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LU', BOOK

Labor pains . . .
ILN BOOK
Volume 40 March 1962 Number 1
College and alumni officials gave birth to a new
version of the Log Book this week following labor
pains of nearly four months. The 16-page issue
was a planned conception and carefully super-
vised delivery.
iHE LCO BOCK is published quarterly by the College of The results are not perfect, but the parents are
C:Jteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Second class postage is confident that the Log Book will mature and
paid at Des Mcines, Iowa. Address all mail, change of address, grow into a publication that will earn the respect
or Form 3579 to 722 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines 9, Iowa. and interest of the entire alumni and college
family.
Table of Contents
This Log Book and subsequent issues are
Alumni lead convention 3 intended to serve several purposes, including:
Honor 1905 graduate . 1. a communications medium between the col-
Luncheon attracts nearly 130 5 lege, its alumni and friends; 2. provide recog-
Officers plan big year 5 nition of alumni, faculty and lay leaders; and,
11 receive alumni awards 6 3. a public relations tool for the college.
Dr. Barrows new surgeon . 7
College plans reunions About 3,000 copies of each issue will be sent to
7 alumni, professional organizations, lay friends,
Dr. Bond new clinic director 8
Dr. Hill joins faculty and selected business leaders and legislators.
8
Osteopathic concept grows . 9 Each issue will include an illustrated story
College honors employees 13 about one of the college departments and its re-
Dr. J. B. Baker . . . . 14 lationships to the osteopathic concept. Other
Benefit Ball brings $750 14 material will include news about activities and
Rockefeller thanks profession .15 plans of the college, news of alumni, students and
Society plans programs 16 faculty members, and a section of personal notes
Students cause gift 17 about alumni. 'The editorial staff welcomes let-
Class notes . .17, 18, 19 ters and would like to encourage alumni to send
Improvements continue 20 news items.
The Log Book is part of a new publication
Editorial Staff schedule that includes the COMS Newsletter,
Edito r ...... ...................................................... ................. Jack E. Ba c ke r alumni directory and routine mailings from
Associate Editor ......... .......................... alumni officers. College and alumni offi-
.... Alvira E. Lunsford cials are using these means to improve com-
Photo Editor ............ ......................................... E. Lynn Baldwin munications between the college and its
alumni.
National Alumni Officers
The delivery of the Log Book was not difficult,
P re sid en t ...................................................................... Dr. J. R . F orbes although there were pains. The editors are hope-
President-elect ......... .................................... Dr. Paul Rutter ful that the new Log Book meets with approval
Vice-President ................................... Dr. James T. Haffenden and that members of the COMS family will be
Secretary-Treasurer proud of their offspring.
I............... Dr. Stan J. Sulkowski
Past-President .............................. Dr. W. Clemens Andreen THE STAFF

CO'MS Board of Trustees


Cover photograph by
Merlyn McLaughlin, Ph.D. Karl B. Greenlee
COMS President
J. D. Armstrong
Des Moines, Iowa
Daniel E. Hannan
E. Lynn Baldwin
Ames, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa mglmlmmiigum
mumgl lllllm
J. R. Astley Leonard Howell
Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa The importance of structure to the osteopathic
Dr. Joseph B. Baker Dr. J. R. McNerney physician is emphasized by Dr. Byron Laycock,
Greenfield, Iowa West Des Moines, Ia. COMS professor, as he explains the osteopathic
H. L. Calkins Harry I. Prugh concept of considering the body as a whole to
Das Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa junior students Charles Johnson, James Cameron
Dr. Dale Dodson Dr. Paul T. Rutter and Herbert Bez. A story with pictures, featur-
Northfield, Minn. Medford, Ore. ing the Department of Physical Medicine and Re-
Ted Flynn Roy L. Swarzman habilitation at COMS, appears on pages 9, 10, 11
Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa and 12. This is the first in a series of articles
Dr. Walter B. Goff M. E. Wallace about college departments and their relationship
Dunbar. W. V. Des Moines, Iowa with the osteopathic philosophy.
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Principalreasons for the
success of the 1962 AOA convention
were Dr. Charles Naylor
and Dr. W. Clemens Andreen,
COMS graduates of 1933 and 1935.

COMS alumni lead


1962 AOA convention
T WO GRADUATES of the
College of Osteopathic Medi-
Andreen received a plaque hon-
oring him as general practition-
Dr. Elmets was elected presi-
dent-elect of the American Col-
lege of Dermatology and gave
cine and Surgery were the lead- er of 1961. two addresses. Dr. Dodson, who
ers of the 1962 AOA convention Alumni and faculty members is also a member of the college
Jan. 14-19 in Las Vegas, Nev. participating in the convention board of trustees, gave an ad-
Other COMS alumni and faculty program as speakers and panel- dress and served on a panel. Dr.
members were speakers and ists were Dr. Harry Elmets, Kitchen gave a lecture.
panel members. 1946, Des Moines; Dr. Dale Dr. Higley gave an address
Dr. Charles Naylor, 1933, Dodson, 1951, Northfield, Minn.; and was a panelist on a forum
AOA president, and Dr. W. Dr. Neil Kitchen, 1939, Detroit, on neuro-psychiatry. He was
Clemens Andreen, 1935, conven- Mich.; Dr. Harold Higley, named vice-chairman of the
tion program chairman, were COMS professor; and Dr. Wil- American Osteopathic Board of
largely responsible for the suc- liam Strong, medical director at Neurology and Psychiatry after
cess of the meeting. COMS. ending his term as president.
Both doctors have served as Mrs. Strong, AOA Auxiliary Dr. Strong served as a mem-
president of the college alumni president, participated in sever- ber of the AOA board of trus-
association and both received al sessions and two COMS stu- tees. He is a member of the
several awards at Las Vegas. dents, Bill Stanley and James council on development and he
Dr. Naylor became an honorary Grekin, juniors, attended fra- also appeared as a panel mem-
Oklahoma Indian chief and Dr. ternity meetings. ber with Dr. Dodson.

Afn exhibit oy Er. Lynn aImmwln, meaical illus- exhibit was also on display at a meeting in Miami
trator, projecting a paper, "Celestine Blue B as in February. Dzmura is also an instructor in
a Nuclear Stain in Vaginal Exfoliative Cytology," anatomy. Co-authors with Dzmura were Dr. S.D.
by Robert Dzmura, senior student, won first Miroyiannis and Dr. E. A. Burrows.
place among scientific exhibits in Las Vegas. The
Dr. and Mrs. W. V. Goodfellow
smile after Dr. Goodfellow
was honored as the earliest
(1905) graduate of COMS
at the annual alumni luncheon

Luncheon
O NE OF THE LARGEST
groups to attend a COMS
alumni luncheon at a nation-
al AOA meeting apparently en-
joyed visiting with old friends
and hearing about the college
as numerous individuals linger-
ed in conversation after the
meeting was adjourned.
Alumni watched several of
their number receive awards,
heard brief talks by Dr. Clem-
ens Andreen, outgoing presi-
dent; Dr. Charles Naylor, past
president; and Dr. J. R. Forbes,
president.
An attempt was made to re-
cord the names of everyone
present, and a nearly complete
list of those attending the lun-
cheon follows:
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Griffith,
1946, Mableton, Ga.; Dr. James
K. Martin, 1945, Avondale, Ariz;
Dr. Loren C. Hermann, 1950,
Russell, Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. H.
Alumni honor 1905 grad, hear report E. Dresser, 1937, Des Moines,
Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Ga-
A 1905 graduate, Dr . W. V. eign post graduate courses and briel, 1954, Dayton, Ohio; Dr.
Goodfellow, received a long more in-the-field programs. William Costello, 1939, Trenton,
round of applause when he was The president said the faculty Mich.;
presented as the oldest alumnus is an institution's most import- Dr. and Mrs. Norman A.
present at the annual alumni ant asset and announced the ad- Bomengen, 1951, Portland, Ore.;
luncheon in Las Vegas. Dr. and dition of Dr. William Barrows Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Baker,
Mrs. Goodfellow live in Santa as chairman of the department 1950, Greenfield, Iowa; Dr. M.
Barbara, Calif. of surgery. He said several T. Gordon, 1950, Clearfield,
President Merlyn McLaughlin other appointments would be Iowa; Dr. Alice R. Paulsen, 1930,
said 53 freshmen have been ac- announced in the near future. LeMars, Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. Mil-
cepted for next fall which is "The college received about ton R. Snow, 1954, Medford,
twice the number on the same $100,000 from OPF during Ore.; Dr. and Mrs. Campbell A.
date last year. 1961," President McLaughlin Ward, 1927, Mt. Clemens, Mich.;
Prospects for securing land said, "and it was this money Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. John-
within a year appear to be good. that enabled us to attract top son, 1950, Appleton, Wisc.;
The President and Karl Green- faculty members and make Dr. and Mrs. G. P. Peterson,
lee, secretary of the board of needed improvements to attract 1947, Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. and
trustees, outlined plans for the additional research grants." Mrs. Peter Georgeson, 1953, De-
college to urban renewal offi- He said OPF imade up about troit, Mich.; Dr. L. P. Mills,
cials Jan. 30. five per cent of the college bud- 1942, Platte, S.D.; Dr. O. Edwin
The college is considering sev- get, but emphasized that this Owen, 1937, Youngstown, Ohio;
eral locations including: 1. 57 five per cent was making a big Dr. C. W. Millard, 1939, Hills-
acres at Fort Des Moines; 2. 29 difference in the operation of dale, Mich.; Dr. Gerald S. Ros-
acres from the Oakridge Urban the college. enthal, 1946, Ogden, Utah; Dr.
Renewal project; and, 3. a plot President McLaughlin also and Mrs. Ernest O. Bauman,
in northwest Des Moines. announced a r e c e n t $29,080 1936, Salt Lake City, Utah; Dr.
President McLaughlin said grant from the National Insti- Rachel Woods, 1934, Kansas
the college is considering for- tute of Health. City, Mo.;
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attracts nearly 130 alums at Las Vegas
o~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Tedl n el s a a n i
Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. Rutter, Ted Flynn tells alumni,
1941, Central Point, Ore.; Dr. "Board appreciates you."
and Mrs. J. R. Woodmansee,
1944, Beaverton, Ore.; Dr. and
Mrs. J. S. Heatherton, 1944,
Talks to alumni
Gladstone, Ore.; Dr. and Mrs. Ted Flynn, vice-chairman of
David H. Grau, 1932, Muscatine, the college board of trustees,
Iowa; Dr. Paul P. Walter, 1950, told COMS Alumni that board
Lincoln Park, Mich.; Dr. R. M. members have deep respect for
Kotz, 1956, Des Moines, Iowa; the time and support alumni
Dr. Darrell D. Brown, 1955, Des have and are giving to the col-
Moines, Iowa; lege.
Dr. Lee C. Moore, 1952, Pasa- The trustee said alumni sup-
dena, Calif.; Dr. Seymour Soled, port is recognized and appreci-
1956, Maple Hts., Ohio; Dr. ated by the Board. He said,
Bryce E. Wilson, 1949, Des "Such loyalty to a college and to
Moines, Iowa; Dr. H. W. Har- a profession is an inspiration to
nish, 1959, Tulsa, Okla.; Dr. us laymen."
V. A. Mallory, 1949, Yale, Iowa;
Dr. Jack Rennoe, 1951, Colum-
bus, Ohio; Dr. and Mrs. W. V. Officers plan big year for association
Goodfellow, 1905, Santa Bar-
bara, Calif.; Dr. J. C. Bishop, House of delegate members changed dates of meetings to
1926, Mesa. Ariz.; elected two new officers and re- coincide with the new fiscal year
Dr. Donald B. Weir, 1926, appointed another to help Dr. and approved associate mem-
Tempe, Ariz.; Dr. Marcus S. J. R. Forbes, new alumni presi- bers having all the rights and
Gerlach, 1938, Santa Barbara, dent, and the four immediately privileges of alumni with the ex-
Calif.; Dr. and Mrs. M. P. 01- began making plans for the as- ception of a diploma.
lom, 1930, New Braunfels, sociation.
Dr. Paul Rutter was named Remittance of one dollar from
Texas; Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Mon- each dues received from state
ger, 1930, Grand Rapids, Mich.; president-elect and Dr. James associations was approved and
Dr. Jas. P. Brown, 1927, Glen- Haffenden was elected vice-
president. Delegates named Dr. checks have been sent to those
dale, Calif.; Dr. C. A. Means, groups. Officers elected to pay
1935, Marietta, Ga.; Dr. Ken- Stan J. Sulkowski to his second
term as executive secretary- three dollars from every five
neth W. Frye, 1951, Byron Cen- dollars dues payment to the col-
ter, Mich.; treasurer.
Delegates also approved con- lege to help pay Log Book and
See LUNCHEON, page 15 stitutional amendments that Newsletter bills.
ALUMNI OFFICERS: Dr. Haffenden. Dr. Sulkowski. Dr. Forbes and Dr. Rutter.
11 receive alumni awards
AWARDS were presented to Members of the 250 club plan
11 individuals at the annual receiving plaques were Dr. Dale
alumni luncheon Jan. 17 in Las Dodson, 1951, Northfield, Minn.,
Vegas. Presentations included and Dr. Charles Naylor, 1933,
club plan plaques, counselor-at- Ravenna, Ohio. Dr. Irwin Phil-
large certificates and past-presi- lips, 1954, Detroit, Mich., re-
dent awards. ceived his plaque in Las Vegas,
but was unable to attend the
Honorary life membership luncheon.
certificates for alumni who are
65 or older and who have prac- Counselor Awards
ticed at least 30 years were Counselor-at-large certificates
available, but no recipients were were presented to Dr. George
present. Alumni officials are Frison, Sr., DeLand, Fla., and
still seeking alumni eligible for Mrs. Peggy Wilson, Tulsa, Okla.,
this award. for their efforts in recruiting iVlrs. reggy wllson
students and promoting the col-
Club Plan Plaques lege.
Officials awarded s e v e n
plaques to alumni who are mem- Dr. Frison helped establish a
bers of the college 500 and 250 counseling program in Florida
club plans at the meeting. and has been active in organiza-
Plaques will be presented to tional work in his state.
other members at commence- Mrs. Wilson is the widow of
ment in June. Others will be the late Dr. Thomas L. Wilson.
mailed to members of the three Her son, Walt, is a 1957 gradu-
club plans. ate. Mrs. Wilson has been very
active in state and national aux-
Receiving plaques designating iliary circles.
membership in the 500 club
plan were Dr. W. Clemens An- Past President Awards
dreen, 1935, Wyandotte, Mich.; Dr. Charles Naylor and Dr.
Dr. Norman A. Bomengen, 1951, Andreen were presented pen
Portland, Ore.; Dr. Paul Rutter, sets appropriately inscribed to
1941, Central Point, Ore.; and recognize their services as past
Dr. Milton Snow, 1954, Med- presidents of the alumni asso-
ford, Ore. ciation.

CLUB PLAN PLAQUES for Drs. Snow, Rutter, Dodson, Naylor, Bomengen. Dr. George r'rlson
Delegates rename Goff
Dr. Walter B. Goff, 1944, College plans class reunions
Dunbar, W. V., was named to a
second term on the college board
of trustees at the house of dele- for grads at commencement
gates meeting in Las Vegas. Reunions for 10 graduating
Dr. Goff is one of three trus- classes are being planned as a
tees nominated by alumni. Oth- Strong plans program part of 1962 COMS commence-
ers currently serving as alumni "A program designed around ment activities.
representatives are Dr. Paul one of the most outstanding phy- Beginning with the class of
Rutter, 1941, Central Point, sicians in the country in addi- 1912, each fifth year class will
Ore., and Dr. Dale Dodson, 1951, tion to several prominent alumni be honored, which will include
Northfield, Minn. clinicians can be expected for classes for the years 1917, 1922,
the commencement postgradu- 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947,
ate program," according to Dr. 1952 and 1957.
Squibb invests $2,500 William Strong, COMS medical In addition, a reunion will be
A $2,500 grant to the College director. held for the class of 1961. Any
of Osteopathic Medicine and The two-day program will graduate of a class prior to 1912
Surgery from E. R. Squibb and start May 31 and continue is invited to participate in the
Sons was received by college of- through June 1. Commencement 1912 class reunion.
ficials during January. exercises and class reunions will A chairman for each class is
The grant will be used to un- provide other activities for doc- needed and volunteers are asked
de-rwrite the cost of post-doctor- tors attending the program. to submit names to the college
al programs for divisional so- Dr. Strong said a complete public relations office. Mailings
cieties during 1962. The college program and listing of lecturers desired by the chairmen can be
had a $2,500 grant from Squibb will be sent to all alumni in the handled through the college of-
in 1961. near future. fice.

