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VOLUME 21, NUMBER 9
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
The Med Center is a North Carolina Resource
Healing Hands Stretch Across the State
77ie Duke University Medical Center is
more than just a collection of buildings in
Durham. It is a valuable resource to the
entire state of North Carolina.
In an article written for the current
issue of the Duke Alumni Newsletter, Dr.
William G. Aniyan, vice president for
health affairs, explained the rhultiple
roles Duke fills in providing better health
care throughout the state.
In the belief that people who work
here need to know and want to know the
full scope of Duke's activities. Dr.
Aniyan's article is being reprinted here.
President Sanford has said repeatedly
that a great university nnust serve several
communities—the local community, the
state, the region, the nation, and to some
extent the world. How does the Duke
Medical Center serve in these many
orbits? Today, 1 wish to focus specifically
on the service to the Durham community
and to the State of North Carolina.
The Durham Community and its immediate
In addition to the activities at Duke
Medical Center and the affiliated 489-bed
VA Hospital across the street, we have
the following relationships:
Watts Hospital-Each service at Watts
Hospital is affiliated with its counterpart
at Duke. Rotations of nfiedical students,
interns and residents, as well as
physician's associates, take placfe.
Included in the affiliation is a family
practice residency with a model clinic
located on Broad Street.
Lincoln Community Health
Center-'Under the leadership of Dr.
Charles Watts and Dr. Evelyn Schmidt
(dass of '51), the Lincoln Community
Health Center has evolved as a major
health center for the community in which
it is located. It operates both on a
fee-for-service and a prepaid plan. The
pediatric service at Duke rotates resident
staff and faculty in varying numbers
based on the needs of the L.C.H.C.
Developmental Evaluation CIinic--The
Department of Pediatrics staffs and
operates the Developmental Evaluation
Clinic for the state, functioning as a
statewide referral center and an
educational resource for the mental
retardation field with special emphasis on
programs for the Durham community.
Durham County Schools Health
Program-The resident staff in the
Department of Pediatrics participate
regularly throughout the school year in a
health program for Durham County
Community-Clinics -in these subdivisions
of Durham were set up over four years
ago by Dr. Estes and the Department of
Community Health Sciences. In areas
where access to health care was difficult,
model clinics were set up. Now under the
direction of Dr. Eva Salber, the system
has been evaluated to see whether or not
the health care needs of the population
are being met. These models have now
been incorporated into the Lincoln
Community Health Center, and patients
requiring more extensive health
evaluation are referred to the Lincoln
Community Health Center or to the other
health resources in Durham, including
Mental Health-During the 20 years of
stewardship of the Department of
Psychiatry by Dr. Busse, extensive
affiliations and relations have evolved in
the Durham community. In addition to
affiliations with the John Umstead
Hospital and the Children's Psychiatric
Institute, Murdoch Center, we share with
Durham County joint responsibility for
the Durham Child Guidance Clinic,
participate in the Durham County
Commmunity Mental Health Center
(which includes the Drug Rehabilitation
Program and the Program on
Alcoholism), and provide consultation to
the Durham Family Counseling Service
and the Halifax County Mental Health
Center. Other mental health units with
which we are affiliated are the Dorothea
Dix Hospital in Raleigh, the Cherry
Hospital in Goldsboro, and the Wright
School in Durham. The Highland Hospital
Division is closely associated with the
Blue Ridge Comprehensive Community
Mental Health Center.
Cerebral Palsy -Although the Lenox D.
Baker Cerebral Palsy Hospital (located on
the periphery of the Duke Medical
Center) is a 40-bed state institution, Duke
physicians provide consultative regular
H|r/iere Can I Buy Gasoline?\
As an aid to patients and employees at the hospital who are having difficulty
purchasing gasoline, the medical center's Traffic and Parking Office has been
compiling a list of service stations which are selling gasoline.
The list, which is revised daily, includes the addresses and operating hours of the
stations and any restrictions they may have on purchase quantity, according to
Harry Gentry, manager of the Traffic and Parking Office.
It may be consulted at the following locations;
Medical and Surgical Private Diagnostic and Outpatient Clinics, Pediatric and
Psychiatry Clinics, Emergency Room, Main Entrance Information Desk, PDC
information Desk, Admissions Office, Chaplain's Service, Social Services, Nursing
Services, Eye Center, Public Safety Office, Radiation Therapy, Drake Pavilion,
Anesthesiology, Operating Rooms, and the House Staff Office.
The list is also posted on the bulletin board between the cafeteria and the bank
and the bulletin board outside of the Personnel Office.
Gentry has asked these areas to display their lists because his office does not
have sufficient personnel to provide this information to callers over the telephone.
care and conduct interdepartmental
teaching and training programs for house
staff, medical students, and the Cerebral
Palsy Hospital staff.
Highland Hospital-ln 1939, Highland
Hospital in Asheville was donated to
Duke University and in 1967 was fully
integrated into the Duke Mpdical Center
as a division of the Department of
Psychiatry. A hospital of 131 beds with a
special high school for adolescents
(Continued oh page 2)
A WORD WITH THE COiACW—Members of the Westminster Presbyterian Churcn s
biddy league basketball team take five to get a few pointers from their mentor, who is
none other than the medical center's own Dr. William D. Bradford. Tonight and
tomorrow, these stalwart cagers will play for their league championship, having
defeated last week's opponents by scores of 20-16 and 30-18. (Photo by David
Coaching Provides Pace
Change for Pathologist
A hush falls over the audience while
two basketball teams tense in anticipation
of the tap-off. A whistle is blown, the ball
flipped into the air and two athletes
spring upward, straining to knock it in
the direction of a teammate.
One squad controls the ball and races
down the court. Five inelegant passes and
three turnovers later, the home team's
center whirls and shoots, missing the
backboard by at least a yard. His coach
Up the court 10 determined warriors
sprint with rubber-soled tennis shoes
squeaking on the hardwood. Another
unfortunate pass and the action returns
toward the enemy's basket.
A’guard shoots, and the ball lands on
the rim, rolling around twice before
dropping through the net. The crowd
erupts in cheers, and the coach's smile is
Thirty minutes later, the game ends.
Congratulations are exchanged, and the
center asks his mother for a bandaid. The
final score is home, 24; visitors, 10.
Bad day for the Boston Celtics, or a
stall in Atlantic Coast Conference
competition? Hardly. Perhaps this letter,
which appeared in the Durham Morning
Herald on Jan. 31 will explain what’s
going on and a little about a man who is
helping to make it possible—
'To the editor:
"We would very much like to
acknowledge someone in the Durham
area who has contributed a great deal of
his time and efforts to a group of boys
that play basketball at the YI^CA. The
group of boys represents the Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Durham and the
man is Mr. William Bradford. He is a
terrific -coach to the boys as well as a very
inspirational man and great friend to each
of them. He goes way beyond the "line of
duty" in that he makes extra trips to see
that they can attend practice and that
they get to all games. As well as being a
coach for these boys (including our own)
he is also a professor at Duke University
and has a wife and family of his own.
"He has taken a group of young boys
and turned them into just a great bunch
of athletes and has taught them so much
in the way of sportsmanship and
teamwork. We are sure all of these boys
will be grateful to him in their later years
for all he has contributed to them.
"We feel sure that we speak for all of
the boys and their parents in saying that
Bill Bradford is a terrific person.
Mr. and Mrs. Artice Vereen"
Dr. William D. Bradford, associate
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