Duke Hospital, InterGom
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By ilrs. jMary Whiting Thomas
The pink smocks are now seen in
three of Durham’s Hospitals: Dtike,
Lincohi and now Watts, which opened
its new Hospitality Shop last month.
Operating iinder the sponsorship of
the Women’s Auxiliary at Watts, it
is the first of many services they hope
to provide for their patients. Mrs.
Eagle and i\Irs. Carter met with the
group last Pall for a planning session
and this reporter discussed the busi
ness set-up with them at a recent
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Have you seen the signs ])osted
around “Are YOU a Litter-Bug?”
They are aimed at the ones who are
careless in throwing trash on the
floors. Keeping any place as large
as Duke Hospital clean is a full-time
job as anyone knows. Why don’t we
all consider ourselves as volunteer
“White Wrings” and when we see
papers, crumpled cigarette packs or
any pick-up-able refuse, just see that
it reaches one of the many containers
around. It surely would contribute to
a much better picture.
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For months past, the Women’s
Auxiliary has had a special coffee
service available to patients who are
connected in any way with the Uni
versity, or ai’e just plain VIP’s. This
is a service without charge, and the
Auxiliary is delighted to do it, but
the drawback is that our Thermos bot
tles which convey the coffee have a
way of disappearing. We would a])-
])reciate other employees on the wards
seeing that they are returned to us.
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Recently, a testimoiual dinner was
given to Dr. Emil Novak of Johns
Hopkins on the occasion of his re
tirement fi’om his many years’ service
in the field of Obstetrics and Gyne
cological Pathology. Of the many
men associated over the years with
Dr. Xovak, our own Dr. i^ayard
Cai'ter was invited to make the princi
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The Florida State Association of
Ob. and Gyn. holds its 80th session
this month at Hollywood, Fla. Dr.
“Buck” Thomas will deliver three
talks during the meet.
New Orleans Key to Doctor
By Miss Maxine Cook
On March 9, the city of New Or
leans extended a gracious and hospita
ble liand of ^velcome to one of her
visitors, and i)resented the key to the
city. Tins was an honor not bestowed
on many, but in this case was unique.
The lionoree was our own Dr. Julian
Ruffin, and this was the first time a
doctor of medicine has been pi'esented
the key. We hope New Orleans un
derstands this gives Dr. Ruffin dual
citizenshij) but Durliam holds fir.st
claim by i-eason of seniority.
Not to be outdone. Dr. Ruffin’s
forme 1- secretary, Mrs. Margaret Mac-
Ewen visited Sims-Williams a little
ahead of schedule and came away
with a 1‘are gift, ])ersonalized by a
head of red hair, a little girl named
Miss Rosalyn Lightsey, of the So
cial Service Departnumt, will be mar
ried in May to Dr. Charles L. Rast,
Jr., resident on the Cardiology Serv
ice. All of us give our best wishes.
Dr. Evelyn and Dr. Ral])h Coonrad,
now at Fort Smith, Ark., were back
for a very brief visit in late March.
They expect to be back in Durham
Miss C'andy Jonas and Dr. C. 11.
Peete, Jr., are altar bound, and ex
pect to reach there about June.
I\Irs. Celia Suitt, who w’as formerly
secretary to the Medical Resident, w'as
back recently with her husband for a
short visit. They are living in a de
lightful little mountain town and are
veiy pleased to come down to the hw-
lands only to visit.
Almost innnediately after Mrs.
Suitt’s visit. Dr. Jerry Rodnan, who
was ^Medical Resident when she was
here, appeared briefly, lingering
around his old haunts long enough
to say little more than hello.
Jlrs. William Tillery of the X-Ray
Therapy Department has a new' little
boy, born at Watts Hospital on
February ‘24, named William Marvin.
Mrs. Tillery will be back with us in
the future and this is good new’s to
Duke Couple Bound for Honolulu in July
By Miss Gertrude Elliott
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. ilcGowan will
be leaving Duke shortly. Dr. Mc
Gowan will intern at Samjjson Me
morial Hospital in (Clinton until July,
at which time he will enter the Army,
stationed at Tripler General IIos])itaI
in Honolulu. What is Dickie plan
ning to do? Relax in the sunshine
and enjoy kee])ing house. We envy
Mrs. Nan Gutierrez also will be
leaving Duke to assume the position
of assistant director of nurses at
Gravely Sanatorium at U. N. C. Hos
pital. (lood luck, Nan ! We’re going
to miss you.
i\Irs. David Dellinger, formerly
Lou Alford of the Dietetics Depart
ment, is in Tallahassee, Fla., where
she is awaiting her husband’s return
from Koi’ea. He was on the Air Force
R.O.T.(’. staff here last year.
W’^e’ve had news that Dr. and Mrs.
Pjrnest Chick are in Kansas City, Mo.,
where Ernie is interning in pathology
and Joanne is clinical instructor in
Ob. They expect to return to Duke
in June with a “little Kelbert.”
Jane Smith is now working at To
ronto General Hospital in (’anada
after a vacation in Florida.
The proud j)arent department:
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. MeJlillan have
a son, born March 18. ]\Irs. ]\IcMil-
lan was formerly Dr. Hart’s secre
Mr. and .Mrs. Vernon Griffin’s son,
Vernon Francis Jr., arrived March
16. Ml'S. (Jriffin was formerly head
nurse in the Recovery Room here.
Sammy and Billy Martin welconunl
a chubby little red-haired sister into
the family circle on Feb. 13. Their
l)ar(>nts are Doctors Sam and Ruth
Dr. and j\Irs. John Ashe announce
the arrival of a daughter on Feb. 7.
Dr. Ashe is resident on Ob. Gyn.
Dr. and Mrs. R. F. Becker have a
new daughter, born Feb. 20. They
also have a son, Richard, age 10.
Dr. aiul Ml'S. Robert Lorenzen have
an eight jjound, eight ounce daughter
as of ^larch 8. You’ll remember Mrs.
Lorenzen as Jo Anne Fry of the
Nursing School, (!lass of ’52. They
are living now’ in Arizona.