The Bulletin - Winter 2001


Celebrating 200 Years
The medical school kicks off its bicentennial celebration this month with a breakfast in Annapolis for the Maryland General Assembly. A full year of activities is planned for alumni, faculty, students, and friends of America’s fifth oldest medical school, and our feature provides many of the details. We invite you to join us!

Alumnus Profile: Samuel A. Mudd, 1856
His Name Was Mudd
He was a convicted conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. And although he was pardoned for heroic medical work in connection with an outbreak of yellow fever at his prison four years later, he was never exonerated of his crime. Guilty or innocent, writer Wayne Millan contends that Samuel Mudd, class of 1856, remained committed to his profession until his death in 1883.

Alumnus Profile: Peter D. Vash, ’72
Understanding Obesity
As a child he made house calls with his physician-father. He was often impressed by the wonderful relationship that developed between the caring physician and responsive patient. It was this desire to help ease pain and suffering that led him to medical school. Peter Vash, ‘72, has dedicated his career to fighting obesity. And now, approaching his 35th medical school anniversary, he finds the need to place even greater emphasis on the understanding and compassionate treatment of obesity, a disease quickly becoming
an American epidemic.

The editorial board is proud to present Volume 91, Number 3 of the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni association publication in the United States. In addition to serving as the medical school’s primary communications link with alumni since 1916, it serves as a bridge connecting us to our past. This section of the magazine features snippets of past issues, offering a look at our medical school 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

Jonathan with dog Marty
13th Annual Clinicopathological






             Larry Pitrof

Medical Editor:
             Morton M. Krieger, '52

Art Director:
             Nancy Johnston