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                                                                                                                      60th—1947 John Duggan
                                                                                                                      The 30 classmates and their guests who attended the HMS 60th
                                                                                                                      reunion enjoyed the weekend’s events and, for the most part,
                                                                                                                      moved about spryly. The festivities began Friday morning with
                                                                                                                      the annual meeting of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association,
                                                                                                                      followed by a symposium about global health.
                                                                                                                         On Friday evening, we enjoyed a catered dinner in the Ben-
                                                                                                                      jamin Waterhouse Room of Gordon Hall (formerly Building A).
                                                                                                                      This was the highlight of the reunion, with excellent food and
                                                                                                                      service and a post-prandial program notable for the sing-along
                                                                                                                      organized by our classmate Will Waring. It was amazing how
                                                                                                                      well our group’s collective memory was able to reconstruct the
                                                                                                                      old librettos of our medical school years—typically scandalous
                                                                                                                      songs involving such intimate subjects as ovarian tumors and
                                                                                                                      prostate cancer. Will said he plans to compile the repertoire
                                                                                                                      and share it with us. Although some of us shuddered at the
                                                                                                                      thought, we will all probably happily accept a copy when it
                                                                                                                      becomes available.
                                                                                                                         Saturday brought a Duck Tour of the city that originated and
                                                                                                                      ended at the Museum of Fine Arts. After the tour, we enjoyed
                                                                                                                      the interesting ambience and light lunch fare of the Bravo
                                                                                                                      restaurant within the museum. It was our final chance to visit
                                                                                                                      with each other, and a great end to the day.
                                                                                                                         Everyone who attended the reunion had a good time, and many
                                                                                                                      left saying they would be back in five years. By that time, the
                                                                                                                      School’s expansion into Allston might be well under way, if not
                                                                                                                      completed and functioning, and those of us still active and
                                                                                                                      mobile will no doubt want to visit it. While this was our last

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                                                                                                                      reunion that will receive support from the Medical School, the
                                                                                                                      committee will do what it can to arrange a get-together along
                                                                                                                      with a program, probably limited in scope, five years from now. !

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                                                                                                                                                                                    50th—1957 Daniel O’Connor, Jr.              tiple speakers labeled the high and
                                                                                                                                                                 19                 The Class of 1957 celebrated its 50th
                                                                                                                                                                                    anniversary with a memorable extend-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                increasing costs of a medical education a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                crisis. Many called for corrections as
                                                                                                                                                                                    ed weekend. More than 100 members,          drastic as free tuition programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                    spouses, and significant others attend-        Among the eloquent comments from
                                                                                                                                                                                    ed Thursday evening’s dinner at the         classmates and spouses, Judah Folk-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Country Club in Brookline. Dean             man’s recollections—parables really—
                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph Martin and Director of Alumni        about neonatal deaths and new
                                                                                                                                                                                    Relations George Thibault ’69 made          approaches to communicating hydro-
                                                                                                                                                                                    brief and well-received appearances.        cephalus, illustrated what’s possible in
                                                                                                                                                                                       After Friday evening’s lobster bake      patient care on a medical campus
                                                                                                                                                                                    and Saturday’s post-breakfast seminar       where disciplines communicate.
                                                                                                                                                                                    and evening dinner at the Library Restau-      Al Crum reported a 50th reunion
                                                                                                                                                                                    rant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,          class contribution of $1.6 million,
                                                                                                                                                                                    classmates adjourned to Wentworth by        remarkable even for our class with its
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Sea in New Castle, New Hampshire.       record of considerable giving.
                                                                                                                                                                                    A review of the performances of senior         Dinner was followed by spontaneous
                                                                                                                                                                                    HMS deans introduced an entire discus-      entertainment that took away any sug-
                                                                                                                                                                                    sion of the ideal qualifications for the    gestion that the class has lost memory or
                                                                                                                                                                                    School’s next dean. A class consensus       distant recall. A cascade of hilarious
                                                                                                                                                                                    emerged supporting the primacy of the       anecdotes and nostalgia engendered a
                                                                                                                                                                                    medical school (in the complete struc-      pervasive sense of good feeling. We are a
                                                                                                                                                                                    ture of Harvard Medicine). Patient care,    special class, and everyone in the room
                                                                                                                                                                                    teaching, and research require a never-     knew once again how fortunate we are
                                                                                                                                                                                    ending supply of young physicians. Mul-     to be a part of it. !

