Duke Hospitai., IntkrCom
By Charles H. Frenzel
Our new Diajiiiostie-Treatment and
Study of A"in^ Buildiiir is open ; our
Medical Center onee again becomes
larger and more complex ; our staff in
creases. Tt makes the task of main
taining our reputation as a friendly,
warm institution a more difficult one.
Each of us must give more attention to
being helpful to our patients and con
siderate of onr colleagues. There is
no department, laboratory, or individ
ual who does not have an effect on the
total image of our Medical Center.
I want to express here my sincere
appreciation to the supervisors, head
inirses, and other nursing personnel
who worked so hard and so long dur
ing this past summer in order to keep
our ward staff'ing at an acceptable
level. Many have delayed tbeir vaca
tions and all have worked many extra
hours and days. Each .lune a large
number of our nursing staff' leave and
replacements do not arrive luitil Sep
tember and October. This handful of
dedicated nurses who worked so ef
fectively are a credit to the profession,
and we are proud that they are Duke
This was the biggest summer yet
for our teenage volunteer program.
More “Candy Stripers” worked more
hours than any previous summer.
They performed many valuable tasks
and brightened the hospital climate
with tlieir presence. Many have indi
cated to me that this summer’s experi
ence convinced them they shoidd enter
one of the health professions.
New students in all of the Medical
Center programs are now busily en
gaged with their studies. We wish for
them a successfid and ha])py stay in
our midst. We know that they will
find the Medical C'enter family in
terested in their welfare and helpful
in every way possible.
DKS. LE MAY AXl) SO.IKA PROVIDE EXPEHT VETERINARY (^ARE
FOR LABORATORY ANIMALS. Dr. John C. LeMay, assistant professor of
veterinary medicine at the Duke University Medical (Jenter, is pictured at
right with his newly appointed colleag\ie, Dr. Nickloas J. Sojka, assistant in
veterinary medicine, as they examine a rabbit.
Dr. LeMay, a native of llender.son, N. C., studied j)re-veterinary medicine at
N. C. State College and in 1959 received the 1). V. M. (Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine) degree from the University of Georgia. This was followed by a two
year period of study at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine as a National
Institutes of Health Fellow in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Upon completing
this new program, Dr. LeMay became the first veterinarian in the United States
formally trained in laboratory animal medicine. He joined the Duke faculty
in -July, 1961. His major areas of responsibility are concerned Avith the iiieilical
care of laboratory animals, teaching, and research.
Dr. Sojka was born in Page, Nebraska. He holds the B. S. and D. V. M.
degrees from Kansas State University. Before coming to Duke in July, 1962,
he was engaged in the private practice of veterinary medicine in Storm Lake,
Towa. Earlier, he spent two years in the Army Veterinary Corj)s.
(Duke Photo by Sparks)