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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 17, 2009
Ernest Owen Brown, a retired Baltimore surgeon who was one of the early African-American graduates of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died of heart failure June 8 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 81. Born in Baltimore, one of 11 children of a longshoreman, Dr. Brown settled in Severna Park with his family. In an unpublished biographical sketch, Dr. Brown wrote that the first school he attended was Pumphrey Elementary School. "It was a two-room clapboard and shaker shingle structure with outdoor privies."
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was 70. Sheila Blumstein, a professor of cognitive linguistics and psychological sciences at Brown University, called her colleague and friend a force in the fields of aphasia and neuroscience. "We have yet to truly understand aphasia and the reasons behind it, but we've come a long way, and Rita was part of the reason we've come a long way," Dr. Blumstein said.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was 70. Sheila Blumstein, a professor of cognitive linguistics and psychological sciences at Brown University, called her colleague and friend a force in the fields of aphasia and neuroscience. "We have yet to truly understand aphasia and the reasons behind it, but we've come a long way, and Rita was part of the reason we've come a long way," Dr. Blumstein said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former longtime Timonium resident was 83. "Harry was very devoted to the well-being of his patients and he was always looking for a reason why an illness was happening. He was devoted to detail," said Dr. Bernard S. Karpers Jr., a Baltimore internist.
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December 2, 1995
Dr. Thomas B. Connor: A professorship fund at the University of Maryland Medical School was established in Dr. Connor's honor, not, as yesterday's obituary incorrectly reported, in his deceased brother's memory.
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September 19, 1990
Dr. Wilfred H. Townshend Jr., 74, who practiced internal medicine in Baltimore for 45 years, died Saturday at his home in Brooklandville.A memorial service was held yesterday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Paul and 20th streets.Besides maintaining his own practice, Dr. Townshend served as director of the Student Health Office on the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland for many years before retiring from that post in 1971.Also, he had been a consultant at the Springfield State Hospital and was the physician on call for several hotels in the 1950s and 1960s.
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January 22, 1992
Dr. William D. Tigertt, a retired brigadier general in the Army Medical Corps and a professor at the University of Maryland Medical School, where he was director of the clinical laboratories, died Sunday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington after a heart attack a week earlier.Dr. Tigertt was 76 and lived in the 2 Charles Center Apartments.Services for Dr. Tigertt were being held today at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.He joined the Maryland faculty as professor of medicine, professor of pathology and associate chairman of the department of pathology in 1972 after he retired from the Army.
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December 2, 1991
Dr. Theodore J. Graziano, who practiced medicine locally for more than 40 years, died of cancer Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice.A mass of Christian burial is to be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.Dr. Graziano, 77, a Baltimore native and graduate of Forest Park High School, lived much of his adult life in Towson.He attended Johns Hopkins University, where he was captain of the football and track teams and listed in "Who's Who in American Universities."
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August 12, 2004
On August 10, 2004, FELIX PIERPONT HEALD, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, beloved husband of Mary Sutton Heald; devoted father of Anne, Deborah, Chris, Jennifer and Wendy and stepfather to Parker and Jay. Dr. Heald is also survived by grandchildren Chris, Juliet, Drew, Bo, Haley, Samantha, Emory and Connor. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years Jean Truslow Heald. Dr. Heald was a pioneer of the field of adolescent medicine. Heald was Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's National Medical Center, and President of the Society of Adolescent Medicine.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 4, 1997
Four of Maryland's federal elected officials have asked the government to call in outside help to investigate the mysterious problems that sent dozens of people to the hospital during the past few weeks at the George H. Fallon Federal Building.The letter signed by the four Democrats -- U.S. Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, 3rd District Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and 7th District Rep. Elijah E. Cummings -- also asks the building's federal landlord, the General Services Administration, to tap local experts in occupational and environmental medicine from the University of Maryland Medical School and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
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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 Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun construction of a $200 million proton center that will bring the latest in cancer treatment to the region and double investment in the University of Maryland's growing BioPark in West Baltimore. University officials will join state and local officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, for an official groundbreaking Tuesday at the site of the 110,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to treat 2,000 cancer patients a year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 22, 2010
Dr. Albert Shapiro, a retired Baltimore dermatologist and a former longtime Pikesville resident, died March 12 in his sleep at the Noreen McKeen Residences in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 96. Dr. Shapiro, the son of a businessman and a homemaker, was born in Somerville, Mass., and spent his early years in nearby Chelsea. In 1921 he moved with his family to Baltimore, where he graduated from City College in 1931. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1937 and completed postgraduate training in dermatology at New York University's Skin and Cancer College.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 17, 2009
Ernest Owen Brown, a retired Baltimore surgeon who was one of the early African-American graduates of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died of heart failure June 8 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 81. Born in Baltimore, one of 11 children of a longshoreman, Dr. Brown settled in Severna Park with his family. In an unpublished biographical sketch, Dr. Brown wrote that the first school he attended was Pumphrey Elementary School. "It was a two-room clapboard and shaker shingle structure with outdoor privies."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | November 13, 2007
Dr. Beatrice L. "Bea" Selvin, former clinical director of the department of anesthesiology at what is now University of Maryland Medical Center and professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Nov. 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 85. Dr. Selvin, who used her maiden name professionally, was born and raised in Hartford, Conn. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1941 and her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1945.
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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 22, 2010
Dr. Albert Shapiro, a retired Baltimore dermatologist and a former longtime Pikesville resident, died March 12 in his sleep at the Noreen McKeen Residences in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 96. Dr. Shapiro, the son of a businessman and a homemaker, was born in Somerville, Mass., and spent his early years in nearby Chelsea. In 1921 he moved with his family to Baltimore, where he graduated from City College in 1931. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1937 and completed postgraduate training in dermatology at New York University's Skin and Cancer College.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2005
Dr. John O. Sharrett, a retired neurosurgeon who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died of complications from a stroke Nov. 5 at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Shrewsbury, Pa. He was 82. Dr. Sharrett was born and raised in Cumberland and attended the University of Virginia. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a fighter pilot. He attained the rank of lieutenant and spent the war years stateside as a P-51 Mustang fighter and gunnery instructor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | May 9, 2007
Dr. Edwin H. Stewart, a retired Baltimore surgeon and longtime Homeland resident, died of a bacterial infection Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 90. Dr. Stewart was born in Baltimore and raised on Rosebank Avenue in North Baltimore. He was a 1934 graduate of City College and earned his bachelor's degree in 1939 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before attending medical school, Dr. Stewart worked in the laboratory of Dr. Nicholson J. Eastman, a professor of obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a birth control advocate who conducted pioneering research into in vitro fertilization.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2005
Dr. John O. Sharrett, a retired neurosurgeon who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died of complications from a stroke Nov. 5 at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Shrewsbury, Pa. He was 82. Dr. Sharrett was born and raised in Cumberland and attended the University of Virginia. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a fighter pilot. He attained the rank of lieutenant and spent the war years stateside as a P-51 Mustang fighter and gunnery instructor.
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