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December 11, 2008
On December 9, 2008 Dr. Jacques "Jack" R. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26) on Friday from 7-9P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 10:00A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins University-College of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard Myrton Gaines was born in Baltimore and raised on Darnall Road in Ruxton. After attending Boys' Latin School for seven years, Dr. Gaines graduated in 1945 from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and he earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 1948.
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June 29, 2003
DR. JOHN FISHER BENSON, M.D. of High Point, N.C. died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 returning from the beach where he had been celebrating his 80th birthday with his children and grandchildren. Dr. Benson was a retired specialist in Rheumatology. After earning a B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1945, where he also completed medical school in 1947, he married the late Alene Bradley Benson in 1948. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, he opened the High Point Rheumatology Clinic in 1955.
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December 11, 2008
On December 9, 2008 Dr. Jacques "Jack" R. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26) on Friday from 7-9P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 10:00A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins University-College of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology.
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October 9, 1994
Dr. James M. SowaStudied lupus, arthritisDr. James M. Sowa, a Towson rheumatologist, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack. He was 56.Dr. Sowa began practicing internal medicine and rheumatology, but eventually restricted his practice to the latter field. He was especially interested in lupus and arthritis research. He practiced at Union Memorial, Children's, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph and the old City hospitals and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.He was a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the Maryland Society for Rheumatic Diseases, among other professional affiliations.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,sun reporter | July 13, 2007
For the 17th year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital is No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's best hospitals. The magazine's annual rankings, released today, put the East Baltimore institution first in four specialties: ear, nose and throat; gynecology; rheumatology and urology. Hopkins ranked second in geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery and psychiatry, while Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute ranked second in ophthalmology. Hopkins hospital also earned high marks in specialties such as cancer, digestive diseases, endocrinology, kidney disease, respiratory disorders, and heart and heart surgery.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2005
Dr. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, a retired rheumatologist and a member of the storied Merrill's Marauders who operated in the Burmese jungle during World War II, died Friday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center after an illness from chronic pulmonary and congestive heart disease. Dr. Kolodny was 87 and had lived for 37 years in Green Spring Valley. He moved to a daughter's home in Glen Arm in 1999. Born in Norfolk, Va., Dr. Kolodny earned his medical degree in 1941 from the University of Virginia.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard Myrton Gaines was born in Baltimore and raised on Darnall Road in Ruxton. After attending Boys' Latin School for seven years, Dr. Gaines graduated in 1945 from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and he earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 1948.
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December 15, 1991
A memorial service for Joan D. Sutton, who taught in the Johns Hopkins nursing and medical schools and was an expert on the care of rheumatology patients, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hurd Hall in the Johns Hopkins Hospital.Ms. Sutton, who was 51, died Dec. 6 of cancer at her home on Woodson Road.In addition to her faculty posts at the two schools, she was a clinical specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Good Samaritan Hospital and also taught students at the University of Maryland Nursing School.
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September 3, 1997
One of the top officials who have guided the Johns Hopkins Health System into managed care is leaving to lead the University of Texas Medical Branch.Dr. John D. Stobo, who has done extensive research in immunology and rheumatology, has held several positions at Hopkins since 1985, including director of the department of medicine. In 1994, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins HealthCare.He assumes his new position Oct. 1. The University of Texas Medical Branch includes eight hospitals and two institutes.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,sun reporter | July 13, 2007
For the 17th year in a row, Johns Hopkins Hospital is No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's best hospitals. The magazine's annual rankings, released today, put the East Baltimore institution first in four specialties: ear, nose and throat; gynecology; rheumatology and urology. Hopkins ranked second in geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery and psychiatry, while Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute ranked second in ophthalmology. Hopkins hospital also earned high marks in specialties such as cancer, digestive diseases, endocrinology, kidney disease, respiratory disorders, and heart and heart surgery.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2005
Dr. Abraham Lewis Kolodny, a retired rheumatologist and a member of the storied Merrill's Marauders who operated in the Burmese jungle during World War II, died Friday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center after an illness from chronic pulmonary and congestive heart disease. Dr. Kolodny was 87 and had lived for 37 years in Green Spring Valley. He moved to a daughter's home in Glen Arm in 1999. Born in Norfolk, Va., Dr. Kolodny earned his medical degree in 1941 from the University of Virginia.
NEWS
June 29, 2003
DR. JOHN FISHER BENSON, M.D. of High Point, N.C. died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 returning from the beach where he had been celebrating his 80th birthday with his children and grandchildren. Dr. Benson was a retired specialist in Rheumatology. After earning a B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1945, where he also completed medical school in 1947, he married the late Alene Bradley Benson in 1948. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, he opened the High Point Rheumatology Clinic in 1955.
NEWS
October 9, 1994
Dr. James M. SowaStudied lupus, arthritisDr. James M. Sowa, a Towson rheumatologist, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack. He was 56.Dr. Sowa began practicing internal medicine and rheumatology, but eventually restricted his practice to the latter field. He was especially interested in lupus and arthritis research. He practiced at Union Memorial, Children's, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph and the old City hospitals and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.He was a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the Maryland Society for Rheumatic Diseases, among other professional affiliations.
NEWS
December 15, 1991
A memorial service for Joan D. Sutton, who taught in the Johns Hopkins nursing and medical schools and was an expert on the care of rheumatology patients, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hurd Hall in the Johns Hopkins Hospital.Ms. Sutton, who was 51, died Dec. 6 of cancer at her home on Woodson Road.In addition to her faculty posts at the two schools, she was a clinical specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Good Samaritan Hospital and also taught students at the University of Maryland Nursing School.
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By Frederick Rasmussen and Frederick Rasmussen,Sun reporter | January 13, 2008
Dr. Marcia C. Schmidt, a Good Samaritan Hospital rheumatologist who specialized in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic diseases, died of cancer Jan. 1 at a hospital in Aurora, Colo. The Crofton resident was 66. Dr. Schmidt was born in Denver and raised in Boulder, Colo., where her father taught business at the University of Colorado. She was a 1959 graduate of Boulder High School and earned a bachelor's degree in medical technology from the University of Colorado in 1963. After graduating from the University of Florida Medical School in Gainesville in 1967, she completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Maryland in 1970.
NEWS
May 19, 2006
Grants The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant to Lai-Xi Wang, an associate professor of chemistry at the Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore. The grant will be used to study how carbohydrates in the HIV virus can stimulate the body's immune system. Wang's research will contribute to the institute's quest to develop an HIV vaccine. IHV is a center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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