                                                                   55th—1952 William D. Cochran                    Bill Hancock in attendance our cardiac
                      19                                           The HMS 55th reunion went as well as
                                                                   could be expected for our group of octo-
                                                                                                                   needs were well monitored. The next
                                                                                                                   day fewer of us—the fortunate few, I
                                                                   genarians, who have been stabilized and         think—bused or drove to Hardy Hen-
                                                                   fortified by our long attachment and            dren’s home at the edge of Duxbury Bay.
                                                                   belief in HMS itself. Those of us present       Even the clouds were smiling. We had
                                                                   were surrounded by our psychiatric class-       lobster, oysters picked out front before
                                                                   mates, Chester Pierce, Kathleen and             the tide came up, and hospitality
                                                                   Samuel Mogul, Marshall Coleman, John            galore—all in an elegant setting. The
                                                                   Reichard, Roy Grinker, Bernard Otten-           Hendrens know how to do it right!
                                                                   berg, David Michener, and Henry                 Watching us wander around Hardy’s
                                                                   Grunebaum—I hope I didn’t miss any-             place would have made an orthopedist’s
                                                                   one—so our eclectic and motley group            eyes light up, partly in pride, partly in
                                                                   was on its best behavior. (Consult John         horror, partly in anticipation.
                                                                   Reichard’s 50th report, if you still have it,      Some of us attended the Thursday
                                                                   and you’ll understand why so many psy-          seminars of the 25th and 50th classes.
                                                                   chiatrists attended!) Absent members            Topics ranged from studies at the sub-
                                                                   Neil Thorlakson, Richard Moersch, and           molecular level to the homeless of
                                                                   Kendrick Lance had family ties that kept        Boston. One got the feeling that without
                                                                   them away, excuses that mostly involved         knockout mice, primary care would have
                                                                   grandchildren. We were blessed by the           more doctors practicing it.
                                                                   presence of Marion Ryan and Debbie Senft.          It’s rumored that HMS partially
                                                                      The Club of Odd Volumes on Beacon            funds the 60th reunion. So, take your
                                                                   Hill, in which John Constable is a mem-         pills (I’m taking mine), do your exercis-
                                                                   ber, provided 50 of us a Friday dinner          es, and don’t fall down. We’d like to see
                                                                   that had champagne as a starter. With           all of you then. !

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                                                                   45th—1962 Samuel H. Kim
                                                                                                                     On Saturday, many of us gathered for
                                                                   The Class of 1962, celebrating its 45th       the weekend at the Hotel Viking in New-
                                                                   reunion, thoroughly enjoyed the cama-         port, Rhode Island, a venue that offered
                                                                   raderie, weather, and issues for discussion   lots to do for everyone. That evening we
                                                                   that typify HMS reunions. For some who        had a lovely dinner and many laughs, with
                                                                   had not been back for a while, the School’s   Bill Donahue once again doing the honors.
                                                                   physical changes are stirring, but more       A few birthdays were toasted as well. On
                                                                   impressive are the modifications to its       Sunday, eight of us took to the local links; it
                                                                   curriculum, the energy of its faculty, and    was the first 18 holes ever played by
                                                                   the dedication of its students.               Howard Abel, proving you’re never too old
                                                                      Forty members of the class traveled to     to try something new. Others did the New-
                                                                   Boston for the reunion festivities. After     port thing—mansions, charming walks,
                                                                   the Thursday daytime events, about 60 of      shopping, lunching—while four took
                                                                   us gathered at the Wellesley home of Bob      advantage of the grass courts at the Inter-
                                                                   and Mary Jane Moellering for an evening       national Tennis Hall of Fame (way to go
                                                                   of catching up and reveling in memories       Ted, Fred, Ken, and Chas). Sunday evening
                                                                   over a splendid repast of food and bever-     was clambake time, thoroughly enjoyed by
                                                                   ages, graciously provided by our hosts.       all, and the start of planning for our 50th.
