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^ Welcome Medical Alumni ^
Science and socializing will blend
this weekend as alumni return for
Duke's 10th annual Medical Center
A number of significant events will
take place, including these:
‘Dedication and renaming of the
Main Entrance Building for Dr. Barnes
‘Dedication of the Mary Johnson
Hart Seminar Room.
*The conferring of five Distinguished
‘Recognition of Dr. Talmage L. Peele
and Dr. Eugene A. Stead with
Distinguished Teaching Awards.
‘The naming of President Terry
Sanford as an Honorary Alumnus.
Alumni Weekend actually began
yesterday with registration and a
luncheon meeting of the Medical
Alumni Council, followed by the
Director’s Hour Lecture (Dr. Daniel C.
Tosteson, chairman of the Department
of Physiology and Pharmacology) and
an evening reception at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. Aniyan.
The scientific program. "Synopsis of
Clinical Immunology,” began this
morning at 9 o'clock in the
Topics and the Duke faculty
speakers are: "Immunity and
Hypersensitivity” by Dr. C. Edward
Buckley: "Immune Complex Diseases"
by Dr. Ralph Snyderman; “Cancer of
the Colon" by Dr. Samuel A. Wells; and
'Childhood Immunodeficiency" by Dr.
Rebecca H. Buckley.
The morning program also will
include remarks by Dr. J. Kempton
Jones of Chapel Hill, president of the
Following the alumni luncheon, the
Department of Anatomy will conduct
an open house in the Alex H. Sands
Building from 2-4:30. At the same time,
the scientific program will continue
with the following workshops:
—Pediatrics (in Pediatrics
Conference Room). Speakers: Dr.
Alexander Spock, Dr. Rebecca H.
Buckley and Dr. Catherine M. Wilfert.
—Surgery (in the Amphitheater).
Speakers: Dr. Hilliard F. Seigler, Dr.
Samuel A. Wells, Dr. D. Bernard Amos
and Dr. Stanley A. Gall.
—Medicine (in Room M-224).
Speakers: Dr. Thomas R. Cate. Dr.
Ralph Snyderman. Dr. William B.
Kremer and Dr. C. Edward Buckley.
Dedication of the Woodhall Building
will be at 4:45 in the Amphitheater.
The Alumni Banquet will begin at
6:30 at the Governors ’nn.
Saturday morning’s program will
include tours of the Duke-Watts Family
Medicine Program quarters on Broad
Street and the Eye Center.
Dedication of the Mary Johnson Hart
Seminar Room will be at 9:45 in Room
A clinical pathology conference will
begin at 10 o’clock in the
Alumni will conclude their weekend
with a luncheon in the hospital’s
Courtyard Dining Room, attendance at
the Duke-Georgia Tech game and
individual class reunion dinners
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VOLUME 21, NUMBER 41
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
A New Name For the Main Entrance:
It’s the ‘Barnes Woodhall Building’
Up until about 5 o’clock today, the
Main Entrance will be just that—the
Main Entrance Building.
But during a ceremony beginning at
4:45 in the Amphitheater, the building
will be renamed, to be known as The
Barnes Woodhall Building,
The dedication ceremony will
recognize the talents and leadership of
a man who came to Duke 37 years ago
to establish the neurological surgery
service and who rose to chancellorship
of the university at one of the trying
moments in its history.
Presiding at today’s ceremony will be
Dr. Ewald W. Busse, director of
medical and allied health education.
Woodhall, “The Man,” will be
described by one of his closest
associates. Dr. William G. Aniyan. vice
president for health affairs, who
succeeded Woodhall as the top
executive officer of the medical center.
President Terry Sanford will conduct
the formal dedication, and Dr.
Woodhall will make a response.
Woodhall was a young surgeon from
Maine who was at the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine when he was
invited to Duke to establish the
neurosurgery division in 1937. He
headed the division until 1960.
In that year he was named dean of
the School of Medicine, succeeding
the retiring Dr. Wilburt C. Davison.
