christina Ethel HILL, at the age
of Psychiatry and Neurology. Norman is         at Georgetown University. Zenona is             of 59, on June 4, 2004, in Ottawa.
missed by his wife, Myra, three children                                                       In 1976, Dr. Hill became the first female
and four grandchildren.                          Dr. Helen E. CHUTE, wife of the               urologist in Canada. She had a urological
                                                 late Dr. Andrew Lawrence Chute, on            practice in Ottawa and was chief of
CLASS OF 1955                                    Sept. 7, 2004, in Bradford, Ont. She          staff at the Salvation Army Grace General
             Dr. Marvin Gilbert                  was 94. Helen founded the Women’s             Hospital. In the 1970s, she earned
             LESTER, on March 30,                Auxiliary at the Hospital for Sick            a private pilot’s licence and became
             2004. Marvin is missed by           Children. Dr. Andrew Chute (Class             an aviation medical examiner for
             his wife, Helen, three chil-        of 1935) was U of T’s dean of medicine        Transport Canada. Chris is missed by
             dren and four grandchildren.        from 1966 to 1973.                            her husband, Jim, two children and
He is survived by his brothers Dr. Robert                                                      three grandchildren.


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Continued from Page 19
CLASS OF 1971                                              Condolences may be sent to Peter’s
Dr. Jeffrey Arthur SHERKEY, on June                        daughter Rebecca at mezciems@
20, 2004, in Toronto. Dr. Sherkey was                      post.queensu.ca and/or Laurie’s daughter                              Medical Alumni
a family physician and is missed by his                    Sarah at srnicholl@hotmail.com.                                        Association


wife, Cheryl, and daughter, Miriam.
                                                           CLASS OF 1974                                          Medical Alumni Association
CLASS OF 1972                                              Dr. Donald Bruce GRAHAM, at the age                   Board of Directors 2004-2005
Dr. Ross James GILLESPIE, in his 57th                      of 53, on April 1, 2004, in Manchester,
year, on May 17, 2004, in Guelph, Ont.                     Tenn. Don is missed by his mother in                        Dr. David Naylor ((MD 1978)
Ross is missed by Lynn, his wife of 31                     Toronto, his wife, Cynthia, and three sons.                      Honorary President
years, three children and one grandson.                                                                                Dr. Suan-Seh Foo (MD 1990)
Dr. Gillespie was in general practice for                  CLASS OF 1981                                                         President
20 years and a medical director at St.                                Dr. Kenneth Robert CITRON,                       Dr. Barney Giblon (MD 1957)
Joseph’s Continuing Care Unit and St.                                 on June 13, 2004, in Toronto.                            Vice-President
Joseph’s Home in Guelph. His father is the                            Ken is missed by his wife, Paula,
                                                                                                                        Dr. Jay Keystone (MD 1969)
late Dr. James W. Gillespie (Class of 1950).                          and three children. He is sur-
                                                                                                                                Past President
Dr. Peter Edgar MEZCIEMS and                                          vived by his parents, Rochelle
his wife, Laurie Nicholl, died on May                      and Dr. Sidney Paul Citron (Class of 1960).                   Dr. Irv Lipton (MD 1962)
16, 2004, in a plane accident. Peter                                                                                              Secretary
                                                                 MAA Matters welcomes death notices and
was 56. Dr. Mezciems worked in family                                                                                  Dr. Steven Tishler (MD 1990)
                                                                 obituaries. Please send them to Nancy Walker,
medicine in Kirkland Lake and Barrie,                                                                                            Treasurer
                                                                 MAA, Room 3249, Medical Sciences Building,
Ont., and in addiction medicine at the                                                                                 Dr.Victor Kurdyak (MD 1960)
                                                                 1 King’s College Circle,Toronto, M5S 1A8, or
Homewood Health Centre in Guelph,                                                                                              Loan Officer
                                                                 medical.alumni@utoronto.ca.
Ont. He is missed by his three children.
                                                                                                                            Ms. Ruth Gillings
                                                                                                                          Administrator/Manager
                      here in Canada. Dr.
Continued from Page 12/                                    cant contribution in countries with devel-
Paul Kurdyak (Class of 1997) went to a                     oping economies. In her second year as a                         Members-at-Large
rainforest in Venezuela to research resistance             family-medicine resident at U of T, Esther                   Dr. John Bradley (MD 1975)
                                                                                                                        Dr. Garson Conn (MD 1958)
to a malaria drug among the Yanomami, a                    Grunau spent a month in Roseau,
                                                                                                                       Dr. Barbara Erdelyi (MD 1999)
semi-nomadic tribe of pygmies. His experi-                 Dominica. “There are few doctors in
                                                                                                                        Dr. Flavio Habal (MD 1977)
ences help him as a psychiatrist at the                    Roseau, and the medical district officer                      Dr. Lori Hasulo (MD 1995)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in                  appreciates any help she is offered,” she                    Dr. David Kaplan (MD 2001)
Toronto. “In psychiatry, what you’re doing                 says. Grunau worked at a hospital clinic, in                 Dr. Peter Kopplin (MD 1963)
is trying to figure out the culture of one                 a nursing home and in outlying community                     Dr. Martin Kosoy (MD 1959)
individual,” says Dr. Kurdyak. “In                         clinics that have a physician only one day                 Dr. Lap-Cheung Lee (MD 1975)
Venezuela, on a day-to-day basis I was try-                a month.                                                 Dr. Hoanh Khoi Nguyen (MD 1988)
                                                                                                                   Dr.Tom Patterson (MD 1956) Archivist
ing to figure out meaning without know-                        Last year, the MAA General Fund,
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ence, I feel I’m more attuned to non-lin-                  Fund and Drs. Carl (3T6) and Ann Witus                     Dr. Peter Wyshynski (MD 1961)
guistic communication.”                                    Fund enabled 20 undergraduates and 20 res-
                                                                                                                       Tasleem Murji (Class of 2007)
                                                           idents to go on International Health place-
                                                                                                                         President, Medical Society
Making a difference                                        ments. The benefits will be reaped in the
Residents have the skills to make a signifi-               decades to come, both here and abroad. I


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