December 8, 2003
IS THERE A biological basis for homosexuality? With gay marriage now supported by Massachusetts' highest court and homosexuality likely to be a hot issue in the presidential campaign, the question of whether sexual orientation is an innate or acquired trait is increasingly urgent. Since at least 1991, some scientific research has suggested that there is a biological basis to homosexuality - meaning sexual orientation is at least partly natural destiny, not a choice. But that point is open to debate, and our understanding is still fuzzy.
February 9, 2004
Dr. Barnett Berman, a Baltimore internist and member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died Friday at Sinai Hospital of heart failure. The Pikesville resident was 81. "He was from the old school and made house calls late into his practice if somebody needed him," said a lifelong friend, Malcolm Sherman of Guilford. "He was a doctor who blended excellence of care with compassion." Dr. Berman was born in West Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1940. He was working as an accountant and attending the University of Baltimore at night when he enlisted in the Army in 1942.
April 5, 1991
A memorial service for Dr. Ronald G. Michels, a Baltimore ophthalmologist, will be held at noon April 25 in Turner Auditorium, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he taught and practiced for a number of years.Dr. Michels died Jan. 15 while awaiting a heart transplant.Personal friends are invited to write about their relationship with Dr. Michels for inclusion in a book for his survivors, his wife, Alice, and their two children, Randy and Allison. The deadline is April 15.The writings should be faxed to Dr. Walter J. Stark at (301)
March 15, 2005
On March 10, 2005, DR. W. NEWTON LONG, former faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; devoted husband of Nancy Masters Long and the late Mary Myers Long; devoted father of Wilmer Newton Long, III and Alice Long Gersh; loving brother of Howard Franklin Long; dear grandfather of Olga and Elizabeth Robinson and Levi Long. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 28, at 3 P.M., from St. Bartolomew's Church, 4711 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Musical Organ Fund of St. Bartholomew's Church, 4711 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229-1440 or to the W. Newton Long Lectureship Fund or W. Newton Long Scholarship Fund of the American College of Nurse Midwives, C/O Emory University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1639 Pierce Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322.
March 26, 2003
Dr. J. Alan Baldanza, a well-known Baltimore County internist and former medical educator, died of a heart attack Saturday while playing tennis at the Springdale neighborhood tennis courts in Cockeysville. He was 58. For the past 27 years, Dr. Baldanza, who lived in Cockeysville, had practiced medicine in a 100-year-old York Road shingled, tan-colored house he had purchased and converted into a medical office. Born in Passaic, N.J., and raised in Clifton, N.J., Dr. Baldanza was the son of a milkman and grandson of immigrants from Sicily.
November 29, 2007
Dr. Charles I. Shubin has been inducted into Polytechnic Institute's Hall of Fame. The honor recognizes his service as the school's doctor since 1969. Shubin is director of pediatrics at Mercy Family Care. Dr. J. Marc Simard is the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Research Lecturer of the Year. Simard is a professor in the departments of neurosurgery, pathology and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of neurological surgery at Baltimore's Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
June 15, 2003
On June 11, 2003, RICHARD L., beloved son of Eugene S. (Gene) and Joanne Ruoss Will, brother of Gary L., Jon M., and David E. Will and Elizabeth Anne Thropp and Thomas E. Will. Services and Interment private. Inquiries may be made to the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, Reisterstown 410-833-1414. Donations may be made to: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 7200 Rutland Avenue, Ross 918, Balto., MD 21205.
July 25, 2006
On July 23, 2006, NORA E. WAGNER; wife of the late Dr. John A. Wagner, Prof. Emeritus University of Maryland, School of Medicine; beloved mother of John A. Wagner, Jr., Katherine E. Wagner and Jean C. Kermath; grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three. Service will be held Friday, July 28 at 11 A.M. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chestertown, MD. www.fhnfuneralhome.com