Dr. W. Barrows new college surgeon


Dr. William Barrows, Ontario, teaching clinics in vascular, gery and general surgery.
Calif., will join the college fac- cardiovascular and t h o r a c i c He has also studied at the
ulty April 1 as chairman of the surgery in California, Oregon, Bailey Thoracic Clinic in Phila-
department of surgery and co- Washington, Texas and Mis- delphia, Pa.; Stanford Lane
ordinator of cancer teaching. souri from 1954 to date. Hospital, San Francisco, Calif.,
A 1933 graduate of the Col- Dr. Barrows was a preceptor and in teaching seminars of the
lege of Osteopathic Physicians in two AOA approved training Susan Baker Memorial Cardio-
and Surgeons, Los Angeles, Dr. programs in gynecological sur- vascular Foundation.
Barrows earned the degree of Dr. Barrows is a founding
Fellow from the American Col- member, senior member, mem-
lege of Osteopathic Surgeons in ber of the board of directors
1958. and past president of the Susan
Dr. Barrows interned at Los Baker Memorial Cardiovascular
Angeles County General and Foundation.
served there as assistant, junior He has published four articles
and senior resident. He has in the AOA Journal since 1955.
practiced in Oakland, San Fran- Dr. Barrows has served as presi-
cisco, Santa Barbara and On- dent, program chairman and
tario, Calif. trustee for the COA. He has
His teaching experience in- been or is on the staff -of16 hos-
cludes teaching surgery in in- pitals.
tern training hospitals from In addition to membership in
1950 to date. He has been an several honorary professional
associate professor of surgery groups, Dr. Barrows was ap-
in the graduate schools of COPS pointed to the American Osteo-
since 1954. pathic Board of Surgery in 1960
He was coordinator of the and was recently reappointed
animal surgery program, spon- for a three-year term.
sored by the AOA at the Los The 51-year-old surgeon is a
Angeles college, in 1955. Dr. thirty second degree Mason and
Barrows has presented multiple Dr. William Barrows a Life Member of the Scottish
didactic, clinical and surgical Rite and the Shrine.
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Seal sale mark
Dr. Richard Bond to join staff close to $1,800;
as clinic director and teacher sets new record
Dr. Richard Bond will join Late Christmas Seal Sale re-
the college staff March 15 as turns boosted the 1961 COMS
clinic director and assistant pro- sale to a record high of $1,746,
fessor in medicine. Dr. Bond according to reports from Mrs.
will also be a member of the in-
ternal medicine staff at College Lanette (Ralph) Martin of the
Hospital. Student Wives' Club and Wil-
A specialist in internal medi- liam Stanley, member of Sigma
cine, Dr. Bond is a 1940 gradu- Sigma Phi, chairmen of the
ate of the Philadelphia College COMS Seal Sale committee. Ap-
of Osteopathy. He comes to Des proximately 1,000 packets were
Moines from Bristol, Pa., where
he has been medical director of mailed.
the Delaware Valley Hospital. Money contributed through
Dr. Bond is not a newcomer the purchase of seals supports
to COMS. Last summer he was the AOA Student Loan Fund
the first participant to complete and Research program. The Stu-
a one-month postdoctoral pro-
gram in metabolic diseases, en- dent Loan Fund, which provides
docrinology and hematology. loans for junior and senior stu-
The doctor's teaching experi- dents who meet necessary quali-
ence includes two years formal Dr. Richard Bond fications, is a revolving fund.
training in pediatrics; instruc-
tor in the department of phy-
siology and pharmacology; and
assistant in the department of
Dr. Robert Hill joins faculty
anatomy. All of these positions
were with the Philadelphia Col-
lege.
as part-time clinic assistant
Dr. Robert Hill, 1954 PCO on the staffs of College, Wilden
In addition, Dr. Bond has graduate, became clinic assist- and Des Moines General Hospi-
been serving as director of post- ant at the College of Osteopathic tals.
graduate education at the Dela- Medicine and Surgery Feb. 15.
ware Valley Hospital, a 95-bed Dr. Hill is married and has
institution. He was chief-of- Dr. Hill will be in the clinic two daughters, Linda, 7, and
staff there from 1956 to 1960. weekday afternoons and on Sat- Barbara, 5.
Since 1960 he has served as urday mornings. He is asso-
medical director there. cited with Dr. Stuart Harkness,
Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Bond is a member of the
American Osteopathic Associa- After graduation Dr. Hill in-
tion, the Pennsylvania Osteo- terned at Westside Hospital,
pathic Association and District York, Pa., and managed a gen-
Three of the POA. eral practice near York for three
years.
Af t er completing arrange-
ments for his practice in Bris- Dr. Hill served a residency at
tol, Dr. Bond, his wife Eliza- Westside Hospital in internal
beth, daughter Barbara, and medicine for a year and a half.
son Thomas will move to Des He completed a second year and
Moines this month. a half residency at Des Moines
General Hospital in November
and became associated with Dr.
Harkness.
Medical Maxim A candidate for membership
Iodine given after thyroidec- in the American Osteopathic
tomy appears to have little influ- College of Internal Medicine, Dr.
ence on the basal metabolism, Hill is a member of the AOA,
pulse rate, and body tempera- IOA, POA, Polk County Society
ture. and York County Society. He is Dr. Robert Hill

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"One thing has remained the same, and that
is the basis of the osteopathic concept.
The osteopathic physician considers
the body as a whole. No single part
can function improperly without affecting,
to some extent, the entire body."

Osteopathic concept grows at COMS


' T HERE HAS BEEN a progressive improve-
ment in the teaching and knowledge of os-
knowledge and learning and the additional
help of osteopathic research and more avail-
teopathic principles and techniques the same able diagnostic aids."
as there has been in all phases of medicine," Dr. Curriculum comparisons of 1931-32 and 1961-62
Byron Laycock said in answering a question are used by Dr. Laycock to support his conten-
about the teaching and use of osteopathy today tion that students today are well grounded in the
as compared to 25 or 30 years ago. osteopathic philosophy and are better equipped
Dr. Laycock has been professor of osteopathic to use osteopathic techniques than students were
principles and practice at the College of Osteo- in 1931.
pathic Medicine and Surgery since January, 1940. Students today have seven courses dealing di-
A 1937 graduate of the Kansas City College of rectly with the osteopathic concept, which is four
Osteopathy, Dr. Laycock has lectured and dem- more than students had in 1931. Formal courses
onstrated at postgraduate courses throughout in osteopathic principles and technique continue
the United States and abroad. from the first day of the freshman year through
the junior year today, while students in 1931 re-
"One thing has remained the same," Dr. Lay- ceived their first course in osteopathy as sopho
cock said, "and that is the basis of the osteo- mores.
pathic concept. The osteopathic physician con-
siders the body as a whole. No single part can Today, as in 1931, sudents have the osteopathic
function improperly without affecting, to some concept applied in all clinical courses and as much
extent, the entire body. as possible in the basic science courses. They
have demonstrations by specialists in the osteo-
"Like a machine, the body can function effici- pathic profession and practice these techniques
ently only when in proper adjustment and when in labs before using them in the college clinics.
its chemical needs are satisfied either by food or "We're attempting to have members of all spe-
medical substances. Important objectives in all cialty areas assist with technique labs in the
treatment are the establishment of the proper freshman and sophomore years on a weekly basis
mechanical adjustment of the body and the satis- throughout the semester," Dr. Laycock said.
faction of its chemical needs.
In addition to college faculty members, osteo-
"An adequate circulation is necessary for the pathic specialists in the Des Moines area are
health of a cell, an organ or the body. Without demonstrating techniques especially helpful in
adequate circulation disease will, sooner or later, their fields. Many of these doctors are contribut-
ensue. Therefore, another important objective of ing their time, although part of this program is
all treatment is the establishment of the most supported by a grant.
adequate circulation." Osteopathic research is adding to the knowl-
Dr. Laycock says, "The understanding and edge of what manipulation can do and is proving
use of osteopathic principles and techniques what osteopathic physicians have always con-
are at an all-time high. Students today have tended-that manipulation and the osteopathic
the advantage of 70 years of osteopathic See Osteopathic Concept Grows, page 12
The faculu reconnizesl that, faoit' OQen
(yn 4no"7n, " 6
An important premise...
"An adequate circulation is necessary for the health
of a cell, an organ or the body. Without
adequate circulation disease will, sooner or
later, ensue. Therefore, another important
objective of all treatment is the establishment
of the most adequate circulation."

Dr. Laycock says, "The


understanding and use
of osteopathic principles
and techniques are at
an all-time high. . .. "

Future physicians listen, watch, and pract

Students practice techniques after watching demonstrations.


)r. Joseph Peterson, 1937, Waterloo, Iowa, contrzoutes knowtelage extenaef oy ypra(cLUi.

" .. Students today have


the advantage of 70 years
of osteopathic knowledge
and learning ... "

Dr. William Strong


Dr. DarrellBrown, COMS Medical Director
Visiting lecturer
from Des Moines
Dr. Elizabeth Burrows
College OB Specialist
Photos by E. Lynn Baldwin
Dr. Laycock and Marvin Sch
sophomore, work with a pati
in the rehabilitation departs

Osteopathic concept grows...


CONTINUED from page 9
concept have much to offer the nation's health
care.
Dr. Laycock said, "There is also a progres-
sive increase in osteopathic research and
more money is becoming available, although
there is a shortage of available personnel."
Members of the osteopathic medicine depart-
rent are collaborating with Dr. William Hewitt,
director of research, on an investigation involving
manipulation and drugs as a means for altering
blood flow through the brain. Two students are
studying the use of osteopathic manipulative
therapy in psychiatry under Dr. Harold Higley,
associate professor of psychiatry.
"Although some osteopathic physicians may
not be using manipulation as much as they could,"
Dr. Laycock said, "this is probably because of the
increased work load of all physicians due to a
shortage of doctors throughout the nation."
"Better diagnosis resulting in more discrimi-
nate use of manipulation and the increased use
of drugs have also reduced the amount of manip-
ulative therapy the average D.O. uses," he said.
The trend towards specialty work has, in many
instances, reduced the use of manipulative thera-
py by these doctors, Dr. Laycock said, but he
added, "Manipulation has a place in the treatment
of almost all illness."
Dr. Laycock emphasized, "Any time a
nerve or blood vessel is involved in a patient's Ultrasound treatments are among several
illness or discomfort, a manipulative tech- adjuvants available in the college clinic. Stanley
nique would probably be valuable." Sackner, senior, and Julian Kutinsky, junior,
A firm believer in the value of manipulative are shown using the machine.
techniques, Dr. Laycock cites case histories that
prove the value of manipulation. He is convinced
that the osteopathic concept has much to offer
health care. He is equally convinced that stu-
dents today are receiving a better osteopathic
education than students of any era.
"Alumni have only to visit our classes to see
that there has been a progressive improvement
in the teaching and knowledge of osteopathic
principles and techniques," Dr. Laycock said. "We
welcome alumni to visit our classes and to demon-
strate techniques they have found especially
helpful."