                                                                      The following day many came to the         Breakfast the next morning found us going
                                                                   Quad to hear the speakers and to thank        our own ways and wishing that the
                                                                   Joseph Martin for his successful ten          reunion time had not passed so quickly.
                                                                   years as dean. The usual class picture        We each vowed to return for the 50th.
                                                                   was followed by lunch and a chance to             Special thanks goes to the unwavering
                                                                   chat with members of other classes and        energy of Fred Sillman, whose pursuit of
                                                                   faculty. On Friday evening, 73 of us cel-     classmates is akin to the persistence of
                                                                   ebrated at the Hampshire House (at            the Energizer Bunny. Also, kudos to
                                                                   Cheers, of course). Bill Donahue’s after-     Peter and Jackie Mansfield, who traveled
                                                                   dinner humor showed he has not lost           the farthest—from Seattle—to attend
                                                                   his touch. We were delighted to gather        their first reunion (and vowed to return
                                                                   around the piano to listen to and sing        in five years). We sincerely hope that
                                                                   with Helen Gilliatt (Helen, it was spe-       those who could not attend this year will
                                                                   cial), going well past the hour most of       circle June 2012 on their long-range cal-
                                                                   us are usually asleep.                        endars. We really had fun. !

                                                                                                                                                                                        40th—1967 Philip L. Goldsmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       which often provide them insufficient
                                                                                                                                                                                        Our class began its 40th reunion week-         remuneration to both raise a family and
                                                                                                                                                                                        end with our traditional cocktail party at     repay their enormous students loans. We
                                                                                                                                                                                        the home of Mady and Bruce Donoff.             strongly believe that our class, the Alum-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Forty-eight of our classmates, spouses,        ni Association, and the School must
                                                                                                                                                                                        and significant others were treated to the     urgently address this crisis. The time for
                                                                                                                                                                                        Donoffs’ gracious hospitality. Dan Feder-      planning has become short; the time for
                                                                                                                                                                                        man ’53 joined us for a discussion of the      action is now. To underscore our com-
                                                                                                                                                                                        student debt crisis. Many of us attended       mitment to this issue, we presented the
                                                                                                                                                                                        the festivities at the School on Friday,       School with a scholarship fund of more
                                                                                                                                                                                        and then about 40 of us wended our way         than $1 million: the Class of 1967
                                                                                                                                                                                        to Newport, Rhode Island, for a week-          Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund
                                                                                                                                                                                        end of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, boat      was created from contributions to our
                                                                                                                                                                                        rides, and wonderful discussions and           25th and 40th reunion gifts—and the
                                                                                                                                                                                        interactions, most of which were facili-       income those contributions generated—
                                                                                                                                                                                        tated by Richard Schulman, our class           together with other contributions made
                                                                                                                                                                                        agent and reunion co-chairman. We are          this year and in interim years.
                                                                                                                                                                                        forever indebted to him.                          The income from this million dollars
                                                                                                                                                                                           The focus of the weekend was a series       will now be used to support one Harvard
                                                                                                                                                                                        of discussions on the crushing burden of       medical student, known as the Class of
                                                                                                                                                                                        debt being carried by students at HMS          1967 Scholar, for each of the four years in
                                                                                                                                                                                        and at most other medical schools. This        attendance. As more contributions are
                                                                                                                                                                                        situation is creating a crisis in the deliv-   made over time, we hope to support
                                                                                                                                                                                        ery of general medical care in many parts      more students per year. Three represen-
                                                                                                                                                                                        of this country: Many students are reluc-      tatives from our class will help oversee
                                                                                                                                                                                        tant to enter primary care specialties,        the intended use of this fund. !

