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By DANIEL S. GREENBERG | March 8, 1994
Washington. -- Among the puzzlements of the moment is the record-breaking rush to get into medical school.With over 43,000 applications on file for admission next fall, the queue is up by 7 percent over last year's level, according to the official scorekeeper, the Association of American Medical Schools. As recently as 1989, fewer than 28,000 applied for admission.Since the number of medical schools in the United States has remained constant at 126 for many years, the competition for entry has heated up for the annual allotment of about 16,000 freshman slots.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1997
A Timonium doctor whose office was raided by federal agents investigating his use of cyberspace in prescribing fen-phen to people he never met says he is tired of "being treated like a Colombia drug lord" and may move his practice out of the Baltimore area."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
Two years after a Maryland doctor lost his medical license for using a controversial treatment for autistic patients, the state Board of Physicians has suspended his business partner for allegedly writing the same dangerous prescription for several patients. The board suspended John L. Young's license to practice medicine in the state Feb. 13. On Feb. 21, Young resigned from his post on the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents, citing a desire to "devote more time to other activities.
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April 12, 2006
Dr. Ralph Weber, a cardiologist who practiced at area hospitals for more than 50 years, died of cancer Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Pikesville resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Park Avenue in Reservoir Hill, he attended the Robert E. Lee Junior High School No. 49 and was a 1945 City College graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and completed his medical education at the Temple University School of Medicine.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | January 18, 2007
Dr. Jeannette R. "Jeff" Heghinian, a retired physician who drove to house calls in colorful convertibles during nearly five decades of medical practice, died of pneumonia Saturday at Genesis ElderCare Hamilton Center. The Mount Washington resident was 97. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she could recall marching alongside her schoolteacher mother in women's right-to-vote rallies in New York. She moved to Baltimore's Rusk Avenue with her parents and was a 1927 graduate of Western High School. She determined to become a physician while recovering from a childhood case of scarlet fever, a condition that left her with a heart murmur.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | July 23, 1993
PRINCE FREDERICK -- Acquitted seven months ago in Circuit Court of illegally prescribing narcotics, Dr. George J. Weems is making a fresh start. At nearly 83 years old.There are boxes yet to be unpacked in the new office, and the word of his return is still filtering through his circle of loyal patients. But the family medical practice that began in 1938, when Dr. Weems called on patients on the back roads of rural Calvert County in a black Plymouth coupe, has resumed.A year after surrendering his state medical license in the wake of charges that he illegally prescribed controlled painkillers and an amphetamine to undercover police, Dr. Weems recovered his license in June.
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By Scott Higham and Eric Siegel and Scott Higham and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1996
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's wife is president of an eye-care practice that has received more than $2.2 million from a nonprofit group that has a city contract to treat tens of thousands of elderly Medicare patients in Baltimore, records show.The mayor has disqualified himself from any decisions involving the nonprofit group. He also has received a city ethics opinion finding no conflict of interest with Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke doing business with the group.Discussions of Dr. Schmoke's involvement in the contract surfaced during a City Council meeting in May, when city Health Department officials proposed transferring a city-owned building to the nonprofit group in exchange for $1.Asked about his wife's relationship with the group, Schmoke said: "I'm not troubled by this at all."
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1998
Dr. Claude D. Hill Jr., a Baltimore physician who practiced obstetrics and gynecology and delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 40-year medical career, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of undetermined causes.Dr. Hill, 74, a resident of the Ashburton community for most of his medical career, also was a former president of the medical staffs at Bon Secours and the old Provident hospitals. He also served briefly in 1987 on the City Council from the 4th District.Dr. Hill had offices in West Baltimore and Turners Station in eastern Baltimore County from 1957 until he retired from private practice in 1990.
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By Michael James and Joan Jacobson and Michael James and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
No one has stopped Baltimore's "telemedicine man." Not the federal agents who raided his offices, not the state physicians' -- board that has subpoenaed his records, not the former patients who claim he is a reckless doctor loose on the Internet.Eleven months after the widely publicized raid that appeared to end Dr. Pietr Hitzig's medical practice, the resilient and computer-savvy doctor is still online and running a downtown Baltimore treatment center.He has no examining room, no stethoscope, no lab coat.
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By Daniel S. Greenberg | September 9, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect anything but a hemorrhage at the Treasury from that new program to counter the doctor surplus by paying hospitals to reduce the number of residency slots for the final phase of medical training.Reminiscent of the agricultural-support schemes that paid farmers for not growing crops, the medical plan was inspired by pTC an immutable law of American medical practice: More doctors mean more medical spending, despite the penny-pinching tactics of managed care. So, stop them before they can start hustling patients, the Washington strategists concluded.
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