Dr. Henry Ketman and Dr. Laycock study


an x-ray to confirm a diagnosis.
College officials honor 56 employees
Fifty-six employees of the
College of Osteopathic Medicine
and Surgery were honored at
the annual employees Christmas
party held Dec. 20 at the Des
Moines Club.
Certificates of Appreciation
were presented by Ted Flynn,
Vice-Chairman of the COMS
Board of Trustees, to employees
who had completed 5, 10, 15 or
20 years of service as of Dec. 1.
"We are proud of our employees
and most appreciative of the
fine work they have done and
are doing for the institution,"
Flynn said as he told of the
progress of COMS.
It is planned to award certi-
ficates to employees each year
as they complete each five year
service.
Those receiving certificates
for the first year of presenta-
tion include:
Five Years: Louise Allen,
Pearl Christian, Melvin Craw-
The Years come and go
ford, Dr. Milton J. Dakovich, At least 15 years have come and gone for six COMS employees
Iva French, Helen Galbreath, since they started work at the college. The "oldtimers" of the col-
Hilda B. Green, Oradell Henry, lege staff are (standing) Dr. Henrye Ketman, x-ray; Cecil Looney,
Lucy J. Honeywell, Dr. Harold business manager; Elsie Stoner, hospital staff;( seated) Dr. John
Higley, Mary Belle Hutton, Vera Shumaker, dean; Dr. Byron Laycock, professor of osteopathy, and
L. Johnson, Elsie Ketcham, Jo- Dorothy Stahl, clinic surgical secretary. Dr. Laycock is the dean
hanna Laycock, Enid McConnell, of the "oldtimers" with 22 years of service.
Helen McCormick, Ida Millers,
Dr. Stanley Miroyiannis, Nette
Neve, Sue O'Brien, George Price,
Gene Ryles, Hilda Savereid,
Dr. John Seibert, Leah Snell,
Son s limerick causes chuckles
Willie Suggs, Marian Szczerecki, A hobby of comparing and ac- with a certain amount of glee,
Karl Waschewski. quiring limericks can be inter- that for once the dean didn't
esting, stimulating and occa- have the last word.
Ten Years: Fannie Anderson,
Lynn Baldwin, Donna Berg, sionally amusing as Dr. John
Henry Beuford, Janet Davis, Shumaker, COMS dean, discov-
Betty Everett, Venna C. Houser, ered last week. 3 present program
Dr. Jen-Yah Hsie, Lenore John- The dean's son, Dr. Jack Three COMS faculty members
son, Grace Klemme, Mary Bell Shumaker, Washington, D.C., presented a postgraduate pro-
Kenderdine, B e t ty LaFary, composed the following limerick gram Feb. 24 at Mt. Clemens,
Gladyce Lage, Basil McDowell, after seeing a picture of COMS Mich. for the Macomb County
Rowan McDonald, Emilio Ni- employees who had been at the Society. The program was sup-
cola, Almon Parmenter, Janet- college 15 years or longer. ported financially by E. R.
ta Snedden, Neva Southard, A dean who had quite enough Squibb and Sons.
Hazel Thomas, Dr. John Ware, of smiling for pictures said,
Lucille Williams. Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, chair-
"Stough"
man of the department of ,ob-
Fifteen Years: Dr. Henry "Now 'cheese' is okay
stetrics and gynecology, Dr.
Ketman, Cecil Looney, Dr. John for a film star to say,
Harold Higley, chairman of the
Shumaker, Dorothy Stahl, Elsie but a dean should look surly
department of psychiatry, and
Stoner. and grouph".
Dr. Ronald Woods, acting chair-
Twenty Years: Dr. Byron Fellow COMS administrators man of the department of surg-
Laycock. and f a c u l t y members noted, ery, presented the program.
13
Dr. J.B.Baker
serves college
and profession
By Alvira Lunsford
When Dr. Joseph B. Baker of
Greenfield, Iowa, was one of the
first osteopathic physicians in
the area to be designated as a
Federal A v i a t i o n Examiner,
those who know him weren't
surprised because they knew
that he was well qualified for it
and is a person with a record
for doing many things well.
Dr. Baker is a 1950 COMS About $750 in profits from the annual Valentine Benefit Ball
graduate and is presently serv- sponsored by the Auxiliary to The Polk County (Iowa) Society of
ing as a member of the College's Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons will be given to COMS. Com-
Board of Trustees. He is also a mittee members responsible for the Ball's success were (back row)
Trustee for District II of the Mrs. Mary (Cecil) Looney, Mrs. Clara (Jean) LeRoque, Mrs. Ellen
Iowa Society of Osteopathic (Lloyd) Ficke, Mrs. Jo (Ralph) Gaudio, Mrs. Val (Joseph) Dykstra,
Physicians and Surgeons. Mrs. Celeste (George) Keays; (front row) Mrs. Shirley (Milton)
He was born in Lindsay On- Dakovich, Mrs. Ruth (J. R.) McNerney, Mrs. Florence (Glenn) Bigs-
tario, Canada, and is now a citi- by and Mrs. Jean (Thomas) Henn.
zen of the United States. He is
married to the former Helen
Hennessey, also of Lindsay On-
tario, Canada. Mrs. Baker, a
Benefit ball brings $750 to college
registered nurse, served as Asst. gold County (Iowa) Hospital.
Superintendent of Nurses at The 16th annual Valentine
College Hospital in Des Moines In addition to his professional Benefit Ball sponsored by the
from 1946-1950. Dr. and Mrs. activities, Dr. Baker manages to Auxiliary to the Polk County
Baker are the parents of four find time to participate as a (Iowa) Society of Osteopathic
boys and one girl. member of the Knights of Co- Physicians and Surgeons at-
lumbus, Atlas Club, Lions Club, tracted a large crowd Feb. 10 in
During World War II, Dr. Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of Des Moines.
Baker served as a Pilot officer America and the Greenfield
in the Royal Canadian Air George E. O'Malley, state
Service Club. senator; William J. Denman,
Force. He has retained his in-
terest in flying and is serving state representative; Ray Han-
as the National Secretary-Treas- rahan, state representative; Dr.
urer of the Flying Osteopathic James F. Speer, Polk County di-
Physicians Association, and is rector of health; Dr. Leonard
President of the Adair County Strong, director of research for
(owa) Pilots Association. the AOA, and six members of
the college board of trustees
Dr. Baker's enthusiasm for were among many lay people at-
his chosen profession is evi- tending the dinner-dance.
denced by his active member-
ships in the American Osteo- Profits from the ball will go
pathic Association, Iowa Society to the college. Mrs. Mary (Cecil)
of Osteopathic Physicians and Looney was program chairman
Surgeons, American College of for the event. Mrs. Jo (Ralph)
General Practitioners in Osteo- Gaudio is president of the Polk
pathic Medicine and Surgery County Auxiliary.
and is a candidate for member-
ship in the American Osteo-
pathic College of Anesthesiolo- Medical Maxim
gists. He is a staff anesthetist
for the Adair County (Iowa) In potentially malignant le-
Memorial Hospital and a con- sions the advice should be "let's
sulting anesthetist for the Ring- Dr. Joseph Baker look" rather than "let's wait."
14
Staff, doctors contribute periodicals
Mrs. Mary Bell Kenderdine, Health Journal," of which Her
COMS librarian, reports that Majesty, the Queen, is the Pa-
Luncheon . during 1961 several staff mem- tron.
bers and doctors have donated Other contributors and peri-
Continued from page 5 valuable periodicals to the li- odicals donated include Dr.
Dr. M. Louise Miller, 1950, brary. Mark Goldie, assistant profes-
Tucson, Ariz.; Dr. and Mrs. One of the largest contribu- sor in physiology, "Bulletin of
Dale Dodson, 1951, Northfield, tions was made by Dr. Stanley Atomic Science;" Dr. William
Minn.; Dr. Homer M. Freder- Miroyiannis, professor in anato- Hewitt, professor in pharma-
icks, 1934, Tucson, Ariz.; Dr. my, who gave his collection of cology, "Proceedings of the So-
J. W. Peterson, 1937, Waterloo, back files and current issues of ciety for Experimental Biology
Iowa; Dr. J. B. Miller, 1938, the following periodicals: "Sci- and Medicine;" Dr. Harold Hig-
Flint, Mich.; Dr. D. R. Stenin- ence;" "Military Medicine ;" ley, professor in psychiatry,
ger, 1930, Phoenix. Ariz.; Dr. "Journal of Mammology," and "American Journal of Clinical
L. 0. LaRiccia, 1958, North "American Scientist." Hypnosis ;" Dr. John Shumaker,
Olmsted, Ohio; Dr. Stanley A. In addition, Dr. Miroyiannis Dean, reslue 5neet, urug Re-
Ozog, 1958, Detroit, Mich.; is donating copies of the "Am- search Reports;" and Dr. Jean
Dr. Geoffrey T. Lawrence, erican Association of History LeRoque, Des Moines, "General
1940, Tolleson, Ariz.; Dr. and Professors Bulletin;" "Endeav- Practice."
Mrs. P. E. Walley, 1930, Albu- our," a quarterly review pub-
querque, N. M.; Dr. and Mrs. lished in five languages designed Medical Maxim
R. L. Martin, 1922, Montpelier, to record the progress of the Patients with Addison's dis-
Vt.; Dr. John M. Woods, 1923, sciences in the service of man- ease are often charged with be-
Kansas City, Mo.; Dr. Angela kind, and the "Royal Society of ing psychoneurotics.
McCreary, 1914, Omaha, Neb.;
Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Iverson
1939, Gallup, N. M.;
Dr. John W. Price, 1942, Al-
buquerque, N.M.; Dr. Paul V.
Wynn, 1931, Carlsbad, N. M.;
Dr. and Mrs. Stan J. Sulkowski,
1948, Kansas City, Mo.; Dr. and
Mrs. James Haffenden, 1952,
Battle Creek, Mich.; Dr. and
Mrs. Charles Naylor, 1933, Ra-
venna, Ohio; Dr. and Mrs. Clem-
ens Andreen, 1935, Mt. Clemens,
Mich.; and Dr. and Mrs. J. R.
Forbes, 1935, Phoenix, Ariz.
Guests were Dr. George W.
Frison, Sr., PCO 1933, DeLand,
Fla.; Mrs. Russell Glaser, St.
Louis, Mo.; Mrs. C. Darrell Wil-
son, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. J. F.
Routsong, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs.
Thomas L. Wilson, Tulsa, Okla.;
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rutter,
Conneaut, Ohio; Ronald P.
Borugin, Tucson, Ariz.; and Dr.
and Mrs. Richard Eby, COPS
1937, Pomona, Calif. 'No, we want to thank your profession...'
College faculty and adminis- Gov. Nelson Rockefeller shakes hands with Dr. Ronald Woods,
trators present were Dr. and COMS surgeon, during a recent Des Moines visit. Dr. Woods told
Mrs. William Strong; Dr. and the Republican New York governor, "I want to thank you and your
Mrs. H. E. Higley; Dr. Merlyn family for all you have done for the osteopathic profession." The
McLaughlin, p r e s i d e n t; Ted governor replied, "No, we want to thank your profession for all you
Flynn, vice-chairman board of have done for us." Mrs. Dorothy Haynes, secretary to Dr. Woods,
trustees, and Jack Backer, di- is an interested observer. COMS and the other osteopathic colleges
rector of public relations. have received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation.
15
Group names five
to committees
Members of the alumni house
of delegates named three alum-
ni to the executive committee,
and Dr. J. R. Forbes, president,
named two alums to the 1963
nominating committee at a re-
cent meeting in Las Vegas.
Dr. Robert Johnson, 1950,
Appleton, Wis.; Dr. Paul Kim-
berly, 1940, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; and Dr. Norman Bomen-
gen, 1951, Portland, Ore., are
executive committee members.
Dr. Eugene Keig, 1933, St.
Petersburg, Fla., and Dr. M. P.
Ollom, 1930, New Braunfels,
Texas, join Dr. Clemens An-
dreen, 1935, Wyandotte, Mich.,
immediate p as t-president, on
the nominating committee.
Dr. John C. Agnew, 1933, Des Moines, Iowa, confers with Dr.
Merlyn McLaughlin, COMS president, about a series of career-
guidance programs being planned in the state by the Iowa Society PCA invests $100
of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeans. Dr. Agnew is chairman The Polk County (Iowa)
of the committee. High school counselors and principals will be in- Auxiliary recently invested $100
vited, in the book "Opportunities in
Osteopathy" by Lawrence Mills,
Society plans guidance programs director of the AOA office of
education, and members distri-
buted the book to county junior
Guidance p r o g r a m sat 11 and senior high schools, Des
sites in Iowa are being organ- Award to Schwartz Moines libraries, three local col-
ized by the Iowa Society of Os- Dr. John P. Schwartz, Sr., leges and county legislators.
teopathic Physicians and Sur- Des Moines, Iowa, was one of
geons in an attempt to provide Thirty copies were given to
three osteopathic physicians to the Health Education Division
information to high school coun- receive distinguished service
selors about osteopathy and of the college and these were in-
awards at the AOA convention cluded in educational packets
COMS. in Las Vegas.
Each counseling program will mailed in response to requests
include dinner for about 100 A former C 0 M S faculty for literature.
counselors, a college counselor member, Dr. Schwartz is a 1919
as a speaker, a medical counsel- graduate of the American
or as a speaker, a question and School of Osteopathy. His son, Two groups tour
answer session and a movie John, Jr., is a 1954 COMS grad-
uate. Nurses and a high school bi-
about osteopathy. The coun- ology club were among the lat-
selors will be guests of the So- est groups to tour the college
ciety. and clinic. Tours are being
Group plans meeting planned for other nurses ana
high school groups.
Students start paper The eighteenth annual meet-
ing of the Eastern Study Con- Plans are also being made for
"The Pulse", new student ference, a division of the Am- special tours by Des Moines
newspaper at COMS, was born erican College of Osteopathic business and professional peo-
last month and will be published Internists, will be held at the ple.
monthly during the academic Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia,
year. Pa., March 16, 17 and 18. Tours include a brief history
of osteopathy and COMS by Dr.
The 6-page, 8i½ x 11 inch pa- Physicians wanting more in- John Shumaker, dean; tours and
per is being edited by Norman formation or interested in ad- explanation of facilities by
Rose, junior. The paper will vance registration should write members of Sigma Sigma Phi,
carry student news, editorials to Dr. Ralph Tomei, 3533 Ryan and a movie on the osteopathic
and cartoons. Ave., Philadelphia, 36, Pa. profession.
16
Class notes highlight alumni activity
Dr. H. K.
1907
Rydell, Minneapolis,
1927
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Park, Marietta,
Wise doctors invest
Minn., recently forwarded a $100 Ohio, attended graduation exercises 500 Club Members
Dr. W. Clemens Andreen, '35, Wyandotte, Mich.
check from Miss Marie E. Owens, at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Dr. Norman A. Bomengen, '51, Portland, Ore.
his patient, for use by the college. Nov. 18, for their son who graduated Dr. Emil Braunschweig, '37, El Cajon, Calif.
Miss Owens has b en a regular con- Dr. Dr. Kermit Davidson, '49, Scottsdale, Ariz.
with a D. S. degree in Astrophysics. Dr. L. A. Deitrick, '41, Bison, S. D.
tributor to COMS. Dr. Edward A. Felmlee, '52, Tulsa, Okla.
1932 Dr. Walter B. Goff, '44, Dunbar, W. V.
1912 Dr. Robert J. Hindman, '51, Plymouth, Mich.
Dr. Frank Shaffer, Salina, Kans., Dr. Neil R. Kitchen, '39, Detroit, Mich.
Members of the class of 1912 re- attended a two-day postgraduate pro- Dr. E. A. Purtzer, '31, Scottsbluff, Nebr.
ceived telegrams on January 25, con- Dr. Paul T. Rutter, '41, Central Point, Ore.
gram at Wichita, Kans., Dec. 2 and 3. Dr. Milton R. Snow, '54 Medford, Ore.
gratulating them on the 50th anniver- The program was presented by COMS
sary of their graduation. Receiving 350 Club Members
faculty members and sponsored by E. Dr. E. E. Johnson, '40, Espanola, N. M.
telegrams were Drs. Josephine Arm- R. Squibb and Sons. Dr. Orva O. Wentling, '42, Erie Pa.
strong, Omaha, Neb.; A. W. Clow, 250 Club Members
Washington, Iowa; S. G. Crandell, Dr. and Mrs. David H. Grau, Mus- Dr. James A. Barnett, '46, Des Moines, Iowa
Wooster, Ohio; G. G. Elliott, Toronto, catine, Iowa, recently requested a new Dr. Paul Benien, '26, Tulsa, Okla.
supply of brochures about COMS and Dr. W. J. Blackler, '48, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Canada; T. T. Jones, Wayne, Nebr.; Dr. James Booth, '43, Waukesha, Wis.
E. 0. Jorstad, Marshall, Minn.; Bertha the osteopathic profession. They dis- Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, (COPS), Des Moines,
Rocine, Portland, Ore.; Pauline Win- tribute this educational materal to Iowa
Dr. Joseph W. Clark, '27, Delphos, Ohio
ters, Rockford, Illinois, and E. C. Dy- prospective students and to patients. Dr. G. A. Dierdorff, '43, Sunnyside, Wash.
mond, Jackson, Minn. Dr. Dale Dodson, '51, Northfield, Minn.
1934 Dr.
Dr.
Paul E. Dunbar, '51, Paducah, Ky.
George Evans, '54, Norwalk, Ohio
1916 Dr. H. L. Gulden, Ames, Iowa, was Dr. T. Bruce Farmer, '35, Des Moines, Iowa
Dr. Harold J. Long, Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Beryl Freeman, '39, Des Moines, Iowa
recent visitor to the college. Dr. Gul- Dr. Don R. Hickey, '36, Bayard, Iowa
was recently awarded a life member- den brightened the second floor of the Dr. E. M. Iverson, '39, Gallup, N. M.
ship in the American College of Osteo- college building with a Poinsettia at Dr. George E. Jackson, '51, Detroit, Mich.
Dr. Jean F. LeRoque, '40, Des Moines, Iowa
pathic Surgeons. Christmas. Dr. J. R. McNerney, '37, West Des Moines,
Iowa
1922 1935 Dr. T. P. McWilliams, '43, Tucson, Ariz.
Dr. Fergus Mayer, '51, Des Moines, Iowa
Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Jayne, Painesville, Dr. Charles L. Naylor, '33, Ravenna, Ohio
Dr. W. Clemens Andreen, Wyan-
Ohio, attended a football brunch held dotte, Mich., past-president of the
Dr. Irwin Phillips, '54, Detroit, Mich.
Dr. Joseph H. Sage, '52, Solon, Ohio
at the Shaker Heights Country Club Dr. J. P. Schwartz, Sr., (ASO), Des Moines,
COMS National Alumni Association,
Sunday, Nov. 26, before the Browns- was named President of the Michigan
Iowa
Dr. Sara E. Sutton, '53, Renwick, Iowa
Giants game. Association of Osteopathic Physicians Dr. Bryce E. Wilson, '49, Des Moines, Iowa
Dr. Verne J. Wilson, '36, Des Moines, Iowa
1923 and Surgeons. Dr. Don Young, '44, Mt. Sterling, Ohio
Dr. Harold E. Clybourne, Columbus,
Ohio, participated as a faculty mem-
ber for the American Osteopathic
Academy of Orthopedics symposium
Feb. 14-15 in Columbus. Dr. Clay-
bourne also served as a lecturer for
the five-day Clinical Assembly of the
American College of Osteopathic Sur-
geons in Denver, Col., Oct. 29 - Nov.
2.

1924
Dr. J. E. Weimers, Marietta, Ohio,
has been granted a life membership
in the Ohio Osteopathic Association.
He became eligible for this honor due
to his age and continuous member-
ship in the OOA. A certificate will be
presented to him at the May meeting
in 1962.
Dr. Sam H. Seibov, St. Louis, Mo.,
is a trustee of the St. Louis Osteo-
pathic Association.

1926
Dr. A. L. Quest, Augusta, Kans., Students cause of $50 gift
was one of 40 Kansas osteopathic phy- Students can be a college's greatest public relations medium and
sicians who participated in a two-day
postgraduate program at Wichita,
students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery were
Kans., Dec. 2 and 3. The program was responsible (unknowingly) for a $50 Christmas gift to the College
presented by COMS faculty members from Harry and Mary Miller, proprietors of Bambino's Restaurant in
and was sponsored by E. R. Squibb Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are shown presenting the check to
and Sons. Al Rosenthal and Herb Fichman, senior students.
17
1951
Busy a ums earn recognition, Dr. Jack Rennoe, Columbus, Ohio,
participated as a faculty member for
the American Osteopathic Academy of

participate in varied events Orthopedics symposium Feb. 14-15 in


Columbus.
Dr. S. R. Adler, Hallandale, Fla.,
1935 1943 has been appointed as an Aviation
Dr. William Rankin, Sr., Marietta, Dr. Henry G. Shade, Dayton, Ohio, Medical Examiner in Florida.
Ohio, was appointed as a delegate to has been elected a member of the Dr. Thomas Reed, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
the AOA from Ohio. Board of Education at West Carroll- was elected vice-president of the Ok-
ton. lahoma Osteopathic Association.
1936 1944
Dr. Robert Gibson, Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Donald W. Young, Mount Ster- 1952
is serving as state treasurer for the ling, Ohio, is the newest member of Dr. H. M. Don has moved from
Ohio Chapter of the American College the college 250 Club Plan. He is the Phoenix, Ariz., to Hennessey, Okla.,
of General Practitioners. 41st club plan member and the 27th where he is a general practitioner.
member of the 250 Club.
1937 Dr. Robert Eggert, Columbus, Ohio,
1946 of the Department of Radiology at
Dr. Emil Braunschweig, El, Ca-
jon, Calif'., paid his annual visit to Dr. John R. Snyder, Dayton, Ohio, Doctors Hospital, was recently noti-
the college during the Christmas holi- was a speaker at the Fifth Annual fied of his certification by the Osteo-
days. Dr. Braunschweig is a member Obstetrical and Gynecological Seminar pathic Board of Radiology.
of the college 500 club plan. on January 13-14 in Cleveland, Ohio.
1948 1953
1939 Dr. Stan J. Sulkowski, Kansas City, Dr. J. Dudley Chapman, Warrens-
Dr. Neil R. Kitchen, Detroit, Mich., Mo., is serving as the executive secre- ville Heights, Ohio, was a speaker at
has changed his membership in the tary-treasurer of the Jackson County the Fifth Annual Obstetrical and
college 350 Club Plan to the 500 Club. Osteopathic Association. Gynecological Seminar Jan. 13-14 in
He is the 12th member of the 500 Cleveland.
.1949#
Club. Dr. Vance Walters, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Mrs. John L. Platt, a patient of Dr.
participated as a faculty member for
Kermit Davidson, Scottsdale, Ariz.,
1940 the American Osteopathic Academy
has contributed $10 for cancer re-
Dr. Glen Walker, Sedalia, Mo., is search at COMS in memory of Fran- of Orthopedics symposium Feb. 14-15
serving as vice-president of the West ces Featherstone. Mrs. Platt reports in Columbus, Ohio.
Central Missouri Osteopathic Associa- the contribution was suggested by Dr. Dr. Richard B. Ballinger has been
tion. Davidson. elected chief-of-staff of Parkview Hos-
pital, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Ballinger's
1941 1950 father. Dr. Charles Ballinger, now
Dr. Lester R. McNichols, general Dr. and Mrs. Aaron L. Katz, Sioux executive director of the College of
practitioner, recently moved from City, Iowa, announced the adoption of Osteopathic Surgeons in Coral Gables,
Phoenix, Ariz., to Hennessey, Okla. a daughter, Ruth Debra, Feb. 1. She Fla., was chief-of-staff of Parkview
was born Jan. 10. Hospital several years ago.
Dr. Jack E. Miller, Dayton, Ohio,
attended the meetings of the Osteo-
pathic College of Ophthalmology and
Otorhinolarynology at Bal Harbor,
Fla., Sept. 25-27.
Dr. Robert E. Sowers, Warren,
Ohio, was a speaker at the Fifth An-
nual Obstetrical and Gynecological
Seminar Jan. 13-14 in Cleveland,
Ohio.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Rutter, Central
Point, Ore., recently announced the
arrival of Herbert Antone to their
family. Dr. Rutter, a member of the
college board of trustees, says Her-
bert plans to matriculate at COMS
about 1980.
Dr. Charles Stull, Geneva, Ohio, at-
tended the postgraduate course in
heart disease held at Kirksville Col-
lege in November.
COMS promotes 16 programs
COMS promoted 16 postgraduate programs across the United
1942 States during 1961. Dr. Joseph McNerney, Dr. Byron Laycock and
Dr. Leslie E. Stiles, Carl Jet., Mo., Dr. William Strong, COMS faculty members, discuss a program held
is currently serving as president of in Wichita, Kans. with David Blackin and Earle V. Core, Jr., E. R.
the Southwest Missouri Osteopathic Squibb representatives. Squibb provided funds to sponsor several
Association. college programs.
18
1953
Dr. A. W. Conway, Dayton, Ohio,
has been named representative to the
staff executive committee of Grand-
view Hospital in Dayton.
Dr. R. C. Blackwell, Troy, Mo., is
serving as vice-president of the Cen-
tral Missouri Osteopathic Association.