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                                                                                                                                                                               30th—1977                                     Saturday brought rain, but that didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                               The Class of 1977 celebrated our 30th      deter most of us—including Marianne
                                                                                                                                                                               reunion with a memorable series of         Goldsmith, Alan and Carol Sarokhan,
                                                                                                                                                                               events that have us already eagerly        Michael Zaslow—from gathering at
                                                                                                                                                                               anticipating our next gathering. Fri-      John Taylor’s lake house in Spencer,
                                                                                                                                                                               day’s festivities began with a sympo-      Massachusetts, for lunch. Our class-
                                                                                                                                                                               sium on global health and HMS on the       mates traveled from as near as Brook-
                                                                                                                                                                               Quad, led by Jim Kim ’91. Later that       line and as far as Alaska to join us
                                                                                                                                                                               evening, 28 classmates, spouses, and       this year.
                                                                                                                                                                               significant others met at the downtown        It was great to be able to catch up
                                                                                                                                                                               Harvard Club to reminisce about our        with everyone—and we look forward
                                                                                                                                                                               days at Harvard and share new stories      to meeting back here at HMS in anoth-
                                                                                                                                                                               while enjoying delicious food and drink.   er five years. !

                                                                   35th—1972 Ann M. Bajart                    pus. We saw many friends from among
                                                                   Beautiful weather greeted returning        the faculty and other classes. Our class
                                                                   classmates and the buildings and           picture included Genevieve Gallico, age
                                                                   grounds of HMS were in excellent con-      two. She is clearly a leader and good
                                                                   dition. Thursday evening we returned       politician, rising to the top at an early
                                                                   to the third-floor atrium of Building A,   age. Our soiree was held at the elegant
                                                                   now known as Gordon Hall, where we         Chilton Club in Boston’s Back Bay. Our
                                                                   had studied radiology as second-year       class was decorous yet engaged in lively
                                                                   students. The atrium has been beauti-      conversation and fun.
                                                                   fully transformed into offices and has a      Saturday was not kind weather-wise.
                                                                   central area conducive to cocktail par-    We visited the Institute of Contempo-
                                                                   ties and social exchanges. Fifty attend-   rary Art, which is new on the Boston
                                                                   ed the party in the atrium, coming from    skyline since our last reunion and right
                                                                   as far as California, Oregon, Washing-     on the harbor. The USS Constitution gave
                                                                   ton State, and Florida. We busily stud-    us a seven-gun salute as it sailed into
                                                                   ied one another to see how time and        Boston Harbor docked in Charlestown.
                                                                   fortune had affected us. All in all,       We ended the reunion with a sponta-
                                                                   everyone has come through reasonably       neous luncheon at the No Name
                                                                   intact in spirit.                          Restaurant in Boston, which has
                                                                      Friday, Alumni Day, was sunny and       enlarged its space but kept its fair
                                                                   comfortably warm, allowing ample           prices and good food. We’re already
                                                                   opportunity to wander around the cam-      anticipating our next reunion. !

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                                                                   25th—1982 Vicki Heller
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                                                                                                                therapy—proton therapy, which pro-
                                                                   Our 25th reunion has come and gone, and      vides highly focused treatment. David
                                                                   the verdict is that it was an unequivocal    Mark gave us an inside view of the Journal
                                                                   success. The reunion kicked off on Thurs-    of the American Medical Association. And
                                                                   day with a day-long class symposium,         Evelyn Rodriguez described her career
                                                                   with 17 speakers sharing their career and    inside the Food and Drug Administra-
                                                                   personal experiences and perspectives.       tion and the Centers for Disease Control
                                                                   The theme of the symposium was “Inspi-       and Prevention.
                                                                   ration, After 25 Years,” and the speakers       In the clinical segment, Jim O’Connell
                                                                   rose to the challenge. The first segment     received a standing ovation for his out-
                                                                   was devoted to scientific advances. David    standing work providing health care to
                                                                   Page shared his groundbreaking work          Boston’s homeless community. Mike
                                                                   advancing knowledge of the Y chromo-         Glafkides presented his reconstructive
                                                                   some. Mike Mendelsohn updated us on          work in women after breast cancer
                                                                   the status of estrogen and cardiovascular    surgery. Bob Yancey gave us an exhilarat-
                                                                   disease. Gil Martinez presented data         ing slide show of his medical travels to the
                                                                   showing that brain imaging could be used     Far East as an orthopedic surgeon and
                                                                   to expand the indications for thrombolyt-    educator. Abraham “Bamie” Morgentaler
                                                                   ic stroke therapy. Roger Macklis             described his work challenging the notion
                                                                   described new strategies for radioprotec-    that testosterone increases risk of
                                                                   tion in cases of terrorism. And Kent Yucel   prostate cancer.