Over the next nine years, Woodhall
held so many different titles as he was
elevated through the executive ranks
of the university that he once
remarked, “It's very clear that I'm just
not able to keep a job. ”
While dean he also was assistant
provost, and later he was named vice
provost with responsibility for the
Psychiatry Honors Duo
TWENTY YEARS FOR BOTH—Both Dr. Ewald Busse and his long-time
secretary, Mrs. Ann Rimmer, were feted by the Department of Psychiatry
recently. The staff members presented Mrs. Rimmer, left, a pewter bowl and
candlestick set at a reception in recognition of her service from- 1956. Her
husband. Guy, was also present for the festivities. Later, members of the
psychiatry faculty surprised Dr. Busse in a convocation honoring his "outstanding
contributions" to the department since 1953-54. He was presented a sterling tray
and set of mint julep cups. Dr. Busse, who was recently named Duke’s Director of
Medical and Allied Health Education, will be leaving the department and taking
Mrs. Rimmer with him to his new post.
DR. BARNES WOODHALL
entire medical center. He relinquished
the deanship to Aniyan in 1964 to
devote full time to his vice provost
duties, and three years later he was
appointed associate provost.
The year 1969 was a difficult one for
university administrators across the
country, and at Duke student unrest
and discontent came to the surface.
Woodhall, who in January of 1969 was
named special assistant to President
Douglas Knight, found himself right in
the middle of it.
In March the president appointed
Woodhall chancellor pro tem, and later
in the month Knight resigned as
president. For the next 16 months, until
after President Terry Sanford came on
full time, Woodhall served as
On July 1, 1970, Woodhall left the
Allen Building and returned to the
medical center where, he said, ""1 plan
to devote full time to neurosurgery. ”
In addition to holding the highest
academic rank the university can
confer, a James B. Duke Professorship,
in neurosurgery, Woodhall has been
president of the prestigious
organizations in his specialty and has
been singled out for numerous honors
including charter membership in the
Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and
the Statesman in Medicine Award of
the Airley Foundation.
Dr. Woodhall retired from the faculty
Seven physicians and Duke
President Terry Sanford will be singled
out for special recognition at tonight’s
Medical Center Alumni Weekend
Sanford will be named an Honorary
Over the years, five others have
been named Honorary Alumni,
including the Rev. James T. Cleland,
dean emeritus of Duke Chapel; I.
Thomas Reamer, former head of the
Duke Pharmacy; Henry E. Rauch,
former University Trustee and former
chairman of the Medical Center Board
of Visitors; John Alexander McMahon,
chairman of the University Board of
Trustees and president of the
American Hospital Association; and
University Trustee Mary D.B.T.
For the first time, the Alumni
Association will present Distinguished
Teaching Awards. They will go to Dr.
Talmage L. Peele. professor of
anatomy, and to Dr. Eugene A. Stead,
Florence McAlister Professor of
Medicine and former chairman of the
Department of Medicine.
The medical center will present its
Distinguished Alumni Awards to the
*Dr. Stuart O. Bondurant Jr. (M.D.
’53). executive vice president and dean
of the Albany Medical College of Union
University, Albany. N.Y.
‘Dr. W. Delano Meriwether (M.D,
"67), a White House Fellow serving as
special assistant to the Secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare.
(Meriwether was the first black student
admitted to the Duke School of
Medicine. In 1971 he started capturing
headlines across the country as a
johnny-come-lately runner who began
threatening world records.)
‘Dr. Beverly C. Morgan (M.D. ’55),
chairman of the Department of
Pediatrics at the University of
Washington—the first woman to head a
pediatrics department in the United
‘Dr. Lewis W. Wannamaker (M.D;
’46), professor of pediatrics and
microbiology at the University of
‘Dr. Kenneth D. Weeks (M.D. ’39),
senior partner in a group practice of
internal medicine with three other
physicians in Rocky Mount.