1954
Dr. Richard Junkermann, Hilliards,
Ohio, recently completed a new clinic
building which includes, in addition to
his office, a dentist and a beauty shop.
Dr. S. A. Gabriel, Dayton, Ohio, has
been named representative to the staff
executive committee of Grandview
Hospital in Dayton.
Dr. Stacy S. Lloyd, Toledo, Ohio,
has been elected secretary-treasurer
of Parkview Hospital in Toledo.
Dr. John J. Nadaud, Toledo, Ohio, Kirksville grad invests in COMS
has been named to the executive com- A 1943 Kirksville graduate, Dr. Edward L. Chappell, Clear Lake,
mittee of Parkview Hospital.
Iowa, chats with Joe Major, COMS student council president, after
1955 presenting the college with a $500 check from the E. E. Chappell
Dr. John L. Rutherford returned to Foundation, which was established in memory of Edward's father.
his pediatrics practice at the Denver Since 1953 the college has received $4,700 from the Foundation.
Clinic in Tulsa, Okla., after a two
year residency at Grandview Hospital, 1960 Dr. Harry Elmets, Des Moines, was
Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Rutherford visited named President-elect of the Ameri-
Dr. Lester Mullens, Dayton, Ohio,
COMS in January when he and Mrs. can Osteopathic College of Derma-
was a speaker at the October 5th
Rutherford were in Des Moines to tology, and Chairman of the American
attend the fiftieth wedding anniver- Career Day held at Westwood School
in Dayton. Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, at
sary of Mrs. Rutherford's parents. the annual AOA convention. Dr.
Dr. Robert A. Livonia, Kezar Falls, Elmets, 1946 COMS graduate, is serv-
1956 Maine, published an article "Blood ing as an associate clinical professor
Dr. William Rankin, Jr., Marietta, Dyscrasia-Latrogenic Diseases," in in Dermatology at the college.
Ohio, attended a Fall Refresher the February issue of the Journal of
Course in Toledo in October. Osteopathy. He discusses some of the Dr. Marshall H. Sonesen, New Or-
Dr. J. Z. Schmidt, Kissimee, Fla., more common side effects of drugs, leans, La., opened a new medical
has been appointed as an Aviation such as aplastic anemia, agranulocy- building in the New Orleans East
Medical Examiner in Florida. tosis and hemolytic syndrome. area earlier this year. Dr. Sonesen, a
graduate of CCO. received his Major
Dr. Werner E. Doberenz, Elkhart, Surgical Postgraduate training at Des
Ind., is serving as a Trustee of the Associate Member Moines (Iowa) General Hospital and
Indiana Association of Osteopathic Dr. J. M. MacLeod, Moncton, N.B., later served as Resident House Phy-
Physicians and Surgeons. Canada, is interested in finding an sician and Instructor for the Externs
Dr. Herbert Miller is now associated osteopathic physician who would like at the College and Hospital for three
with Drs. Rankin and Rankin, Mus- to locate in his area. Dr. MacLeod years.
kingum Drive, Marietta, Ohio. has practiced in Canada 41 years and
An article entitled "Experiences is interested in going into semi-re- Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, chairman of
with Myocardial Infraction at Des tirement. He states, "I would be glad the department of obstetricts and
Moines General Hospital, 1955 to to assist anyone and turn my office gynecology, was chairman of the com-
1959" by Dr. Robert Kreamer, lecturer over to him as well." He said a new mittee for Inter-College OB Depart-
in medicine at COMS, appeared in the clause was added to the medical act ments February 19-22 at the Ameri-
January issue of the AOA Journal. in 1958 that will allow a D.O. nearly can College of Osteopathic Obstetri-
complete practice rights. cians and Gynecologists meeting in
Dr. Dale Keighley, Dayton, Ohio, Miami, Fla.
attended a recent session of the East-
ern States Proctology Society in Faculty Notes Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin, president,
Washington, D. C. An article entitled "Conceptive spoke to three Des Moines groups in
Dr. William Rankin, Jr. and Dr. Medicine: Historic and Philosophic February. He talked to the Drake So-
William
Backgrounds of Osteopathy and Em- cial Science Club, the Iowa Soil Con-
Rankin, Sr. ('35) recently
spent two days deer hunting in Penn- piricism," written by Dr. William servation group and to the Clover Hill
sylvania. Hewitt, professor of pharmacology, High School students.
appeared in the January issue of D. O.
The article was based on a chapter
1959 contributed by Dr. Hewitt to the Medical Maxim
Dr. Bill C. Stoerkel, Plainville, Ohio, forthcoming book, "Studies in Osteo- In abdominal injury, a white
is serving as secretary-treasurer of pathic Manipulative Therapy and the blood cell count above 20,000
Northeastern Ohio General Hospital Autonomic Nervous System" by Dr. should arouse suspicion of in-
at North Madison, Ohio. George M. McCole. jury of the spleen.
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at Des Moines, Iowa

LOS BOOK
722 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines 9, Iowa

Improvements continue at college


Improvements in s e v e r a physical medicine and rehabli- chines. This space is on the third
areas should be apparent to tation department and an addi- floor of the college building in
alumni returning for commence- tional examining room for the what was part of the library.
ment in June with the most ob- department of obstetrics and Space on the first floor of the
vious being the paint job on the gynecology. college building was remodeled
hospital and the new clinic ad- The medical illustration de- to accommodate research equip-
missions office. oartment has two new rooms. ment for the biochemistry de-
Sigma Sigma Phi members One is used by students and partment.
painted the hospital white about faculty for viewing films and The out-patient area and re-
a year after doing the same to listening to tapes. The second is
used by E. Lynn Baldwin, medi- ception room for College Hos-
the clinic.
cal illustrator, for photomicro- pital have been enlarged and re-
The former drug store and modeled.
snack shop has been renovated graphy and motion picture edit-
and turned into a clinic admis- ing. Most of the remodeling and
sions office and reception room. Students now have a lounge enlarging of quarters was ac-
Other clinic improvements in- and study room and a lunch complished by the college main-
clude an enlarged area for the room equipped with vending ma- tenance staff.

Admissions office replaces drug store


Visitors to the college clinic now enter a register patients while Walter Siparin, student
bright, newly remodeled admissions office where doctor, checks a patient's record. The remodel-
a drug store had been operated for years. Betty ing was done by members of the college mainten-
Wells and Dorothy Stark accept payment and ance staff.
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Editor says students key to future
The future of osteopathic medicine will be de-
termined largely by the kind of physicians our
osteopathic institutions produce. Our continu- Remaining separate is important
ing growth, now and in the years to come, will The following excerpt was written by Dr. W. C. An-
depend on the kind of young people we attract dreen, 1935, as president of the Michigan Osteopathic
to the study of osteopathic medicine, and the Association and printed as part of the President's Message
kind of training we give them. As a profession, in the April issue of the Michigan Osteopathic Journal.
to see to this is our responsibility. Osteopathy did not achieve its present status
If osteopathic medicine is to proceed in the by imitating others, nor by pretending to be some-
direction set for it by repeated pronouncements thing else. It achieved its status by being osteo-
of the House of Delegates of the American Osteo- pathic medicine and by being proud of it.
pathic Association, it is not enough that students Remaining separate has to mean something
be interested merely in becoming doctors. Our more than having a different name and a different
students need to be the exceptional people who set of principles of health care practice. Physi-
want to become osteopathic physicians. cians have the broad responsibility of advising
The role of osteopathic education is not to pro- the public and providing leadership on all the
duce the usual doctor, nor is it the responsibility social issues directly concerned with health and
of osteopathic institutions to enroll students who with health care practice.
want merely an orthodix medical education. Such The "separateness" of the osteopathic profes-
students will be a problem to themselves and to sion entails the assumption of this responsibility
the profession. by the profession.
As understanding of osteopathic medicine
spreads, we can achieve medical greatness by en-
gaging in an all-out search for students who have Cover symbolizes team approach
it in them to become physicians of superior qual-
ity and attainments. The fact that we are a mi- The team approach to the teaching of chem-
nority group, with only five colleges in the United istry and physiology - chemophysiology-was
States, can become an asset. symbolized on film by E. Lynn Baldwin, chief,
This era of man calls for more than orthodox department of medical illustration. The cover
medicine. It cries out for physicians whose ap- shows Dr. John Shumaker, dean, Dr. Mark Goldie,
proach to health care transcends satisfaction with Dr. David Celander, Mrs. Evelyn Celander and
the status quo. As osteopathic education works Dr. Charles Martin (back to camera) evaluating
toward this goal, it will gloriously excel. Any- a lecture. An innovation two years ago, chemo-
thing less will constitute mere medical existence. physiology now has a solid position in the curricu-
lum at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and
George W. Northrup, D.O., editor, AOA Journal Surgery.

'We need osteopaths...'


This is an excerpt from an article by Nelson Antrim
Crawford as taken from Medical Economics, March 12,
1962.
"We need osteopaths more than they need us,"
says Rodman C. Jacobi, an Oxford, Mich., M.D.
writing in the Bulletin of the Bay, Arenac, and
Iosco Counties Medical Society. "Losing their
identity would be detrimental (to them) profes-
ELOG BOOK
Volume 40 June 1962 Number 2
sionally and economically. And since they are THE LOG BOOK is published quarterly by the College of
doing well now, why should they join us to assume Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Second class postage is
paid at Des Moines, Iowa. Address all mail, change of address,
a position at the bottom of the totem pole?" or Form 3579 to 722 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines 9, Iowa.
Many M.Ds seem to forget that D.O. and M.D.
training programs are nearly parallel today, Dr. Editorial Staff
Jacobi notes. He feels there's little justification Editor .................................................................................... Jack E. Backer
for their attitude that osteopathic training is in- Associate Editor ............................................ Alvira E. Lunsford
ferior. Furthermore, he says, "their record of Photo Editor ....................................... ...... . E. Lynn Baldwin
attendance at post-graduate programs and eager-
ness for 'on the job' training rivals that of M.Ds National Alumni Officers
and indicates serious motivation." President .............................................................. Dr. J. R. Forb es
Why are people going to the osteopaths in such President-elect ...................................................... Dr. Paul Rutter
large numbers? .Dr. Jacobi thinks the reasons Vice-President ................................... Dr. James T. Haffenden
are obvious. "His availability and alacrity in re-
sponding to the patient's needs have won him Secretary-Treasurer ........................ Dr. Stan J. Sulkowski
many friends ... " Past-President .............................. Dr. W. Clemens Andreen
2
Seniors face challenge
Unlimited opportunities and many challenges face
the 65 nmembers of the 1962 COMS graduating class.
James Grekin, senior president and the top
scholar, symbolizes the confidence class members
have in thier ability to meet challenges as
he strides forward in graduationregalia. The
1962 class has the responsibility-andaccepts
the challenge-to promote and perpetuate the
osteopathic profession, its concepts and beliefs.

1000cmet14ns
nolealm

Four major events will be in- University of Montreal. He is The traditional senior ban-
cluded in 1962 commencement best known for his theory that quet will be at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
activities at the College of Os- the human body has a unified day, May 31 at the Hotel Sav-
teopathic Medicine and Surgery. defense against disease, pain, ery. Dr. James Haffenden,
They are a postdoctoral pro- fatigue and stress. 1952, vice-president of the alum-
gram, class reunions, senior- Class reunions will honor the ni association, will be toastmas-
alumni banquet and graduation classes of 1902, 1907, 1912, 1917, ter. Guest speaker will be Col.
exercises. 1922, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, D. Harold Byrd, Dallas, Texas,
1947, 1952, and 1957. Alumni millionaire and philanthropist.
The postdoctoral program are invited to tour the college, Col. Byrd recently joined the
May 31 and June 1 will feature clinic and hospital and visit with corporate board of the college.
Dr. Hans Selye, internationally alumni offcials from 5 to 7:15 Honorary 1 if e membership
known endocrinologist from the p.m., May 31. certificates and club plan
plaques will be awarded to alum-
ni and members of the graduat-
ing class will be presented fra-
ternity awards and other spe-
cial presentations. Alumni and
friends are invited to attend the
buffet dinner.
Graduation exercises for 65
seniors will be at 8 p.m. Friday,
June 1 at the North High School
auditorium. Gill Robb Wilson,
philosopher, humanitarian, and
aviator, will be commencement
speaker. At 70, Wilson is a re-
spected speaker who says that
the problem of longevity is the
biggest challenge doctors have
to face. Wilson is also a new
member of the corporate board.
A reception for graduates and
friends will be held at North
-, -70-7 « ;
TT--'7 7 High following commencement
utt nooo vv ilson D. Harold Byrd exercises. Members of the fac-
Conmmencerment Speaker Senior Banquet Speaker ulty wives club will be hostesses.
3
Research supports theory
Fifteen years of research by Dr. Hans
Selye, internationally known endocrinolo-
gist, gives evidence that many of the
world's worst diseases, including heart
disease, kidney disease and arthritis,
result from an unbalancing of hormones
under prolonged stress. Selye has
earned the respect of the medical world
for his theory that the human body has a
unified defense against disease, pain,
fatigue and stress. He will project his
ideas in four lectures at the annual
postdoctoral course May 31 and June 1
in Des Moines.

Lecturers attract doctors to course


Internationally known physi- Cardiovascular Disease - Cur- William F. Hewitt, Ph.D., pro-
cians, and papers which project rent Concepts in Etiology, Diag- fessor in pharmacology, COMS,
current research and new think- nosis and Trends in Therapy," Cybernetics in Osteopathic The-
ing have stimulated considerable and "Diabetes Mellitus- Path- ory and Practice;" J. R. McNer-
interest in the annual postdoc- ogenesis and Diagnostic Crite- ney, D.O., lecturer in osteopathic
toral course May 31 and June 1 ria ; medicine, COMS, "Etiologic and
at the College of Osteopathic William T. Barrows, D.O., Diagnostic Factors in Arthri-
Medicine and Surgery. F.A.C.O.S., professor in surgery, tis;" Arthur Simon, D.O., lec-
Dr. Hans Selye, world renown- COMS, "Surgical Approach to turer in diagnostic roentgenol-
ed endocrinologist from the Uni- Ischemic Heart Disease;" David ogy, COMS, "Radiographic Stud-
versity of Montreal, headlines R. Celander, Ph.D., professor in ies in Arthritis."
the list of lecturers that include biochemistry, COMS, "The Role Physicians taking the postdoc-
five D.O.s, two Ph.Ds and two of the Fibrinolytic Enzyme Sys- toral course will receive 13 clock
M.D.s. tem in Maintenance of Vascular hours' credit. Registration fee,
Selye has earned the respect Patency;" including two luncheons, is fifty
of the entire medical profession William Baldwin, Jr., D.O., dollars. Members of the college
for his theory that the human M.S.C., F.A.C.O.I., chairman, club plans have free registra-
body has a unified defense department of osteopathic med- tion, not including luncheons.
against disease, pain, fatigue icine, Memorial Hospital, York,
and stress. Pa., "Clinical Experiences with
Lecturers and their topics: Intra-arterial Nitrogen Mustard."
Hans Selye, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., and "Electrocardiographic Stud-
"Stress-A Major Factor in ies in Ischemic Heart Disease;"
Health and Disease," "Studies in
the Prevention of Myocardial
Necrosis," "The Role of Miner-
al corticoids and Glucocorticoids
Health and Disease," and "Calci-
phylaxis and the Connective Tis-
Ophthamologists
sue Diseases;"
Jose Antonio Quiroz, M. D.,
plans lectures
professor of ophthalmology, Na- Dr. Jose Antonio Quiroz,
tional School of Medicine, "Hy- ophthalmology professor at
pertensive Retinopathy," and the National School of
"Diabetic Retinopathy;" Medicine will present papers
Max T. Gutensohn, D.O., pro- on hypertensive and diabetic
fessor of osteopathic medicine, retinopathy May 31 and Junel
Kirksville College of Osteopathy at the postdoctoral course
and Surgery, "Hypertensive in Des Moines.
4
65 seniors finish academic program
Sixty-five COMS seniors will General Hospital, Richmond Heights, tal, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Charles L.
complete the formal part of Ohio; R o m an, Osteopathic Hospital of
their training this month and Marvin M. Jaffee, Pontiac Osteo- Maine, Portland, Maine;
become doctors of osteopathy pathic Hospital, Pontiac, Mich.; Rich-
Eugene E. Rongaus, Green Cross
d u ri n g graduation exercises ard A. Josof, Detroit Osteopathic
Hospital, Detroit; Perry Kaplan, General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls,
June 1 at North High School. Cherry Hill Hospital, Delware Town- Ohio; Val A Rongaus, Green Cross
Top academic ratings were General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls,
ship, N.J.; Martin A. Karp, Zieger
earned by James A. Grekin, 2.64 Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit; Ohio; Albert Rosenthal, Mt. Clemens
General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Mich.;
average; Stephen A. Fudell, 2.63 Herbert R. Kaufman, Flint Osteo- Leon I. Rosky, Flint Osteopathic Hos-
average, and Robert K. Simpson, pathic Hospital, Flint, Mich.; Eugene pital, Flint, Mich.; David B. Russack,
2.6 average. The highest possi- A. Kopple, Detroit Osteopathic Hospi- Tucson General Hospital, Tucson,
ble average would be 3, which tal, Detroit, Mich.; Richard L. Kulick, Ariz.;
would be straight A. Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, Pon-
tiac, Mich.; Richard D. MacKay, Stanley C. Sackner, Cherry Hill
Graduating seniors and their Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital, Sagi- Hospital, Delware Township, N.J.;
internship assignments follow: Robert K. Simpson, Dallas Osteo-
naw, Mich.; James Mendola, Jr., Doc- pathic Hospital, Dallas; Walter S.
Arthur Angove, Pontiac Osteopathic tors Hospital, Columbus, 'Ohio;
Siporin, Zieger Osteopathic Hospi-
Hospital, Pontiac, Mich.; Lloyd D. Edward L. Miles, Des Moines Gen- tal, Detroit; Henry Sosenshein, Lan-
Armold, Tucson General Hospital, eral Hospital, Des Moines; Herbert L. caster Osteopathic Hospital, Lancas-
Tucson, Ariz.; Chris N. Bakris, Des Miller, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, ter, Pa.; Louis Soverinsky, Pontiac
Moines General Hospital, Des Moines; Pontiac, Mich.; Felix K. Milton, Zie- Osteopathic Hospital, Pontiac, Mich.;
Ralph L. Barron, Jr., Green Cross ger Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit; Barry R. Szczesny, Grand Rapids Os-
General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Daniel A. McDonnell, not matched; teopathic Hospital, Grand Rapids,
Ohio; John W. Nelson, Flint Osteopathic Mich.;
Richard H. Beck, Zieger Osteopa- Hospital, Flint, Mich.; Claude Oster, Louis Terpstra, Jr., Grand Rapids
thic Hospital, Detroit, Mich.; Alan M. Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, De- Osteopathic Hospital, Grand Rapids,
Belkin, Art Centre Hospital, Detroit; troit;
Mich; William F. Terry, Saginaw
Maurice Belkin, Art Centre Hospital, Robert J. Ostwinkle, Pontiac Osteo- Osteopathic Hospital, Saginaw, Mich.;
Detroit; Carl E. Boris, Metropolitan pathic Hospital, Pontiac, Mich.; Carl Eugene F. Trell, Doctors Hospital,
Hospital, Philadelphia; Allan H. W. Otte, Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Columbus, Ohio; Edwin C. Zamber,
Brooks, Memorial Osteopathic Hospi- Hospital, Denver, Colo.; Stanley Rap- Richmond Heights General Hospital,
tal, York, Pa.; paport, not matched; Nicholas V. Richmond Heights, Ohio; Silvestris
Alvin J. Burstein, Osteopathic Hos- Rimedio, Green Cross General Hospi- Zarins, application not completed.
pital of Maine, Portland; Thomas E.
Chambers, Osteopathic General Hos-
pital, North Miami, Beach, Fla.; Wil-
liam D. Chambers, Oklahoma Osteo-
pathic Hospital, Tulsa; Richard W.
Clarke, Standring Memorial Osteo-
pathic Hospital, Seattle, Wash.;
Robert H. Cohen, Cherry Hill Hos-
pital, Delaware Township, N. J.;
Jerome W. Cooper, Doctors Hospital,
Columbus, Ohio; Elwyn D. Crawford,
Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, Pon-
tiac, Mich; Martin Diamond, Delware
Valley Hospital, Bristol, Pa.;
Andrew R. Dzmura, Detroit Osteo-
pathic Hospital, Detroit; Irwin L.
Eisenberg, M e m o r i a Osteopathic
Hospital, York, Pa.; Anthony J. Elis-
co, Green Cross General Hospital,
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Raymond V.
Failer, Grandview Hospital, Dayton,
Ohio; Herbert M. Fichman, Metropol-
itan Hospital, Philadelphia; Stephen
A. Fudell, Metropolitan Hospital,
Philadelphia;
Earl F. Gonyaw, Dallas Osteopa-
thic Hospital, Dallas; Herbert H.
Goodwin, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospi-
tal, Pontiac, Mich.; James A. Grekin,
Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Detroit;
Seniors present class picture to college
Ronald Lee Hanson, Rocky Mountain Everyone was happy when James Grekin, senior president, pre-
Osteopathic Hospital, Denver, Colo; sented COMS President Merlyn McLaughlin with the composite
Dr. Jen-yah Hsie, no application; picture of the class of 1962. Enjoying the situationare Earl Gonyaw
Murray Hurwtiz, Richmonds Heights and Claude Oster, seniors.
Alumni leaders join
college club plans
Forty-two alumni, a COPS
grad and an ASO graduate cur-
rently make up the membership
of the college 250, 350 and 500
club plans. Membership means
that the individual contributes
the amount of his plan to the
college each year. Money con-
tributed through the support
through dues program is count-
ed.
Dr. George Northrup, AOA Journal editor, talks to a group of Many of the members are doc-
COMS students during a recent visit to Des Moines. Dr. Northrup tors who contributed $1,000 to
spoke at an all-school convocation and lectured in osteopathic prin- the college during the late for-
ciples and techniques classes. Firing questions at the editor are ties and early fifties.
James Hogen, sophomore; Edmund Volk, sophomore; Joe Major, C 1 u b membership provides
junior and student body president, and Kenneth Btazofsky, junior. other benefits in addition to the
knowledge that you are support-
ing osteopathic education and
21 speak to osteopathy classes your profession. Members re-
ceive membership in the alumni
Twenty - one guest lecturers association, a listing in and copy
Dr. Joseph Peterson, 1937, of the college yearbook, free
helped enlarge the teaching pro- Waterloo, Iowa, general prac- registration at the annual com-
gram in osteopathic principles tice; Dr. John Campbell, KCOS, mencement postodctoral course,
and techniques during the sec- Davenport, Iowa, president of courtesy staff membership in
ond semester at the College of the Iowa Society of Osteopathic College Hospital;
Osteopathic Medicine and Sur- Physicians and Surgeons; Dr.
gery. Thomas Webber, KCOS, Sagi- A walnut and brass member-
naw, Mich., physical medicine ship plaque; an annual physical
The visiting osteopathic phy- and rehabilitation; Dr. Jean examination in the College
sicians, representing many spe- LeRoque, Des Moines, 1940, Clinic; a bibliography in any
cialty areas, lectured and demon- general practice; Dr. George professional subject from the
strated to students as part of a Northrup, PCO, Livingston, N. College Library, and all college
program entitled, "Improvement J., physical medicine and re- publications.
in Teaching of Clinical Osteo- habilitation;
pathy." The program was partly Dr. Myron Magen, COMS as-
financed by a $2,500 grant from sociate professor, pediatrics; Dr.
the Foundation for Research of Donald Evans, 1937, Detroit,
the New York Academy of Os- thoracic surgery; Dr. Harry
teopathy, Inc. Still, KCOS, Macon, Mo., psy-
Dr. Byron Laycock, professor chiatry; Dr. Paul Isaacson, 1935,
of osteopathic principles and Denver, physical medicine and
practice, said the program was rehabilitation; Dr. Marshall
successful and said college of- Lowry, 1953, West Des Moines,
ficials plan to continue and general practice; Dr. Edgar
expand the visitations. He said Rennoe, 1951, Columbus, neu-
many of the visiting lecturers rology and neuro-surgery;
paid their expenses as a contri- Dr. Leo Wagner, PCO, Grand
bution to the college. Rapids, Mich., pediatrics; Dr.
Physicians participating in Dale Dodson, 1951, Northfield,
the program and their special- Minn., general practice; Dr. Ed-
ties were: Dr. Thomas Meyers, ward Felmlee, 1952, Tulsa-Okla.,
KCOS, Los Angeles, Calif., psy- orthopedic surgery; Dr. David
chiatry; Dr. Thomas F. Hardin, Shuman, PCO, Philadelphia,
Jr., 1926, Jacksonville, Fla., structure and sclero-therapy;
pediatrics; Dr. Richard Rogers, Dr. Martin Beilke, CCO, Chica-
1942, Eldora, Iowa, general go, structural evaluation; Mr. S.
practice and clinical pathology; Libel, orthopedic shoes, and Dr.
Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, COMS Thomas Northrup, ASO, Morris- This 8 by 12 inch walnut and brass
associate professor, obstetrics town, N. J., general practice and plaque is presented to members of the
and gynecology, hypertension. three college club plans.
Chemophysiology team rembers analize and evaluate
combining of biochemistry and physiology into a coordinated
course. An innovation two years ago, chemophysiology
is proving valuable by eliminating duplication and by pro-
viding more time to relate chemistry and physiology to
the philosophy and concepts of osteopathy. Cover photo by
E. Lynn Baldwin, chief, medical illustration department.

