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VOLUME 22, NUMBER 10
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
At Annual Service Awards Banquet
Medical Center Honors Its Own People
Duke honored 220 faculty, staff and
employees of the medical center In the
Durham Hotel Wednesday evening at
the annual Service Awards Banquet.
it was the largest gathering In the
history of the event which recognizes
those persons who have reached their
10th, 20th, 30th or 40th year of
continuous service during the previous
Also singled out for awards were the
employees who retired during 1974.
Those present represented
approximately 3,000 years of combined
effort on behalf of the medical center.
Dr. William G. Aniyan, vice president
for health affairs, thanked each
employee personally after the dinner
and, along with Hospital Director Dr.
Stuart Sessoms, presented each with a
jewelled pin and a certificate bearing
the employee's name, years of service
and a special citation from the
Aniyan attributed Duke’s prominence
in the world of medicine to the
dedication and sacrifice of the people
who work here regardless of their rank
or position. He cited the challenges that
lie ahead for the medical center and
expressed optimism for the future, an
optimism buoyed by the caliber of
long-time Duke employees.
The dinner consisted of roast beef,
fried chicken, a variety of vegetables,
coffee and dessert. The Russ Olson Trio
provided music for the evening
including the reception which preceded
the meal. Eighty door prizes were
distributed among the honorees.
Recognized for 40 years of service
were Obediah Barbee, Dr. George
Baylin, Elon Clark, C.H. Cobb, Rachel
Johnson, Howard Langley, Dr. Edward
S. Orgain and Nina Waite. Awards for 30
years of service went to William H. Bell,
Gretchen J. Cheek, Dr. William DeMaria,
Lewis D. Glenn, Margie Pegram, Dr.
Kenneth Pickrell, Lucille Waite, and Dr.
Hilda Pope Willett.
Others singled out were:
Nancy E. Albright, N/largie G. Alston,
Lorena S. Ashford, Delores C. Atkins, F.
H. Bahnson, Jr., Edna Y.-Bailey, Carolyn
U. Baker, Matilda F. Barbee, Willard T.
Bell, Patricia Blackston, James E.
Bradsher, Dr. Irwin A. Brody, Gladys R.
Brown. Rebecca L. Buckner and Lucy
Dr. Richard O. Burns, Eula G.
Carmon, Margaret E. Caudle, Junious
Centry, Elsie C. Cooke, Marion C.
Cornigan, Roena C. Crayton, Evelyn M.
Ettson, Herman Evans, Mary C. Fendt,
Anna H. Fetter, Linda S. Ford, Ellen G.
Fortune, Patricia Y. Frazier, Jean B.
Gates and Evelyn R. Gentry.
Willie H. Gilchrist, Sadie M. Green,
Jeanette S. Guthrie. Samuel E.
Hargraves, Jacquelyn Hart, Ruby H.
Haswell, Jeannie C. Hawkins, Marjorie
Hemphill, Pearlie M. Herndon, Iris L.
Hildebran, Ann T. Hinsdale, Patricia J.
Holeman, Henry N. Holland, Perry E.
Hope and Ethel B. Hopkins.
Josephine Horne, Theresa Horton,
Raymond L. Ingraham, Inez T. James,
Dr. Frans F. Jobsis, Mildred C. Jones,
David B. Jorgensen. Nancy M. Kafina,
Richard F. Kosempa, Versie M. Lee,
Martha E. Love, Geraldine Lunsford,
Melvin B. Lyon, Waylon J. Mangum and
Dr. Raymond Massengill.
Grace S. McClees, Dr. Michael E.
McLeod, Wilbert P. McNeil. John J.
McQueary, Lynne C. Miller, Wilma A.
Minniear, James M. Minnis, Annie M.
Mitchell, Charles A. Mitchell, Esther H.
Moore, Earlene Y. Norris, Dr. John B.
Nowlin. Owen W. Oakeley, Rebecca E.
Owens and Elbert T. Painter.
Mamie R. Parker, Mary L. Parker,
Alma V. Parrish, E. C. Pendergrass,
June 8. Perry, Bernice C. Poole, Dr. F.
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Dr. Wiley D. Forbus Receives
Profession’s Highest Award
Dr. Wiley D. Forbus. professor
emeritus and chairman of the
Department of Pathology for 30 years,
has received one of his profession's
Or. Forbus was honored in New
Orleans Monday night when the
American Association of Pathologists
and Bacteriologists named him the 23rd
recipient of the Gold Headed Cane
The award was created in 1919 to
honor "a pathologist representing the
highest ideals in pathology and
Duke's first chairman of pathology.
Forbus headed the department from
1930-60. and he continues to maintain
an office here where he works on his
own projects. He will be 81 on March 14.
The association noted that Forbus'
ttjxtboDk, "Reaction to Injury, " first
published in 1943, is generally
regarded as one of the most influential
pathology textbooks ever published. Its
theme, that disease represents a
reaction of the body to an injury of
some kind—from bacteria, virus,
chemical or physical agent—did much
to clarify modern thinking at)out the
nature of disease. "
Forbus has worked actively and
lectured widely for improvement of
medical education, particularly
pathology. He helped modernize
medical schools and pathology
laboratories in Taiwan, Japan. China
Long a promoter of forensic
medicine. Forbus lead an extended
campaign to revamp North Carolina's
coroner system. His efforts resulted in
the General Assembly's passage of a bill
in 1955 to create the medical examiner
system in this state.
SISTERS SERVE 76 YEARS—Lucille and Nina Waite were among those honored at
the medical center's annual Service Awards Banquet two days ago. At left, Lucille,
who operates the mimeograph machine in the Printing Department, has worked at
the hospital continuously for 30 years, and Nina, costs reimbursement reports
officer, has worked here for 40 years. Both sisters, who are natives of Pennsylvania,
began their careers at Duke in 1934. The former’s total number of service years is
36. (Photo by David Williamson)
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