                                                                   described the remarkable developments           In the final section, titled “Personal
                                                                   in vascular imaging.                         Choices and Experiences,” we heard
                                                                      The next section focused on institu-      about Tal Lassiter’s challenges as a single
                                                                   tional perspectives. DeWayne Pursley         father of three children after the death of
                                                                   reviewed the challenges of neonatal care,    his wife from breast cancer, Rich Clark’s                           20th—1987 Eliza Menninger                         The clambake and lobster fest the next
                                                                   particularly for low-birthweight infants.    passion for tree farming, and Cynthia                               If the 20th reunion turnout is any indica-     day at Eliza’s house provided a wonderful-
                                                                   Tom DeLaney treated us to a description      Reyes’ personal journey from Harlem to                              tor for that of the 25th, the Class of 1987    ly intimate setting for further remem-
                                                                   of the latest, greatest form of radiation    Harvard. And I spoke on surviving cancer                            is heading for a record. The reunion           brances, reconnections among classmates,
                                                                                                                of the tongue.                                                      began with a healthy crowd for the Fri-        and tales of meeting spouses and surviving
                                                                                                                   That evening, we ate a delicious dinner                          day picture. Jack Arbiser was handing          residency. The weather was predictable—
                                                                                                                in the rotunda of the New Research Build-                           out preprints finally proving the exis-        rain showers for a pool party, but kids
                                                                                                                ing. The entertainment was a viewing of                             tence of the Arbiser granule (okay, it goes    always swim. Rick Born, having never
                                                                                                                our second year show, preserved on DVD                              by a different name—honokiol—but he            truly aged, was one of the first in the pool.
                                                                                                                by David Mark.                                                      was excited nonetheless). The group               As usual, there was more than enough
                                                                                                                   The next day, our class president,                               cheered Paul Sax for receiving the Thorn       food: Paul Wood carried home an extra
                                                                                                                Harry Bigham, presented our gift to HMS,                            Teaching Award from the residents at           lobster (or two!). Rick Locke received
                                                                                                                totaling more than $100,000. This gift will                         Brigham and Women’s Hospital.                  the award for being the out-of-state
                                                                                                                fund a fellowship in medical outreach                                   The festivities moved to the Tavern Club   classmate who has comes to every
                                                                                                                under the supervision of Jim O’Connell.                             in Boston Friday night, where 60 gathered      reunion so far. That being said, the most
                                                                                                                At dinner that night at the Harvard Facul-                          to regale each other with stories past and     frequently asked question was “Where is
                                                                                                                ty Club in Cambridge, we were treated to                            present. James Baker offered a blessing,       Eric Libby?” Beau James Toy, our Las
                                                                                                                a slide show of current and past photos of                          during which we remembered Marlon              Vegas representative, said it best, “I love
                                                                                                                our classmates.                                                     Sellers, Ruthanne Simmons, and Scott           the fact everyone is as crazy as I recall, if
                                                                                                                   Reunion events ended the following                               Thaler, classmates who are no longer with      not more so.” John Hiehle and family
                                                                                                                day with a picnic at the home of Menno                              us. Afterward, we enjoyed a hearty meal        won a huge care package in Eliza’s “no
                                                                                                                and Judy Verhave. Everyone had a won-                               (approved by Chris O’Donnell, our Fram-        article of clothing left behind” policy
                                                                                                                derful time despite the rain. Thank good-                           ingham Heart Study expert). Rob Glass-         (keeping track of three kids and their
                                                                                                                ness for the tent.                                                  man made a toast to the reunion commit-        GSE, or group support equipment, while
                                                                                                                   It was a wonderful few days of catch-                            tee. After dinner, Kalon Ho set up a view-     having fun is always a challenge). The
                                                                                                                ing up with old friends; becoming                                   ing of our second year show, “Trivial Pur-     turnout was a great showing of all spe-
                                                                                                                inspired by the lives, experiences, and                             suits, The Medical Edition,” which he had      cialties, demonstrating that we are an
                                                                                                                struggles of our classmates; and feeling                            converted to DVD from a videotape Eliza        equal opportunity event.