CHEMOPHYSIOLOGY . . .

Team approach improves curriculum


TEACHING CHEMISTRY and physiology as physiology, any device which can be brought to
an integrated course is a recent innovation at the bear to help the organism return functions which
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, but have become deranged, to normal. The osteo-
chemophysiology has already earned the praise pathic approach in chemophysiology dictates that
and respect of the administration, faculty mem- students be aware of existing principles and laws
bers and students. and of areas in which information is lacking."
Two years ago a long-time dream of Dr. John Dr. Celander adds, "Repeated emphasis is laid
B. Shumaker, dean, became a reality when chem- upon the fact that the body is an intact machine
ophysiology was introduced to freshmen. Mem- and must function as such, that alteration or
bers of the chemistry and physiology departments derangement of any part of the organism must
shared Dr. Shumaker's realization that the two inflict the need for adjustment of one sort or
courses could be taught best in an integrated another on the entire organism. It makes little
program and chemophysiology was born. difference whether this is due to a fracture, or
Sufficient data are now available to permit the due to the viral invasion of a cell, to a bacterial
beginning of an objective appraisal of the pro- infection, or to the development of a neoplastic
gram. Principal individuals involved are David condition."
Celander, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry; Mrs. Advantages of combining biological chemistry
Evelyn Celander, B.A., instructor in biochem- and medical physiology, according to Dr. Celan-
istry; Mark Goldie, Ph.D., assistant professor in der, are:
physiology, and Dr. Shumaker. 1. Rivalry which traditionally exists between
Dr. Celander, recently named chairman of the chemistry and physiology is abolished because
department of chemophysiology, says, "In the the two courses are combined into a single unit
past few years I have been driven to the realiza- and the goal of combination lies in the sublima-
tion that chemistry and physiology must be taught tion of each to the best ends of the-other.
at least in an atmosphere of cooperation between 2. Many areas of chemistry cannot be prop-
the two departments. Ideally, the subject matter erly taught without thorough physiological under-
of chemistry and physiology must be presented girding. Likewise there are areas in physiology
in a pattern so interwoven that the student finds which make little sense unless they are given a
it difficult to separate the two." chemical foundation. Integration eliminates un-
The importance of these subjects to the necessary duplication and a large area of rein-
osteopathic physician is emphasized by Dr. forcement is achieved through a unitary approach.
Goldie who says, "In our college, both of these 3. Additional time is available for a more de-
areas of biological knowledge underlie the tailed consideration of some of the newer con-
very fundamental application of osteopathic cepts attracting attention in chemistry and physi-
concepts and techniques." ology without sacrificing attention to well-estab-
The staff places emphasis not only on the en- lished principles.
zymes and various factors which operate to main- Dr. Celander and Dr. Goldie utilize time
tain a cell's existence but in organizational ar- saved through integration in emphasizing
rangements which these factors have to one an- osteopathicprinciples and concepts. The staff
other. Dr. Celander says, "This is significant be- feels that it is important for the student to
cause it is here in the disorganization of subcel- recognize that just as it is possible to relate
ular activity that most disease processes actually variability in structure and function to macro
begin. structures such as the hand or a spinal col-
"Osteopathic manipulative therapy now ex- umn, it is also possible to relate variability
tends to include, and this is emphasized in chemo- See TEAM APPROACH page 10
Chemophysiology: a nev

Team analizes results


Members of the department of chemophysiology
are constantly analizing teaching material
used in presenting information to the
students. Dr. John Shumaker, dean, Dr.
David Celander, Dr. Mark Goldie, Mrs.
Celander and Dr. Charles Martin listen to
a recording of a recent lecture as they
search for ways to improve student compre-
hension and retention. Concensus of opinion
from the administration,faculty and students
is that the program is achieving better
results than when biochemistry and physiology
were taught separately.

Mrs. Celander explain.


spectrophotometer to j
students while Ronald
assistant, prepares a s
analysis.

Didactic prese,
backbone of th,
program. `
the integrativ

Students observe a demo


of a physiograph, one of
newer innovations in tea,
instrumentation, by Dr.
J.P. Clark, lab assistant.
Ipproach

Studying respiration during a lab session,


Freshmen Toon Lee and Max Polonsky
prepare a dog for a tracheotomy. Emphasis
is placed on an emphatic approach to
experimental animals.
ees of a
In lab
)erg, lab
for

remains the
ophysiology
die stresses
ions of the
,ous system.

Counseling is an important part of any


teaching program and staff members
frequently feel the need to discuss
personally with a student various
aspects of his work.

Photos by E. Lynn Baldwin


Research activity

Preparinga normal chick embryo for


grafting of tissues which
come from a treated embryo,
Dr. Goldie is studying the effects
of various chemical substances
affecting the development of
chick embryos. Observations
resemble the consequences of the
action of altered genes.

Dr. Celander is injecting selenium 75, a gamma


emitting isotope, in a research animal. Later,
blood samples containing radioactive plasma
proteins will be drawn for use in a variety of
experiments as biological tracers.

TEAM APPROACH
(continued from page seven)
in structure and function to Micro structures
existing within a cell.
Chemophysiology staff members are interested
in instilling an interest in research in students.
They point out that medical schools have tradi-
tionally relied on graduate colleges for basic
science teachers and research personnel. Indus-
Preliminary and final stages of plasma pretein puri- try is taking many of these individuals. Staff
fication are dem(onstrated by Moses Jacquo, jr., re- members cite a need for medical schools to pro-
search associate, who is separatingcells from plasma, vide researchers and teachers to perpetuate med-
and Mrs. Celande9r, who is placing a sample of frozen icine as an organized body of art and science.
solution of the pirotein on the lyophilizer. National Institute of Health funds totaling
$36,000 currently support research being carried
out by Dr. and Mrs. Celander and their staff.
Their primary interest lies in the area of those
systems involved in blood coagulation and in the
mechanisms for control or removal of clots. Their
studies frequently take them beyond the confines
of the cardiovascular system into other tissues.
The consequences of various chemical sub-
stances on the development of the tail in chick
embryos is the subject of research being con-
ducted by Dr. Goldie and financed by a three-year
U.S. Public Health Service grant totaling nearly
$21,000. Dr. Goldie believes that his work will
establish a significant physiological relationship
between the mode of action of these chemicals on
the affected tissues and the mechanism by which
mutant genes bring about similar defects in the
development of the same tissues.

The degree of radio activity of purified plasma


protein is measured by Moses Jacquo, jr., and
Dr. Charles Martin,research fellow.
10
Goff f~~~lits UoCMSbad III III *AO
By Alvira Lunsford v

