May 15, 1995
Stacey Gaskin's life is filled with scalpels, blood and antiseptic scrub. It also is rich in frilly dresses, painted nails and shiny patent leather shoes.The balancing act feels perfectly natural to Ms. Gaskin, an operating room assistant at Anne Arundel Medical Center and owner of a modeling school for low-income children in Annapolis.Yesterday, Ms. Gaskin left her blue scrubs at home and donned fancy clothes for her fifth annual Mother's Day fashion show, at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
November 19, 2008
Dr. James Russo, a retired anesthesiologist who established the department of anesthesiology at what is now Mercy Medical Center, died Saturday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 91. Dr. Russo, the son of an immigrant Italian grocer, was born and raised in Norristown, Pa. He was a 1935 graduate of Norristown High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College in 1939. "He had a brother who was 18 years older who had gone to medical school, and he wanted to follow in his footsteps," said a daughter, Elena R. Trentalange of Glen Arm. After earning his medical degree in 1943 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed an internship at what is now Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., and an internship in anesthesia at the Lahey Clinic in Boston.
August 29, 1991
Financially strapped Kirschner Medical Corp. received a lift from Maryland National Bank in the form of an agreement to restructure $17.3 million in debt, Kirschner said yesterday.Arrangements were also made to link a $12 million line of credit to inventory and receivables, according to Dr. C. Scott Harrison, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer."Kirschner had a large amount of debt that was demand debt, which means that it could be called at any time," Dr. Harrison said.
September 26, 1994
There were many milestones in Dr. James D. Michelson's medical career: graduation from medical school, residency, that first operation, the day he got to pick the music. . . .The day he got to pick the music? Absolutely.In the hierarchical world of the operating room, the attending surgeon selects the music that his medical team listens to during surgery. This long-held perk has taken on even more significance in the wake of a study published last week that found surgeons work better when they work to music they love.
April 24, 2014
I read with interest Susan Reimer 's April 21st column: "A gender gap in confidence," expressing concern about women's lack of confidence. In the 1960s and early 1970s, very few women went to medical school. Our 1969 graduating class at the University of Maryland School of Medicine included six women out of 125 graduates. Nevertheless the following incident occurred to the first woman surgical resident at a major hospital. The first day, when she showed up in the Operating Room anteroom to undress and gown, she was confronted with two doors: "Doctors" and "Nurses.
April 15, 2013
I have followed Dr. Ben Carson's accomplishments over the years and watched as he has saved lives. In the quiet of an operating room, he saved children's lives with no regard of race, creed or gender. If it was any one of these people's children he saved, would they be barking about him right now ("Dr. Ben Carson steps down as speaker at Hopkins graduation," April 11)? Or would they stand up for him because he believes in something they don't? Dr. Carson says what he believes in. I never heard him say everyone else must believe in it also.