                                                                                                                proud to be part of such a diverse, accom-                          Menninger had dug up. The video was a             Thanks to all who came and made the
                                                                                                                plished, and fine group of individuals. We                          hoot. Everyone agreed Tim Koritz made a        event memorable. Make your reservations
                                                                                                                look forward to seeing everyone at our                              perfect Lynne Reid (Queen of Respiratory),     now for our 25th—like a good wine, our
                                                                                                                next reunion in 2012. !                                             and Paul Liu was a great David Ryugo.          class becomes classier with age. !

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  15th—1992 Timothy Ferris
  The 15th reunion class gathered for two
  events. We convened on Friday night at
  Mamma Maria in the North End. The 13
  class members, all dressed up and accompa-
                                                                   for a picnic at David Keiff’s house in Newton
                                                                   (thank you, David and Lauren). The pouring
                                                                   rain did not deter the children from climbing
                                                                   over the rocks and under bushes in the Keiffs’
                                                                   yard while the grown-ups compared elemen-
                                                                                                                                        91                         5th—2002 Ian Dunn
                                                                                                                                                                   For our 5th reunion, the Class of 2002 had a small
                                                                                                                                                                   but elegant gathering at the downtown Harvard
                                                                                                                                                                   Club. Carolyn Kloek and I—who were married
                                                                                                                                                                   in August—were joined by Shafali Jeste with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carolyn was again taking an opportunity to rub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it in that she had just finished her residency at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our mini-reunion was also a chance to hear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          about classmates who couldn’t make the event.
  nied by assorted loved ones, washed down                         tary school pedagogies and home television-                                                     Richard and little Nischal, Florencia Halperin,        Eric Fynn-Thompson is considering opening a
  the fig, Gorgonzola, and prosciutto starter                      watching policies.                                                                              Franc Rubio, Anjali Kaimal, Suzie Brown, Pat           boutique plastic surgery practice in Florida’s
  with some Chianti Classico. The evening                             The afternoon                                                                                Yachimski and his wife, Trish Oglesby and her          South Beach, not to anyone’s surprise; Ross Blank
  was a great mix of food and conversation                         included      round                                                                             husband, and Joanna Wykrzykowska as the lone           was abroad during the reunion; and Yi-Bin Chen
  as we reconnected (or connected for the                          robin ping-pong,                                                                                Health Sciences and Technology representative.         was just starting his tenure as a chief resident in
  first time). The conversations mostly cen-                       coloring, hide and                                                                                  It was terrific to hear how well everyone is       internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hos-
  tered on the different roads taken since                         seek, and a food                                                                                doing, although we did realize that, for the most      pital. Andy Ellner reminded us that life could be
  medical school.                                                  fight. It really is                                                                             part, we are still in some form of training! Franc     worse: He was on night-float for Brigham and
     The diversity of careers and lives was                        impressive how 30-                                                                              and I commiserated as the only ones present still      Women’s Hospital that evening (he apparently
  remarkable. Many of us no longer see patients                    odd kids from                                                                                   toiling in residency, with Franc reminding us that     loves taking call). Jose Mora was on call as well, as
  and have pursued careers in industry, research,                  across the country                                                                              he’ll be finished first. We believe Franc’s comrade    was Mark Bisanzo. Bruce Stewart was studying
  or administration. Others continue to see                        can come together                                                                               Eric Fynn-Thompson was in Boston that evening,         for the radiology boards, and Bill Meehan’s long
  patients as surgeons, specialists, and primary                   and within min-                                                                                 but deigned to consider a brief cell phone call        spa weekend kept him from our dinner.