When Dr. Walter B. Goff of of Police. He is President of


Dunbar, W. Va., arranged to the Police Commission of West
leave his 22-room clinic to at- Virginia and is Governor of Civ-
tend the COMS board of trus- itan International Service Club.
tees meeting in March he simply Dr. Goff plays golf, owns a
climbed into his own plane and cabin cruiser and enjoys deep-
-ZOOOMMM-he was there in sea fishing.
a matter of hours!
Dr. Goff, who has been flying
since 1923, is an enthused pilot.
Starts medical core
"In fact," he says, "if the A medical core area introduc-
Wright brothers hadn't done it ed at Des Moines Technical High
first, I'd probably have invented School in January could lead
a plane myself!"
more Iowa students to a career
His appoint- in osteopathy.
ment as a Lt. Col. and Flight
Surgeon for the W. Va. Wing, Teaching most of the classes
emphasizes his interest in fly- in the pre-med curriculum is
ing. Joseph Gillaspy, former COMS
Born in Trinway, Ohio, Dr. student.
Goff claims two birthdays, June Fifty-six students are cur-
11 and 12, because he "started Patricia Evelyn Patrick of Suns- rently enrolled in the core area
his arrival just before midnight bury (Ohio) were married. They and the majority of these are of
and 'arrived' after the hour." have one daughter, Patricia high academic standing.
Since some of his papers record Evelyn, 20, who is attending Courses include physiology,
one date and others the other New York University, and one anatomy (two semesters each),
date, he has managed to get by son, Walter B., II, 16, who plans medical terms and microbiology.
with collecting two birthday to be a COMS student. Seniors will spend some time in
gifts! In addition to his member- local hospitals in a cooperative
He graduated from Galena ships in the national and West study-work plan.
(Ohio) High School in 1925, and V i r g i n i a osteopathic associa- Models of various parts of the
attended Chicago University for tions, Dr. Goff is active in sev- body, a skeleton, stethoscopes
two years, taking an Electrical eral civic groups including Press and blood pressure units are
Engineering course. He enrolled Club, Elks, and Fraternal Order available for student use.
in Otterbein College at Wester-
ville (Ohio) where he received
a B.A. degree in Pre-Med and
Pre-Law in 1931. During his
college years he defrayed ex-
penses by working nights as an
electrical engineer for the Penn-
syvania Railway. During this
time he installed the first auto-
matic control system for that
railway.
He entered Ohio Medical
school in 1931, later enrolled at
the Chicago College of Osteo-
pathy and transferred to the
COMS where he received his
D.O. degree in 1944. "It seems
to have taken a long time, but a
depression and a war interfered
a bit," Dr. Goff said as he des-
cribed his work as a grocery
clerk to help with school ex-
penses.
During World War II, he was Officers present national board plaque
a Major in the U. S. Army Sig- COMS President Merlyn McLaughlin accepts a national board
nal Corps and served in the Eu- plaque for the college from Dr. S. V. Robuck, Chicago, and Dr.
ropean, Burma and South Pa- Marshall Hoag, New York, national board officials, at a recent all-
cific Theatres. school convocation. Names of COMS students passing the national
In July 1927, Dr. Goff and boards will be inscribed on the plaque.
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Alumni directory
now available
A 126-page COMS alumni di-
rectory is now available and will
be distributed free during com-
mencement activities to club
plan members, alumni who have
paid 1962 alumni dues and fac-
ulty members. Copies will be
available to others for one dol-
lar.
More than six months was
spent in checking and confirm-
ing records to compile informa-
tion for the directory. Officials
in the AOA office checked list-
ings after they were compiled in
Des Moines.
Student editors interview AOA president
Press interviews are routine happenings for Dr. Charles Naylor,
Believed to be the first alumni 1933 AOA president, but questions posed by editors of COMS student
directory at COMS, the book publications were among the most pointed he has had to answer.
starts with the graduates of the Norman Rose, Pulse editor (student newspaper), and Mrs. Tom
class of 1896 and includes gradu- DiResta, Chatterbox editor (student wives' newspaper), interviewed
ates from seven colleges preced- Dr. Naylor during a recent visit to COMS.
ing COMS.
Alumni are listed alphabeti-
cally by years under the appro-
priate college titles. Addresses Officials name nine to COMS boards
are given for alumni when pos- Eight members were added
sible. Others are keyed for iden- College hospital guild recently to the corporate board
tification as deceased, unknown of the college and one member
or unlisted.
Because of the difficulty of
active and growing was named to the board of trus-
tees.
finding records and confirming The College Hospital Guild, or- New members of the corpor-
available lists, officials are ask- ganized in the spring of 1961 ate board are John Connolly, Jr.,
ing that anyone having informa- has grown to 25 members and is Des Moines attorney; Allan E.
tion about "lost" alumni in the believed to be the first volunteer Towne, manager of the Des
directory, forward it to the col- service group to work with pa- Moines office of United Air
lege. tients in a non-profit osteopathic Lines; Dr. John H. Harris, su-
Five hundred directories were hospital in Iowa. perintendent of the Des Moines
printed and after the free distri- An active group, the members public schools;
bution list, they will be issued sponsor benefit bridge sessions, Robert H. Bush, president of
on a first come, first served rummage sales and bake sales the Federal Home Loan Bank in
basis. If there is sufficient de- in addition to making Christmas Des Moines; Willard R. Phillips,
nand, the book will be printed trees, stuffed dolls and doing manager of the Des Moines
again. Directories can be se- volunteer work in the hospital. Ford Implement Plant; Howard
cured by sending one dollar or Volunteer workers serve for K. Smith, owner of the Ten-X
alumni dues of five dollars to two hours once a week and do Manufacturing Company of Des
the college public relations de- escort service, distribute mail, Mloines;
partment. write letters, read to patients, Gill Robb Wilson of Clare-
care for flowers, distribute read- mont, Calif., publisher of Flying
ing material, accumulate patient magazine and nationally known
Alums elected officers forms for charts and do errands consultant in aeronautic mat-
Three COMS alumni have been to central supply and pharmacy. ters, and Col. D. Harold Byrd,
elected to office in the recently or- Individuals also made smocks Dallas, Texas oilman and philan-
ganized Iowa Osteopathic Anesthesi- for uniforms. tropist.
ologists Association.
"People who do this find it ex- James A. Kenworthy, secre-
Dr. James Barnett, 1946, Des tremely rewarding," says Mrs.
Moines, was named president; Dr. tary of the Storey-Kenworthy
Joseph E. Prior, 1942, Des Moines, Merlyn McLaughlin, guild presi- Co. in Des Moines, is the new
was elected vice-president, and Dr. H. dent. Other officers are Mrs. board of trustees member. He
L. Gulden, 1934, Ames, was named Paul J a m e s, president-elect; replaces Leonard Howell, Ox-
secretary-treasurer. Dr. Prior is as- Mrs. Harold Higley, vice-presi- ford, Ohio, city manager. How-
sistant professor of anesthesiology at dent, and Mrs. Joseph Prior, sec- ell will continue as a member of
COMS. retary-treasurer. the corporate board.
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Early alums active in practice, life
1903 1921 1927
Dr. Ivy E. Hancock, Independence, Mrs. H. E. Johnson, Dayton, Iowa, Dr. E. Deane Elsea, Highland Park,
Kansas, recently donated 31 books to recently gave the college a treatment Mich., is serving as vice-president of
the college library. She plans to table, 18 books and a variety of in- the Michigan State Board of Osteo-
bring the books to Des Moines when struments that belonged to her hus- pathic Registration and Examination.
she returns for commencement activ- band, the late Dr. H. E. Johnson who
ities May 31 and June 1. graduated in 1921 and died in March. 1928
A $200 book fund under the name
1912 1923 of Dr. Frank J. Wilson, Dayton, Ohio,
Dr. E. C. Dymond, Jackson, Minn., Dr. Harold E. Clybourne, Columbus,
recently visited the college and said was presented to the medical library
Ohio, was a member of the program at Grandview Hospital recently by
that at the age of 80 he is still "prac- committee for a postgraduate course the Dayton Sertoma Club in recogni-
ticing 10-fingered osteopathy every- in orthopedics held in Columbus dur- tion of Dr. Wilson's services as presi-
day." ing February. dent of the club during 1961.
"Retire? Why I've been to busy to 1924
think of that yet," Dr. G. G. Elliott Dr. J. E. Wiemers, Marietta, Ohio, 1929
was quoted in a Canadian publication spent a vacation in Hawaii following Dr. Leonard Grinnell, Oklahoma
in 1959. He is still practicing at 81. the national AOA meetings in Las City, Okla., was a visitor at the col-
Dr. Elliott plans to return to Des Vegas, Nev., earlier this year. lege early in March. Dr. Grinnell was
Moines for commencement activities. editor of the Log Book three years
Among members of the class of 1925 while a COMS student and was also
Dr. Raymond Staples, Jackson, yearbook editor. He reports that the
1912 receiving telegrams on the anni- Mich., is president-elect of the South
versary of their graduation were Dr. osteopathic hospital in Oklahoma City
Central (Mich.) Osteopathic Associa- will start construction on two new
Gertrude Crandell, Wooster, Ohio. Dr. tion.
Crandell forwarded $25 for the alumni floors soon, which will bring its
fund. She said she retired about three 1927 capacity to 120 beds. The hospital is
years ago to spend time with her chil- Members of the class are adding to accepting applications now for intern-
dren, 11 grandchildren and 12 great- a round robin started by Dr. Josephine ships starting in July, 1963. Dr. Grin-
grandchildren. She is currently on a (Bowman) Klotzly, Port Tampa City, nell is an EENT specialist.
vacation trip to Bermuda, a gift from Fla. Dr. J. W. Clark, Delphos, Ohio,
her son. was a partner in the instigation of 1930
the letter. The class will be one of Newest member of the college 250
Dr. Pauline Brown Winters, Loves 12 classes having reunions at com- club is Dr. M. P. Ollom, New Braun-
Park, Ill., plans to attend commence- mencement. fels, Texas. Dr. Ollom is president of
ment and reunion activities in Des the Texas alumni association. His son,
Moines. Rex, is a junior at COMS and an in-
"My hearty thanks and apprecia- structor in the anatomy department.
tion for the honorary life membership In a letter to President McLaughlin,
in the national alumni association of Dr. Ollom wrote, . . . To me, the loss
the College of Osteopathic Medicine of one of our colleges seems more
and Surgery." Dr. Bertha Rocine severe than the loss of two thousand
Portland, Ore., writes. California members ... to given fur-
ther evidence of my belief in your
1914 future, I would like to join the '250
"Arthritis and cardiac conditions Club' . .
prevent me taking part in or with
alumni affairs. . . . Congratulations 1933
on your progress." Dr. Della Mattson, Dr. Charles 'Naylor, AOA president,
Washington, D. C. was a speaker at the New Jersey
1916 and 1917 Association of Osteopathic Physicians
Dr. L. V. Cradit, Amarillo, Texas, and Surgeons convention March 10.
sent an eight dollar check to the col- He has been speaker at numerous
lege recently with the note, "Since I meetings across the United States.
won't be able to attend the exercises Dr. John C. Agnew, Des Moines,
I would like to have you use the at- served as chairman of an Iowa Society
tached check for some worthy senior committee that sponsored career-
and his wife as my guests at the ban- guidani e programs at three sites in
quet. When I finished 45 years ago Iowa. Dr. C. R. Reynolds, Fairfield,
I couldn't afford banquet tickets." Dr. organized a program at Fairfield.
Cradit was in the last three year class
and the first four year class, thereby
Instructors pause Other programs were held at Decorah
and in Des Moines.
Remarks following a two-day medi-
graduating in 1916 and 1917. cal writing seminar at COMS April Dr. Heinrich H. Keston, Flint, Mich.,
1920 26-27 sponsored by the AOA indicated is president of the Michigan Osteo-
Dr. and Mrs. G. A. Roulston, Chey- that the program was worthwhile. pathic Surgical Socety.
enne, Wyo., were early May guests Miss BarbaraPeterson, assistant edi- 1935
at the college. They visited with tor of the A OA Journal, and Mrs.
sophomore student Dewey Stephens of Dr. Edward C. Baird, Tulsa, Okla.,
Katherine Becker, associate editor, served as a member of a panel for a
Cheyenne. They are the parents of presented the seminar to faculty,
Dr. George S. Roulston, 1954, Yakima, symposium on liver diseases March 1
area physicians and junior and senior at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital
Wash. students. in Tulsa.
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Alumni earn and receive honors
1935 Dr. Walter Goff, Dumbar, W. Va.,
Dr. J. Milton Zimmerman, Dayton, has been elected as a member of the
Ohio, spoke at the annual meeting of board of trustees for the West Vir-
the Rhode Island Osteopathic Society ginia Society of Osteopathic Medi-
in Cranston, R. I. cine.
A many times honored alumnus, 1945
Dr. Clemens Andreen, Wyandottee, Dr. Carl Nagy, Trenton, Michigan,
Mich., spoke to college students and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
faculty March 30 in Des Moines. Dr. of the Michigan Association of Osteo-
Andreen is a past president of the pathic Physicians and Surgeons. He
alumni association and of the Michi- is also serving as treasurer of the
gan Association of Osteopathic Physi- Michigan Society of Osteopathic
cians and Surgeons. He was named Anesthesiologists.
the osteopathic general practitioner 1950
of the year in 1961 and has been Dr. H. Ted Craun, who recently
honored by the American Osteopathic completed his radiology residency at Friends visit
1939 Grandview Hospital, has opened an There is a great demand for the
Dr. Paris N. Munroe, Detroit, Mich., office at 1217 Salem Avenue, Dayton, doctor-missionary Dr. Murray Wea-
is serving as Speaker of the House Ohio. Dr. Craun is engaged in diagnos- ver, (right) osteopathic surgeon and
of Delegates for the Michigan Asso- tic x-ray, but plans to enter the field missionary, told Dr. William Barrows,
ciation of Osteopathic Physicians and of x-ray therapy. COMS surgeon and former classmate
Surgeons. 1951 and co-worker, following an illustrat-
1940 Dr. Edgar J. Rannoe, Columbus ed lecture to COMS students on his
Dr. Frank R. Renier, Allen Park, Ohio, was a member of the program work in Quito, Ecuador,
Mich., is serving as secretary-treasur- committee for a postgraduate course
in orthopedics held in Columbus dur- Dr. James T. Haffenden, Battle
er of the Michigan Osteopathic Sur- Creek, Mich., is the president of the
gical Society. ing February.
South Central (Mich.) Osteopathic
Dr. R. E. Hover, Burr Oak, Mich., Dr. Richard M. DeBard, Centervill, Association. He will serve as toast-
is president-elect of the Kalamazoo Ohio, was a speaker at a recent meet- master at the annual senior alumni
Tri-County (Mich.) Osteopathic As- ing of the Centerville Kiwanis Club. banquet May 31 in Des Moines.
sociation. His subject was "Medical Hypnosis."
Dr. Robert F. Eggert, Columbus,
Dr. E. A. Yarrington, Columbus, Ohio, was the author of a scientific
Dr. Jean F. LeRoque, Des Moines, Ohio, has been appointed to the medi-
is participating in the development of paper, "Pulmonary Abscess," in the
cal disaster committee which is work- February issue of the AOA Journal.
a continuous health supervision pro- ing in conjunction with the local
gram for children and youth from An article written by Dr. E. A.
medical academy. Felmlee, Tulsa, Okla., on "Pathologic
birth through high school on a state-
wide basis. He is a member of the Dr. Robert D. Wirt, Lansing, Mich., Fractures" appeared in the February
state health advisory committee on the is president-elect of the Ingham Coun- issue of the AOA Journal.
pilot project, which is jointly spon- ty (Michigan) Association of Osteo- Dr. W. H. Johannsen, Phoenix,
sored by the National and Iowa Con- pathic Physicians and Surgeons. Ariz., was recently named acting
gresses of Parents and Teachers. Dr. Dale Dodson, Northfield, Minn., president of the Arizona COMS
was elected in January to serve a Alumni Association by Dr. J. R. For-
1942 three-year term as a member of the ber, 1935 president, national alumni
Dr. James Fox, Dayton, Ohio, at- Board of Governors of the Academy association. Arizona alumni plan to
tended a six-day meeting of the Radi- of Applied Osteopathy. complete organization plans in the
ological Society of North America dur- Dr. B. B. Baker, Tulsa, Okla., ap- near future and elect officers.
ing February in Chicago. peared on the program of a sym-
posium on liver diseases held at the 1953
Dr. John C. Halley, New Martins- Dr. J. Dudley Chapman, Rocky
ville, W. Va., has been named a mem- Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital March River, Ohio, is president of the Ohio
ber of the new local Mental Health 1. He was also a member of a panel Society of Osteopathic Obstetricians
Board. discussion closing the session. and Gynecologists.
1943 Dr. Donald Welch, Detroit, Mich., Dr. Earl V. Walters, Cincinnati,
Dr. Edward J. Roisch, Baraga, recently forwarded a check for $25 Ohio, was a member of the program
Mich., is serving as secretary-treasur- to the alumni association for his committee for a postgraduate course
er of the Upper Peninsula (Mich.) alumni dues. His check was five times in orthopedics held in Columbus dur-
Association of Osteopathic Physicians the dues allocation and indicates his ing February.
and Surgeons. interest in the association and the
various publications. Dr. Charles F. Wilcher, Jr., Van-
Dr. Mary L. Klesner, Muskegon, dalia, Ohio, was awarded a gold foot-
Mich., is recording secretary for the 1952 ball tie clasp in recognition of his
Western Michigan Osteopathic Asso- The honor of traveling the longest services as team physician for the
ciation. distance to the class reunions at com- Butler High School gridiron team.
mencement will probably go to Dr. Dr. Kenneth C. Taylor, Traverse
1944 John Rolles, Surrey, England, who City, Mich., is vice-speaker of the
Dr. Roy G. Bubeck, Jr., Grand Rap- plans to attend the postdoctoral House of Delegates of the Michigan
ids, Mich., is serving as secretary- course, the 1952 reunion and other Association of Osteopathic Physicians
treasurer of the Michigan State Board commencement activities. Dr. Rolles and Surgeons. He is also serving as
of Osteopathic Registration and Ex- is president of the British Osteopathic District Officers Council Liaison Of-
amination. Association. ficer.
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Dr. Stephen A. Evanoff, Flint Dr. John Rutherford, Tulsa, Okla.,
Mich., is president of the Genesee was a participant on a symposium, on
County (Mich.) Osteopathic Associa- liver diseases March 1 at the Okla-
tion. homa Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa.
An article on "Chronic Cholecystitis Dr. Carlton Apgar, Huntington,
Cholelithiasis in Two Young Women," W. Va. was elected secretary-treasur-
written by Dr. William W. McLain, er of the Fourth District of the West
Carson City, Mich., appeared in the Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medi-
March issue of the AOA JOURNAL. cine at the district meeting in March.
Dr. Paul H. Ribbentrop, St. Clair 1957
Shores, Mich., is president-elect of the Dr. Tom L. Sefton, Dayton, Ohio,
Michigan Society of General Practi- was honored for his work as team
tioners in Osteopathic Medicine and physician during the past four years
Surgery. at a dinner for the W. E. Stebbins
Dr. Allyn Conway, Dayton, Ohio, football team. Dr. Sefton recently at-
attended a six-day meeting of the tended a two-day course at Indiana
Radiological Society of North Ameri- University School of Medicine. SSP leaders talk
ca during February in Chicago. Sigma Sigma Phi officials discuss
1958
1954 Doctors Hospital officials recently the service organization following a
Dr. Richard W. Adams, Chesaning, announced that Dr. Francis V. Dono dinner honoring Dr. S. V. Robuck,
Mich., is serving as secretary-treasur- has completed a residency in ob- Chicago, national secretary, Richard
er of the Saginaw County (Mich.) stetrics and gynecology. He is now MacKay, COM.S senior and local pres-
Osteopathic Society. a resident in general surgery in Co- ident, chats with Dr. John Q. Mat-
lumbus, Ohio. tern, Des Moines, SSP board of trus-
1955 tee member. Mattern is a 1936 COMS
Dr. Kurt H. Grebe, Bay City, Mich., 1959 graduate and has been one of the
is the President of the Saginaw Val- Dr. Donald L. Kay, Warrensville school's strong supporters.
ley (Mich.) Osteopathic Association. Heights, Ohio, has been awarded a
certificate to practice osteopathic
Dr. Donald E. Waite, Columbus,
Ohio, is chairman of the educational medicine and surgery in Ohio as a re- Readers write . .
committee of the Ohio College of sult of recent state medical board " . . I want to congratulate you
General Practice. examinations. all on the new LOG BOOK. It is
Dr. Bill Stoerkel, Painesville, Ohio, good to look at and interesting to
recently delivered his first set of twins read. The layout of the center
since entering private practice. spread is particularly interesting."
1961 Mrs. Ann Conlisk, assistant editor,
Certificates to practice osteopathic D.O.
medicine and surgery in Ohio have " ... .I thought the first copy of
been awarded to the following osteo- the new LOG BOOK was tremendous.
pathic physicians as a result of the It certainly is a great improvement.
recent state medical board examina- Tell Lynn Baldwin I enjoyed the
tions: Dr. Harry L. Davis and Dr. Photography." Dr. James G. Lott,
Richard D. Rhodes, Warren, Ohio; Dr. 1951, Clarion, Iowa.
Earl C. Scheidler and Dr. Donald L. "I have just received the new issue
Turner, Dayton, Ohio. of the LOG BOOK and I think it is
Bulletin an excellent improvement over the old
"I have not worked since January two-page affair. . ." Dr. Ben C.
due to a spider bite-going into the Scharf, Secretary, Long Island So-
hospital next week again for skin ciety of Osteopathic Physicians and
graft." Dr. Paul E. Dunbar, Padu- Surgeons.
cah, Ky. "Interesting LOG BOOK; obviously
improvement over newsletter ap-
proach. I think you have some good
Alums new officers ideas going for you. Centerspread
Eight COMS alumni were elected very nice . . ." Ted C. Tow, Alumni
to posts in the Polk County Society of News editor, Fort Hays, Kansas
State College, Hays, Kans.
Stamps win awards Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
earlier this month. Dr. Stuart Hark- " .. The new LOG BOOK reached
Covers and stamps commemorating ness, PCO, 1938, clinical professor of me last Friday. I really like the
the 75th anniversary of osteopathy medicine at COMS, was re-elcted change over, the size and all the con-
and honoring Andrew Taylor Still are president. tents. Am looking forward to my
part of an award winning display ac- Dr. Arthur Simon, 1953, was named Iowa trip at graduation time . .. " Dr.
cumulated and owned by Dr. Joseph vice-president, and Dr. Fergus May- J. W. Clark, 1927, Delphos, Ohio.
Prior, 1942, assistant professor in er, 1951, was elected treasurer. Dr. "Congratulations on the birth of
anesthesiology at COMS. He explain- John P. Schwartz, Jr., 1954, was your new baby. It is a true osteo-
ed the significance of a first day cover named as representative to the state pathic baby. The laity really wants
to Stan Baldwin, son of E. Lynn Bald- board of trustees. more applied osteopathy and too little
win, COMS medical illustrator. Prior Dr. Robert Kreamer, 1956; Dr. of it is now given . . . Particularly
won two third place awards for dis- Carl Waterbury, 1943; Dr. John Q. fine (story on osteopathic concept),
plays at the Iowa Federation of Mattern, 1936; Dr. H. A. Graney, showing you still teach the backbone
Stamp Clubs and the Iowa Postal His- 1933, and Dr. Bryce Wilson, 1949, of osteopathy." Dr. Edith W. Pol-
torical Societies annual convention. were named to the board of trustees. lock, ASO, 1920, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Secretary lauds osteopathic profession


