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By Karen Masterson and Karen Masterson,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1997
Dr. Robert M. Barnett, an expert in gynecology for older women who was known for his pioneering work in developing telescopic techniques, died of a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Timonium. He was 66.The former head of obstetrics and gynecology at Harbor Hospital Center in South Baltimore treated more than 5,000 patients during his 29-year career at the hospital. His work in telescopics is credited with reducing the need for abdominal surgery.Several patients remember him as a great friend.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Dr. Theodore Kardash, an obstetrician-gynecologist who had been head of gynecologic services at Maryland General Hospital and whose accomplishments as a physician were the pride of his Russian immigrant parents, died April 9 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County after complications from leg surgery. He was 96. "He said he would make it to his 96th birthday, and he did," said his daughter, Linda Armiger of Solomons. "It was Easter weekend and we had all the family.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | June 8, 2007
A former physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was found dead Sunday in her Laredo, Texas, swimming pool, a death that police are investigating as a possible homicide. Dr. Marissa Christine Keene, 40, who worked as a staff physician at the Towson hospital from 2000 to 2006, drowned, police said. Joe Baeza, a spokesman for the Laredo Police Department, said yesterday the death has not been officially ruled a homicide, but that investigators are continuing to examine her residence and backyard.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2012
Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr., a retired Baltimore gynecologist whose specialty was female urology, died March 4 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former longtime Towson resident who was residing at Oak Crest Village, was 89. The son of a Lutheran minister and a homemaker, Raymond Law Markley Jr., was born in Chambersburg, Pa. When he was a teenager, he moved with his family to Lynchburg, Va., when his father was assigned to a church in the city. They later moved in 1936 to Greencastle, Pa., where he graduated in 1939 from Greencastle High School.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1998
Dr. Fitzpatrick Wilson, who headed the obstetrics and gynecology department at the former Provident Hospital, died June 25 of a blood infection and renal failure at Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home Inc. downtown.Dr. Wilson, 69, who lived in Owings Mills and West Baltimore during his career, was chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Provident from 1972 to 1977. He operated a private medical practice in the 5600 block of Park Heights Ave. from 1977 to 1988.A native of Trinidad, Dr. Wilson moved to New York as a teen-ager and graduated from City College of New York in 1953.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 26, 2010
Dr. Everett Schnepfe Diggs, a retired gynecologist who later was chief of staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died from heart failure Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 96. Dr. Diggs, the son of a schoolteacher and the secretary and treasurer of the Stieff Piano Co., was born in Baltimore and reared on Erdman Avenue. After graduating from City College, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Diggs was a 1937 graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School and completed a residency in gynecology and female urology in 1941 at the University of Maryland Medical School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
Emma Carroll Diggs, a homemaker and volunteer, died Nov. 2 of a stroke at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. She was 97. Emma Carroll Gibbs was born in Danville, Ky., and raised in Adelphia. After graduation from high school, she earned a degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland, College Park. During World War II, Mrs. Diggs, who was known as Emma Carroll, worked in the archives of the National Geographic Society in Washington. In 1942, she married Dr. Everett S. Diggs, a gynecologist, who later established the gynecology and urology divisions at the old Hospital for Women of Maryland on Bolton Hill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2012
Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr., a retired Baltimore gynecologist whose specialty was female urology, died March 4 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former longtime Towson resident who was residing at Oak Crest Village, was 89. The son of a Lutheran minister and a homemaker, Raymond Law Markley Jr., was born in Chambersburg, Pa. When he was a teenager, he moved with his family to Lynchburg, Va., when his father was assigned to a church in the city. They later moved in 1936 to Greencastle, Pa., where he graduated in 1939 from Greencastle High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 8, 2010
Dr. Edward Henderson Richardson Jr., a retired gynecologist and women's urologist who was an accomplished photographer, died Thursday of pneumonia at his home in Roland Park Place. The longtime Ruxton resident was 98. Dr. Richardson, who was the son of a gynecologist and a homemaker, was raised at 9 E. Chase St., which eventually became his office, and moved in 1925 with his family to Guilford. After graduating in 1930 from Gilman School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1934.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 29, 2010
Dr. William P. Englehart, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered the nation's fourth "test tube baby" nearly 30 years ago, died Sept. 22 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former resident of Phoenix in Baltimore County was 90. "The patients loved the ground that man walked on. They always came first. His patients and physicians who studied under him will long remember Bill Englehart," said Dr. Ronald G. Peterson, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who had been a partner in Dr. Englehart's practice.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
Emma Carroll Diggs, a homemaker and volunteer, died Nov. 2 of a stroke at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. She was 97. Emma Carroll Gibbs was born in Danville, Ky., and raised in Adelphia. After graduation from high school, she earned a degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland, College Park. During World War II, Mrs. Diggs, who was known as Emma Carroll, worked in the archives of the National Geographic Society in Washington. In 1942, she married Dr. Everett S. Diggs, a gynecologist, who later established the gynecology and urology divisions at the old Hospital for Women of Maryland on Bolton Hill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 8, 2010
Dr. Edward Henderson Richardson Jr., a retired gynecologist and women's urologist who was an accomplished photographer, died Thursday of pneumonia at his home in Roland Park Place. The longtime Ruxton resident was 98. Dr. Richardson, who was the son of a gynecologist and a homemaker, was raised at 9 E. Chase St., which eventually became his office, and moved in 1925 with his family to Guilford. After graduating in 1930 from Gilman School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1934.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 29, 2010
Dr. William P. Englehart, a retired Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist who delivered the nation's fourth "test tube baby" nearly 30 years ago, died Sept. 22 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former resident of Phoenix in Baltimore County was 90. "The patients loved the ground that man walked on. They always came first. His patients and physicians who studied under him will long remember Bill Englehart," said Dr. Ronald G. Peterson, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who had been a partner in Dr. Englehart's practice.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 26, 2010
Dr. Everett Schnepfe Diggs, a retired gynecologist who later was chief of staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died from heart failure Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 96. Dr. Diggs, the son of a schoolteacher and the secretary and treasurer of the Stieff Piano Co., was born in Baltimore and reared on Erdman Avenue. After graduating from City College, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Diggs was a 1937 graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School and completed a residency in gynecology and female urology in 1941 at the University of Maryland Medical School.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | November 12, 2007
Dr. Umberto VillaSanta, an expert in gynecology and related fields, died of cancer Thursday at his Norwood Heights home. He was 80. From 1962 until his retirement in 1987, he was the director of the division of gynecologic oncology at the University of Maryland Medical School. In addition to treating patients and teaching at the school and hospital, he conducted research. He was the author of more than 60 papers published in medical journals. His fields included long-term studies of varying treatment methods for cervical cancer and the value of different diagnostic techniques for cervical malignancies.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | June 8, 2007
A former physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was found dead Sunday in her Laredo, Texas, swimming pool, a death that police are investigating as a possible homicide. Dr. Marissa Christine Keene, 40, who worked as a staff physician at the Towson hospital from 2000 to 2006, drowned, police said. Joe Baeza, a spokesman for the Laredo Police Department, said yesterday the death has not been officially ruled a homicide, but that investigators are continuing to examine her residence and backyard.
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