  care doctors. We could tell the evening was                      utes be playing                                                                                 attendance enough. Everyone else appeared                  We had a great time hearing the latest in every-
  going well when, as the volume at our table                      together like old                                                                               poised to land spectacular positions, and we were      one’s lives and in trying to come up with a catchy
  rose, diners at other tables kept looking jeal-                  pals. Maybe they                                                                                all enthralled by Trish’s and Carolyn’s tales of how   name for the revamped curriculum. We don’t
  ously in our direction.                                          were simply taking                                                                              the other half (attendings) live. The rest of us       think “Newer Pathway” will catch on. We look
     On Saturday we had the great good fortune                     their cue from their                                                                            agreed that being attendings does, indeed, seem        forward to our 10th reunion, at which time every-
  to gather 22 classmates and innumerable kids                     parents. !                                                                                      superior to being residents or fellows. I claimed      one except me should be finished with residency. !

                                                                     10th—1997 Jacqueline Suk Danik                 Walk restaurant in Brookline that              DVD of our second year show. Children
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                                                                     handful of classmates make it to the
                                                                                                                    night. We talked of the different cities
                                                                                                                    we have decided to call home and
                                                                                                                                                                   settled in to eat peanut butter sand-
                                                                                                                                                                   wiches and watch their parents, ten
                                                                     tenth year reunion because of the              shared stories of diving into academic         years younger, try to be musical about
                                                                     demands of completing training, estab-         careers, starting up companies, and try-       their first two years of medical school.
                                                                     lishing academic careers, joining prac-        ing to sleep-train little ones. Some brave        It turned out that Alison Lux, before
                                                                     tices, and juggling young families. All        souls who entered careers in cardiac           boarding the plane in Milwaukee with
                                                                     these factors were indeed true of the          surgery were still in training.                her two toddlers, had packed outdoor
                                                                     Class of ’97, except for the size of the          Saturday morning it drizzled rain.          toys. So when the rain cleared, we
                                                                     group who managed to attend. Thirty-           The Vanderbilt Hall foyer was filled           opened up the glass doors to the court-
                                                                     eight classmates brought their spouses,        with first-year medical students mov-          yard, cleared the patio tables and chairs,
                                                                     children, and significant others to Boston     ing out their futons, books, and cooking       and had the children play outside. Long
                                                                     from Canada, California, Texas, Michi-         utensils when our classmates and their         discussions of, if not medicine, at least
                                                                     gan, Oregon, and North Carolina to name        families arrived for the class picnic. A       child rearing, occurred among some
                                                                     a few of the more distant locales.             few first-years asked why so many chil-        classmates.
                                                                        We were the last class to be called to      dren were suddenly running around                 The weekend passed quickly. We
                                                                     the steps on the Quad for photographs          Vanderbilt Hall: The 42 adults had             returned to our lives: to government
                                                                     on the warm Friday afternoon. A dozen          brought along 41 children.                     oversight groups, to orthopedics prac-
                                                                     or so of us stayed a while, because many          As the children arrived via car and         tices, to emergency rooms, to biotech
                                                                     had not seen each other since gradua-          stroller, some only a few weeks old, the       companies, to hospitals and research
                                                                     tion. Some whipped out digital cameras         small Deanery began to look like a dubi-       centers, and to homes with kids who
                                                                     to take unofficial photographs. Many           ous choice for housing the energetic           have more energy than most of us after
                                                                     could not believe that ten years had           youngsters. Luckily, their efforts to          all this training. It is conceivable that
                                                                     passed since we crossed the Quad daily         climb the furniture in the newly reno-         when we reconvene as a group at our
                                                                     en route to class.                             vated space were thwarted somewhat             15th, we won’t be as busy. Somehow,
                                                                        Thirty classmates and their guests          by Mitchell Ross, who had remembered           though, knowing our class, that seems
                                                                     took over a large portion of the Elephant      to bring with him from Arizona his             unlikely. !

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