by Jan Davis proud of his degree and make in my opinion, this is the atti-
Having worked for an osteo- every attempt to see that his tude of the D.O.'s in California.
pathic institution for several college will always be in exist- In conclusion, I wish to reiter-
years, I would like to express ence as an osteopathic institu- ate that I am proud and happy
some of the feelings and beliefs tion. to be working for such a distinc-
I have developed toward the os- I feel that anyone who doesn't tive profession and I hope that
teopathic profession. have that feeling (as in the case in the years to come more and
I feel that osteopathy is a dis- of California D.O.'s) is not wor- more people will become aware
tinctive and definite profession thy of his degree. No one should of how valuable osteopathy real-
and that it should remain as look down on his profession, but ly is.
such.
The osteopathic profession
has battled through many crises.
It has successfully improved the
training in its schools and has
worked hard to gain equal prac-
tice rights and public recogni-
tion.
Most of its goals have been
attained or are in the process of
attainment. Therefore, it is my
feeling that the members of the
osteopathic profession should be
tremendously proud of their
achievements.
By working for the profes-
sion, I feel that I have become a
small part of it and my job has
more meaning for me than just
a way to earn money. It has
given me a position in which I
can take great pride.
I also feel that if we should
become aware of forces which
would threaten the existence of
the osteopathic profession, we
should make every effort to com-
bat them. Miss Jan Davis, registered medical secretary, takes dictation
It is my opinion that every- from Dr. Henry Ketman, associate professor of diagnostic radiology
one who graduates from an os- An employee of COMS for 11 years, Miss Davis is a firm believer
teopathic school should feel in the concept and values of osteopathic medicine.
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D-II-I I
Words from past challenge profession
"If some of our doctors had their conscience re- complishments in a man's life is to be master of
moved it would only require a minor operation." himself . . . The bigness of a man is determined
This chiding remark is one of many maxims largely by the way he treats his fellow man.
created by Dr. David Clark, former president of "... Very few of the tangible rewards we re-
the AOA and of the Texas and Colorado osteo- ceive in this life give us lasting satisfaction.
pathic associations. A fighter, Dr. Clark was in- Money is soon spent; honor at times vanishes al-
strumental in changing practice laws in Texas most overnight; fame is as fleeting as the wind;
and Colorado. Shortly after his death in 1936, but there is one thing that does not tarnish nor
many of Dr. Clark's writings and sayings were vanish, and that is the personal pride each of us
gathered and printed in a memorial volume by a has in the satisfaction of a difficult job well done."
friend, Dr. Harold Ives Magoun, Denver, Colo. A challenge and a trust was offered to the osteo-
Much of what Dr. Clark had to say during the 20's pathic physician and osteopathic student of his
and 30's is apropos to life and situations today. day in this verse by Dr. Clarke.
We suggest you read and meditate. "To you from failing hands we throw
"... We have truths pertaining to the healing The touch; be yours to hold it high.
art that are not only nuggets of gold in value, but If ye break faith with us who die
chunks of diamonds. While as yet they are in the We shall not sleep."
rough, let us do all we can to polish them so the That challenge and trust extends to the osteo-
world may know their true value before pirates pathic physician and student of today and tomor-
obtain them or they become lost in the gravel heap row. What sort of operation would be required to
or in the mad rush for things of so much less remove your conscience?
value.
' .... Many have thought in the past that the
lmodic l profession was our worst enemy, but I am Medical schools on carpet
convinced beyond a doubt that our really worst Medical schools were blamed for the "sorry
enemy is those in our ranks who are drifting state of American health" by Dr. Herbert Ratner,
away from Osteopathy. Oak Park (Ill.) health commissioner, in a Chicago
"... It takes just as much time and study to be- Daily News story May 21. Dr. Ratner took pot-
orme a skilled osteopathic technician as it does to shots at the lack of doctor-patient communication,
become a skilled surgeon . . . How could I be hunt- the specialist-oriented physician and lamented
ing for other methods when I have had such out- the fact that the general practitioner is fading
standing results ? . . . For those who have the de- from the health scene.
termination to delve deeper and deeper the field Dr. Ratner said, "There are only a few medical
is unlimited for specializing in Osteopathy. schools in the country that give a course in how
". . . Never say you can't get what you want un- to communicate with patients .. ." Perhaps un-
til you have paid the price ... If you want to find knowingly, he advocated the osteopathic philoso-
an unhappy man look for the one to whom duty phy when he said medical graduates are "special-
has no meaning ... I believe one of the greatest ac- ist-oriented" rather than taught to view the pa-
tient as a whole.
His solution for improving communication and
for helping doctors to see the patient as a whole

ELOG BOOK
was wrapped up in his belief that the vanishing
general practitioner needs to be brought to the
front of medical practice. "It is necessary," Dr.
Ratner said, "to give due recognition to the family
physician as the key man in the practice and to
Volume 40 September, 1962 Number 3 stop thinking of him as a lackey who does the leg
THE LOG BOOK is published quarterly by the College of work of others. We must remember what the
Osteopathic M-edicine and Surgery. Second class postage is family physician lacks in depth, he more than
paid at Des Moines, Iowa. Address all mail, change of address, makes up for in breadth."
o: Form 3579 to 722 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines 9, Iowa.
Editorial Staff
E d itor .................................................................................... Ja c k E . Ba ck e r Cover emphasizes communication
A ssociate Editor ................................................ Richard Schreiber Surrounded by the technical equipment he uses
Photo Editor ........................................ ........... E. Lynn Baldw in to help COMS faculty members communicate their
National Alumni Officers knowledge and skills to the student, E. Lynn Bald-
President ........................................ ...................... D r. J. R. F orbes win, chairman of the Department of Medical
President-elect ......................................................... Dr. Paul Rutter Illustration, is an important part of the college's
Vice-President .................................... Dr. Jam es T. Haffenden educational program. The cover photo was taken
Secretary-Treasurer ........................ Dr. Stan J. Sulkowski by Joe E. Brown, illustrator in the Department of
Past-President .............................. Dr. W. Clemens Andreen Medical Illustration at Veterans Hospital,
2
Officials review class size
Enrollment statistics for the
1962-63 school term indicate
COMS will have one of the largest
total enrollments in college history,
Michael Barry, registrar, and
Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin, president,
review the list of freshmen
scheduled to enroll Sept. 5. Barry
says the quality and number of
students applying for admission
continues to increase.

0 0 an 0 0ipt lre nolmn

ONE of the largest enrollments expects 84 sophomores, 57 jun- sion. Registration procedures
in the history of the College iors and 66 seniors to start the will start at 1:30 p.m.
of Osteopathic Medicine and school year. Juniors will register Thurs-
Surgery is expected Monday, Last year 82 freshmen en- day, Sept. 6 and sophomores will
Sept. 10 when classes start for rolled and 77 of these are ex- register Friday, Sept. 7. Seniors
the 1962-63 school term. pected back along with seven registered in June when they
Michael Barry, registrar and others to make the largest sopho- started their clinical program.
director of admissions, expects more class in the history of the The orientation session for
about 287 students to enroll. The college. Previously the largest freshmen will include welcomes
largest COMS enrollment re- class was 83 in 1948. from Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin,
corded is 299 in 1950. The sec- Barry said the freshmen class president, and Dr. Ora Niffeneg-
ond largest enrollment was 283 was selected from one of the ger, dean. Dr. Byron Laycock,
in 1960. Last year 279 students largest group of applicants in professor of osteopathic princi-
enrolled. recent years. He said the overall ples and techniques, will discuss
About 80 freshmen are ex- quality of entering students is "The Philosophy of Osteopathic
pected to register this year, al- becoming higher each year. Medicine."
though Barry says this figure Visiting speakers will include
The largest freshman class re- Dr. Stuart Harkness, president
could vary from 75 to 80. He ported at COMS was 98 in 1948 of the Polk County Society of
when large numbers of veterans Osteopathic Physicians and Sur-
were returning. geons; Dr. Joseph Baker, presi-
NTinety osteopathic physicians dent of the Iowa COMS alumni
were graduated in two classes association, and Dr. Mark Sluss,
in 1951, establishing a record president of the Iowa Society of
for the largest number of gradu- Osteopathic Physicians and Sur-
ates in one year. geons.
Freshman registration will Robert Sims, student council
start t t 8:30 am Wednesday, president; Irving Merlin, Psi
Sept. 5 with an orientation ses- Sigma Alpha president, and
Norman Rose, Sigma Sigma
Phi president, will also talk to
the freshmen.
Cecil Looney, business officer,
will discuss the student health
Cecil Looney, business officer, insurance and other financial
and Gil Sheeder, accountant, matters. Mrs. Mary Morrow, li-
appraise the College's brarian, will conduct tours of the
financial situation before library to complete the fresh-
tuition payments are recorded. man orientation.
3
! his usual black cigar, Dean Shumaker
to reflect on his 30-year association
OMS and the osteopathic profession.

Dr. J. B.Shumaker
"WTith the departure of Dr. John B. Shu-
V maker the College will lose a real man;
one who has worked with a seldom equaled de-
votion for the college and the profession. It
would be difficult to think of anyone who has
given so much of himself for the good and
betterment of others."
This statement by Dr. Byron Laycock repre-
sents the feeling generated by the resignation
of Dr. Shumaker who has been dean of the
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
for 16 years. Dr. Shumaker's resignation was
effective August 31.
Dr. Laycock, professor of osteopathic prin-
ciples and practice for more than 20 years, con-
tinues, "During most of those years he had to
be, by virtue of his position as Dean, the 'Ham-
mer and Hatchet man,' but he was always try-
ing to improve the teaching of and the quality
of our graduates."
Well known and respected throughout the
osteopathic profession, Dr. Shumaker has
served COMS as instructor, professor, dean
and acting president. His plans include work-
ing for the osteopathic profession in some
capacity.
Now 65, Dr. Shumaker first became associat-
ed with COMS in 1929 as a part-time chemistry
instructor. During a three year period from
1938 to 1941 Dr. Shumaker again taught part-
time at the College. In 1946 he was named dean
and professor of bio-chemistry.
In 1957 the board of trustees asked Dr.
Shumaker to serve as acting president for
several months. He served in this capacity until
1959 when Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin was named
president. At that time Dr. Shumaker returned
to the position of dean.
Dr. Shumaker was instrumental in the over-
haul of the College's curriculum and in the
inauguration of the extern program following
World War II. The revised curriculum was
essentially the same as the current program.
"Our total enrollment in June, 1946 was
about 45," recalls Dr. Shumaker. "But, the next
fall we had 60 or 70 freshmen, most of them
veterans enrolling under the GI bill." This
marked the growth of COMS.
The Dean, as he is most frequently called,
is proud of COMS. He says, "A school is judged
by the quality of its graduates and we have been
turning out good doctors. Our graduates are
sought after as interns and residents."
Dr. Shumaker has an A.B. degree from
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, an M.S.
and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University,
Ames, Iowa. He was married to Ruth L. Drury
in 1923 and the couple had two children. Mrs.
Dr. J. B. Shumaker Shumaker died in 1961.
4
resigns after 16 year s as college dean
Former students, teaching associates, cur- have served on his faculty, I have learned to
rent students, board members and friends all appreciate his philosophy of education concern-
have a high regard for the Dean and his service ing the osteopathic profession. This philosophy
to the College and to the profession. has shown its greatest brightness in the distinc-
Dr. John C. Agnew, Des Moines, was a mem- tion its alumni have attained professionally
ber of the first class the Dean taughtt at COMS. throughout the world."
He says "He always called on me first. He M. E. Wallace, member of the COMS board
would walk in and say, 'Go to the board Agnew.' of trustees for 13 years, reflects on his associa-
The Dean has given the best years of his life to tion with Dean Shumaker; "Especially do I re-
the College and he has the best interests of the member when he stepped in at the urging of the
school and the students at heart." Board of Trustees and was acting president of
Richard F. Perry, COMS senior, speaks for the College for more than two years. This was
the current student body when he says, "Our something he preferred not to do but as always
contact with the Dean has been indirect or brief he was cheerful and efficient. It has been a
without room for a great deal of understanding. privilege to know and work with a man of Dean
However, as seniors we now realize how much Shumaker's high ability and personality."
he has done for us and the institution. His Although leaving an institution with which
leaving is a great loss." he has been associated for nearly 30 years was
Dr. Joe Prior, COMS anesthetist, was a stu- difficult for Dr. John B. Shumaker, he has
dent of the Dean's during 1938-39. He now packed up his books, his memories and his black
works with the Dean on the extern program aromatic cigars and departed his professional
and other committees. He says, "Now that I home.

Mrs. Mary Kenderdine leaves library post


By Alvira Lunsford the surgical, basic science and
When Mrs. Mary Bell Kender- osteopathic medicine areas. The
dine resigned Sept. 1 as librari- shelves in these rooms are
an of the College of Osteopathic stacked with current editions of
Medicine and Surgery, it was books relating to the three
with a sense of pride that she fields.
was leaving a library which, In 1961 a gift of $1,000 for
while under her direction, was books was given by the Osteo-
rated the finest library of the pathic Academy of Orthopedics
nation's osteopathic colleges. in memory of Dr. Warren C.
When Mrs. Kenderdine joined Bradford. The Michigan Society
the COMS staff in 1946 the en- of Osteopathic Physicians and
tire library was shelved in one Surgeons contributes approxi-
room and consisted of about 300 mately $250 yearly as a memori-
volumes, mostly old periodicals al to Dr. P. Ralph Morehouse.
with no cards or pockets. An- Mrs. Kenderdine was librarian
other small room served as a for Rockford College, Rockford,
reading room. Ill.; the College of Emporia, Em-
poria, Kans., and associate pro-
Today's library contains ap- fessor at Drake University dur-
proximately 12,000 volumes and ing the 20 years prior to resign-
receives 265 periodicals of which ing to accept the librarian's po-
170 are bound for permanent sition at COMS.
references. A dictionary card Mrs. Kenderdine is a charter
catalog lists all books by author member of the Osteopathic Li-
and subject. brary Association and was
Most of the third floor of the president of the group during
college building houses the li- 1956-57.
brary unit and includes a charge-
out area, a workroom, a room Mrs. Mary Bell Kenderdine adds
for reserved books, and a large another book to the COMS
combination reading and library. During her 16 years
shelved-books room. In addition as librarianthe library increased
there are three alcove rooms- from 300 to 12, 000 volumes.
5
Dr. Ora Niffenegger new college dean
Dr. Ora E. Niffenegger as-
sumed his duties as dean of the
College of Osteopathic Medicine Herrick is counselor
and Surgery Aug. 15. Dr. Nif- Allan A. Herrick, Des Moines
fenegger comes to COMS from attorney and former ninth dis-
Drake University where he was trict court judge, is the new
placement director. legal counselor for the College
Dr. M e rl y n McLaughlin, of Osteopathic Medicine and
president, says, "We are very Surgery.
happy to secure the services and Herrick replaces Gibson Holli-
vast experience Dr. Niffenegger day who was recently appointed
brings to this position." judge. Holliday served 20 years
A member of the Des Moines as legal adviser for COMS.
Board of Education, Dr. iNif- A Des Moines attorney for
fenegger is active in community 36 years, Herrick received his
affairs. He has a B.C.S. degree A.B. and LL.B. degrees from
from the Des Moines University the State University of Iowa.
of Commerce and B.S., M.S. He practiced law in Estherville
and Juris Doctor degrees from for five years before coming to
Drake University. Des Moines in 1926. He is a
Dr. N i f f e n e g g e r has had member of the Herrick, Langon,
more than 15 years experience Dr. Ora E. Niffenegger Sandblom and Belin law firm.
in college and public school
teaching and administration and
considerable administrative ex-
perience with the U.S. Army.
Richard Schreiber joins staff
He was director of instruction
for the Army at the University
of Mississippi in 1942 and from
as public relations director
1943 to 1946 was director of ad- Richard A. Schreiber joined
ministration and executive of- the staff of the College of Osteo-
ficer of the Adjutant General's pathic Medicine and Surgery
School in Washington, D.C. Aug. 1 as director of public re-
Previous to coming to Drake lations. He replaces Jack E.
as a lecturer in business adminis- Backer who is returning to the
tration and law, Dr. Niffenegger State University of Iowa to con-
was head of the department and tinue graduate study in com-
associate professor of business munications.
administration at Central Col- Schreiber, who received his
lege in Pella. He has been place- M.A. degree in journalism from
ment director at Drake since the State University of Iowa in
1951. June, has experience in photog-
Dr. Niffenegger has published rap'hy and public relations.
articles in the "Placement Manu- After attending the U. S.
al" and in 1950 compiled an an- Army photography school at
notation of the school laws of Fort Monmouth N. J., Schrei-
Iowa. He has been a high school ber was a photographer at the
principal and superintendent Army Pictorial Center in the
and had a private law practice. Pentagon and a photographer-
In addition to his work on the information specialist for an
board of education, Dr. Niffen- engineer group in Germany.
egger is a member of the board While a student at Central ltc/arca Acnrezoer
of the Goodwill Industries and College, Pella, Iowa, he estab- Schreiber graduated from the
the Cosmopolitan International lished and operated a photo Knoxville (Iowa) High School,
Club. studio on the campus. 1952; Central College, Pella,
Dr. Niffenegger is a member While studying for his ad- Iowa, B.A. 1960 and the State
of the Iowa State Bar Associa- vanced degree at SUI, Schreiber University of Iowa, Iowa City,
tion, Midwest College Placement was graduate assistant in pho- M.A. 1962. He has also attended
Association, National Teachers tography at the SUI School of George Washington University,
Placement Association, Delta Journalism and assistant to the Washington, D.C., and the Uni-
Theta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi and Health and Science Editor of versity of Heidelberg, Heidel-
Phi Delta Kappa. the SUI Medical Center. berg, Germany.
6
Dr. Bunce joins staff, Board names Dr. Stuart Harkness
receives $30,654 grant
Dr. Donald F. M. Bunce II became
chairman of internal medicine
-.-.. . . .-. . .... - - lB la l m m %qmlpW

a research professor in physiology at Dr. Stuart Harkness, 1938


the College of Osteopathic Medicine PCO grad and well known Des
and Surgery in June and in July re- Moines internist, returned to
ceived a $30,654 research grant from the staff of the College of Osteo-
the National Heart Institute for a
two-year study of distended blood pathic Medicine and Surgery
vessels. Aug. 1 as chairman of the De-
partment of Medicine on a part-
The author of 22 scientific papers, time basis.
Dr. Bunce comes to COMS from the
Tulane University School of Medicine Dr. Harkness, also president
where he was an associate professor of the Polk County Society of
in anatomy. Osteopathic Physicians and Sur-
Dr. Bunce is scheduled to read geons, will supervise instruction
research papers in three foreign coun- in the department, arrange the
tries this fall before some of the curriculum, intregrate courses
world's leaders in medical research. and be in charge of the fellow-
He will address the Second Inter- ship training program in clinical
national Symposium on Angiology at medicine.
Darmstadt, Germany in October. He
will address the section on cardiosur- Dr. Stuart Harkness Dr. Harkness was chairman
gery at the 100th Medical Congress of the department from 1949 to
in Prague, Czechoslovakia in Novem- 1953. He has been teaching part-
ber. Later that month he will present time in the department for sev-
portions of his research before the
Royal Zoological Society in London.
Dr. A. L. Broseghini eral years.
joins college Staff A native of Harrisburg, Pa.,
An inventor as well as a researcher, Dr. Harkness is an honorary fel-
Dr. Bruce has developed a special low in the American College of
double hemostat which enables him to Dr. Albert L. Broseghini, as-
remove arteries and veins filled with sistant professor of biology at Osteopathic Internists.
blood from living animals. This en- Fresno (Calif.) State College, In addition to his duties as
ables him to study vessel structures joined the faculty of the College president of the Polk County
as they exist during life. of Osteopathic Medicine and Society, Dr. Harkness is secre-
Dr. Bunce has a B.S. degree from Surgery Sept. 1 as an associate tary of the American Osteo-
the University of Miami and M.S. professor in chemophysiology. pathic Board of Internal Medi-
and Ph.D. degrees from the Univer- cine, and a member of the New
sity of Illinois College of Medicine. A graduate of Northern Illi-
nois State College, Dr. Broseg- York Academy of Sciences, Iowa
He started the Bunce School of Medi- Society of Osteopathic Physi-
cal Technology at Coral Gables, Fla. hini received the M.S. and Ph.D.
in 1945. Later he became director of degrees from Iowa State Univer- cians and Surgeons, the ACOI
research for a pharmaceutical manu- sity. While at Iowa State he was and the AOA.
facturer in Chicago. co-investigator on a U.S. Public Dr. Harkness has written
From 1957 to 1960 Dr. Bunce did Health Service grant investigat- numerous articles for various
research and taught gross anatomy ing the histo-chemical aspects of osteopathic journals and has
and histology at the University of Illi- vitamin deficiencies. done research. He published a
nois. He joined the Tulane faculty in report of a research project af-
1960. During the summer of 1956
Dr. Broseghini was a junior filiated with the U.S. Vitamin
health physicist at Oak Ridge Co. in the March issue of the
AOA Journal.
Name new librarian (Tenn.) National Laboratory
and also took a course in radio-
Mrs. Mary Morrow has been chemistry.
named acting librarian at the
College of Osteopathic Medicine His recent summer months
and Surgery for the 1962-63 have been spent in research
work for the Bureau of Vector
Gatien paper editor
school year. She replaces Mrs.
Mary Bell Kenderdine who re- Control of the California De- Lionel Gatien, sophomore, has
tired Aug. 31. partment of Health. been named editor of "The
A part-time assistant the past Dr. Broseghini is a member Pulse," student newspaper at
two years, Mrs. Morrow first of the Iowa Academy of Science, the College of Osteopathic Medi-
worked in the COMS library in the American Institute of Bio- cine and Surgery, for the 1962-
1955 when she was part-time logical Science, the American 63 school term.
librarian for six months. She be- Association for the Advance- Lionel is the son of Dr. Lionel
came a fulltime librarian in 1956 ment of Science, the American A. Gatien, Southgate, Mich. Dr.
and continued in that capacity Society of Zoologists and Sigma Gatien is a 1941 graduate of
until two years ago. Xi. COMS.
7
Col. D. Harold Byrd pauses in his
office at the Power Petroleum building
which overlooks Dallas

Success marks Byrd enterprises


Success is nearly synonymous with the name
D. Harold Byrd. Almost everything Col. Byrd
has become interested in has boomed. And,
this Texas millionaire has been generous with
the profits of his success. He has contributed
heavily to charitable, scientific, educational,
religious and literarypurposes and has established
numerous scholarships in science, music,
aviation and leadership. The Byrd Foundation,
formed in 1953, now channels a portion of the
Byrd resources to worthwhile enterprises.

Texas philanthropist joins corporation


ol. D. H. Byrd, Dallas, Texas, cumulating his fame and fortune tablished in 1941 by Byrd and a
millionaire, philanthropist, in Texas oil fields shortly after small group of citizens. He re-
World War I. ceived his commission as a
pioneer, geologist, oilman, avia- Colonel in 1943 when the CAP
tor, investor, financier and With his success in oil came
the founding of several Byrd was placed under the Army Air
sportsman, was named to the Force.
corporate board of the College companies and directorships and
of Osteopathic Medicine and presidencies of others. He is or Byrd's financial contributions
Surgery this spring by Dr. Mer- has been associated with most to the CAP include sponsoring
lyn McLaughlin, president. of the oil associations in the special events, drill teams, ex-
United States. peditions, educational materials
Byrd's diversified projects in-
clude farms and ranches, oil and One of the first men in Texas and cadet scholarships. Among
gas operations, manufacturing to own his own plane, Byrd has Byrd's CAP honors is a squad-
concerns, trusts and founda- owned 58 aircraft and has or- ron named "The D. Harold Byrd
tions, financial and investment ganized and operated three com- Squadron."
companies, construction firms, a mercial airline services. The Byrd Foundation was
supply house, industrial real Byrd was one of the original formed in 1953 and both the
estate, recreational projects and founders and has been a con- foundation and Byrd personally
miscellaneous industrial and tinuous director in TEMCO have contributed to charitable,
commercial operations. Aircraft Corporation, a firm scientific, educational, religious
He is listed in "Who's Who in handling important government and literary purposes. Byrd has
America" and in Dun and Brad- contracts. In 1957, Byrd organ- established numerous scholar-
street's "Top Management." He ized the SPACE Corporation ships in science, music, aviation
has been honored by the TV in- which specializes in propulsion and leadership.
dustry on two programs. Col. and ground control equipment A Deacon in the First Presby-
Byrd received an honorary Doc- for jets and missiles. terian Church in Dallas, Byrd
tor of Science degree from A big contributor to polar ex- is active in church affairs. He
COMS at June commencement peditions, Byrd has a range of recently donated a fellowship
exercises. mountains named in his honor hall to the church.
A descendant of the famed by his cousin. He is a regular A sportsman, Byrd says fol-
Virginia Byrd family and a contributor to the Antarctic Ex- lowing the University of Texas
cousin of Admiral Richard Byrd, ploration Society, Inc. football team is one of his favor-
polar explorer, Byrd started ac- The Civil Air Patrol was es- ite pastimes.
8
Communication is one of the most important aspects
of good teaching and the Department of Medical
Illustration at COMS provides faculty members
with the knowledge and technical aids to make their
programs more meaningful. E. Lynn Baldwin,
department chairman, is shown in his lab surrounded
by technical equipment that can and is being
used to improve medical communication.

Baldwin believes...
Communication: Key to teaching
HELPING clinical and basic science faculty As the audio-visual center, Baldwin's depart-
members communicate their knowledge and ment orders and checks out films and maintains a
file on college owned movies. Student projection-
skills to the student is the philosophy behind the ists show films and aid in cataloging and order-
services offered by the department of medical ing. Slides are also cataloged and checked out
illustration at the College of Osteopathic Medicine for classes or individual study. Baldwin says,
and Surgery. "Movies, slides and still pictures enable the stu-
dent to see a large volume and variety of path-
E. Lynn Baldwin, department chairman, says, ology during the short time he is in school."
"We need to become more efficient in our teaching
because of the increased volume of material con- Baldwin shot and processed more than
fronting the student. Our services can help the 4,000 pictures last year for hospital and pa-
teacher project his material so it will be more tient records, teaching purposes, publications
meaningful and more easily understood." and a variety of other uses as well as for
several college affiliated organizations.
In his role as a medical communications
consultant, Baldwin helps faculty members The department is frequently asked to take pic-
plan their teaching programs; helps project tures of surgery, make photomicrographs, record
research in exhibits and illustrated lectures; seminar discussions and lectures, prepare material
helps public relations personnel interpret for projection with a variety of equipment, shoot
the institution; and supervises a department portraits, and take pictures of visitors. In addi-
that serves as a center of audiovisual and tion, Baldwin serves as photo editor of the Log
photographic equipment, knowledge and Book and helps design brochures, letterheads and
skills. exhibits. He shoots and edits movies and serves
as a troubleshooter for photo and audio-visual
The department began in 1951 under the spon- equipment problems.
sorship of the Cancer Teaching Grant, coordi-
nated at that time by Dr. Stuart Harkness, pres- A listening room supplied with a library of
ently chairman of the department of medicine, taped lectures in the various medical specialty
in a small, obscure darkroom with Baldwin as a areas was recently added to the department's
half-time photographer-technician. It has grown services. The library is composed of tapes from
to a full-fledged medical illustration area that subscription services and recordings Baldwin has
offers complete photographic services and a wide made from talks by faculty and visiting lecturers
range of communication aids. such as Dr. Hans Selye, internationally known
endocrinologist.
College officials say faculty members are util- The additional services and increased use of
izing department services more every year. Dr. equipment, knowledge and skills has placed a
Lloyd Ficke, pathologist and chief of staff, says, strain on Baldwin's time and department budget.
"Lynn's department has become indispensable However, he is anxious to expand existing serv-
and we are utilizing his aids and knowledge more ices and exploit new techniques for improving
and more. He is continually providing new serv- and expediting the teaching-learning process.
ices and his willingness to help is appreciated by "We are only scratching the surface," says Bald-
the faculty." win. "We're at the point where we could triple
Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin, president, adds, "Bald- the service if we doubled the personnel."
win's help in planning and designing exhibits, He says additional services would also demand
displays and publications is invaluable. He has more space and equipment. Because he realizes
the ability to project an idea on paper or film so
that it becomes clear to everyone. (See COMMUNICATION, page 12)
9
Baldwin advises yearbook staff members on
the use of pictures to tell a story.

Illustration services help facult'


A steady expansion of services by
personnel in the Department of
Medical Illustration at COMS has
made that department one of the most
helpful in the college's teaching
program, Lynn Baldwin runs the
department with the philosophy of
helping the faculty to communicate
its knowledge and skills to the
students. The result has been increased
use of equipment and the inauguration
of new services. Department aids
include consultation on communication
problems and a wide range of
photographic and recording techniques.

Consultation on illustratic
part of Baldwin's work.
Dr. Charles Martin discu
a lecture in inter
L / 4-
17 - 11/1 11)v.
Baldwin explains how he create(b 'an e'rxuz
projecting research done by Dt . Robert Pictures of surgical %
Dzmura, 1962 COMS grad. This is one among the varied ass
of many services offered by the department. are handled by BaldM
routine and emergen(

A listening room complete with


recorders and specialty tapes was Baldwiq
added to department services Log Book
recently and has proved popular publication,
with students and faculty members. T
students

i problems is an important
Dr. Joseph McNerney and
s the best way to illustrate
al medicine with Baldwin.

"ocedures are
jnrments that
in on
i calls.

Lynn Baldwin develops illustration department


Service to the faculty and staff has helped Lynn Baldwin develop
serves as photo editor of the the Department of Medical Illustration into a full-fledged
xnd helps with other COMS communication area. Taking and developing photomicrographs
Here he helps Jack Backer, is a technical skill Baldwin uses to help individuals communicate
blic relations director, plan a research and knowledge.
photo layout
conrnrunica ion s ecialist
a ldwin ou lines ro e %of
Communication-continued from page 9 lege's teaching program. It has been agreed
that communication techniques are advancing that the medical illustration department is
rapidly and because he wants to improve his the logical area to control, programand oper-
knowledge int the field, Baldwin is active in med- ate such a circuit because of the need for
ical illustration organizations. He has served communication, consultation, photos, charts
in various capacities in the Biological Photogra- and service personnel.
phers Association, which is devoted to improving "Closed circuit TV is the ultimate in teaching
medical communications. aids," says Baldwin, "but it will require extra
Baldwin believes the role of the medical com- preparation and programming by the instruc-
munication specialist will become more important tors. It will undoubtedly, if properly presented
as institutions go into more advanced and efficient and utilized, make teaching more effective and
means of disseminating information. He says, efficient. While the cost is high, the system would
"The medical illustrator needs to absorb the in- contribute tremendously to the training of good
vestigator's or instructor's ideas and be able to doctors."
translate them into visuals which can be easily The philosophy of improving communication
understood and remain in harmony with the basic between faculty and students and the institution
idea. The communication person and the physician and its alumni and the lay public demands that
or teacher need to work as a team." the department of medical illustration continue
COMS faculty members and Baldwin are to expand. With the increased demand for services
discussing the requirements for and advan- and better utilization of current aids, Baldwin
tages of closed circuit television in the col- faces a challenging future.

Committee discusses closed circuit television


Looking into the future, COMS faculty mem- der, chairman of the Department of Chemophysi-
bers and administrators are investigating the oloy; Dr. Merlyn McLaughlin, president; Dr. Wil-
possibilities of utilizing closed circuit television liam Barrows, chairman of the Department of
in the College's educational program. Listening to Surgery; Dr. Stanley Miroyiannis, chairman of
Lynn Baldwin, chairman of the Department of the Department of Anatomy, and Dr. Henry Ket-
Medical Illustration, outline a possible program man, chairman of the Department of Radiology.
are Dr. Ora Niffenegger, dean; Dr. David Celan- Photo by Jack Backer
12
Kathryn Chisholm returns to post
in department
I of microbiology
Miss Kathryn Chisholm, in-
structor in the department of
microbiology at the College of
Osteopathic Medicine and Sur-
gery from 1959-61, returned to
that position in September.
During the past year Miss
Chisholm has been clinical
microbiologist on the staff of the
Kenosha (Wisc.) Hospital. She
was also a part-time instructor
in zoology for the University of
Wisconsin Extension Center at
Kenosha.
Miss Chisholm was born in
Starts 12th year Lee County, Iowa, and later
moved with her family to Chica-
Al Parmenter,College Hospital ad-
ministrator, is starting his 12th year go where she graduated from
with COMS. He is a trustee of the Fenger High School. She attend- MVlIss Klathryn 'htisholm
American Osteopathic Hospital As- ed Wilson Junior College in
sociation and is an officer in the Iowa Chicago and in 1953 received
Hospital Association. He is active in
community affairs and is a past dis-
her B.A. degree in biology from
the University of Indiana.
Denny joins board
trict officer of Kiwanis. Allan W. Denny, Des Moines
She received her Certificate attorney, is a recent addition to
in microbiology in 1959 from the the corporation of the College of
American Society of Clinical Osteopathic Medicine and Sur-
New research grant Pathologists, and she is now a gery.
member of that society.
for Dr. Celander Miss Chisholm is also a mem- Denny, who served as a mem-
Dr, David R. Celander, pro- ber of the Des Moines City
ber of the American Microbiolo- Council eight years and mayor
fessor and chairman of the de- gy Society, Medical Technicians,
partment of Chemophysiology the American Society of Medical for two, is co-owner and mana-
at the College of Osteopathic Technicians and the American ger of the Insurance Exchange
Medicine and Surgery, recently Building. He is also secretary
Association for the Advance- for the Stephens Industries, Inc.
received notification of a $30,545 ment of Science.
research grant from the Nation- and the Des Moines Life and
She is a Second Lieutenant in Casualty Co.
al Advisory Arthritis and Meta- the Civil Air Patrol, a member
bolic Disease Council. of the Air Force Association and
The grant will support a the National Aviation Education Doctors volunteer time
three-year study of the "Use of Council. She is also a member of
Urokinase in the Study of the the American Association of Two Iowa osteopathic physi-
Fibrinolytic System." This is University Women. cians are serving as part-time
research dealing with the appli- clinic supervisors two days a
cation of substances found in week at the College of Osteo-
urine to the prevention and pathic Medicine and Surgery on
treatment of diseases of the Society praises staff a voluntary basis.
blood vessels. A resolution praising the fa- Dr. W. S. Edmunds, 1929 grad
Dr. Celander and his staff are culty and staff of COMS was from Red Oak, and Dr. Walter
interested in such problems as unanimously adopted by the Nelson, 1933 grad from Sidney,
hardening of the arteries, in- board of trustees and house of will continue their contribution
flammatory or infectious chang- delegates of the Iowa Society of of time for six months.
es in veins, the development of Osteopathic Physicians and Sur- The physicians say that they
paralytic strokes, and various geons during their 64th annual are learning more than the stu-
other problems relating to the convention in May. dents they are supervising and
blood and blood vessels. The resolution reads: "Re- the students say the new ap-
Dr. Celander has been direct- solved that the Society extend proach and additional advice is
ing research on fibrin clots and thanks to Dr. Merlyn McLaugh- helpful.
the radio active tracer proteins lin, president, Dr. John Shu- Dr. Glenn Bigsby, chief clinic
during the past year under two maker, dean, the administrative supervisor, says other D.O.'s
National Institute of Health staff and faculty for their fine have indicated they may donate
grants totaling $25,356. work at the College." a day or two a week.
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COMS faculty prepares for school year
Dr. F, M. Bunce II, new research Faculty members at the College of
professor in physiology, is Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery are
working under a $30,000 grant. busy preparing for the new school
year and one of the largest total en-
rollments in college history.
Fulltime pre-clinical science faculty
members returning for another year
are Stanley D. Miroyiannis, Ph.D.,
anatomy; Jen-yah Hsie, Ph.D., micro-
biology; John Seibert, D.O., patholo-
gy; and Mark Goldie, Ph.D., David R.
Celander, Ph.D., and Evelyn Celander,
B.A., chemophysiology.
Newcomers to the pre-clinical sci-
ence faculty are F. M. Bunce II, Ph.D.,
physiology; Albert Broseghini, Ph.D.,
chenmophysiology; and Miss Kathryn
Dr. Jen-yah Hsie, microbiology, Chisholm, B.A., microbiology.
is returning for another year.
Fulltime clinical faculty members
returning to COMS are Byron Lay-
clock, D.O., osteopathic principles and

Fulltime
pre-clinical
faculty

Dr. John Seibert will


again teach pathology
and work in the department.

Dr. Stanley D. Miroyiannis


will start his 11th year as chairman
of the anatomy department.

Returning to teach in the chemo-


physiology department are Dr. Mark
Goldie, Dr. David R. Celander,
and Mrs. Evelyn Celander.
and large enrollment
techniques; Henry Ketman, D.O.,
radiology; Lloyd Ficke, D.O., path-
ology; Joseph Prior, D.O., anesthesi-
ology; Glenn Bigsby, D.O. chief clinic
supervisor; Elizabeth Burrows, D.O.,
obstetrics and gynecology; and Wil-
liam Barrows, D.O., surgery.
Nearly 40 osteopathic physicians
will teach part-time and serve as part-
time clinic supervisors. Dr. Stuart
Harkness, recently named chairman of
the department of medicine, will be in
charge of four fellows who will teach
and serve as clinic supervisors.
Dr. Glenn Bigsby, chief clinic supervisor,
Several advanced students will serve and Dr. Byron Laycock, professor of
as instructors in various COMS de- osteopathic principles and techniques,
partments. Hospital residents will also discuss the start of the new school year.
teach on a part-time basis.
Dean Ora Niffenegger will serve as
co-ordinator of the academic program
and will be in charge of the faculty. Dr. William Barrows, college surgeon,
is chairman of the Department of
Surgery. He will be starting his
first full year at COMS.

Dr. Henry Ketman is chairman


Fulltime of the Department of Radiology
and he will also teach.
clinical
faculty

Dr. Lloyd Ficke is the new


chief of staff at College
Hospital. He will also
teach pathology.

Dr. Joseph Prior, anesthesiologist, and


Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, obstetrician,
discuss a hospital ruling. They
will both teach.
Doctors using placement service
Dr. Charles N. Stryker, Sheldon, Your school was referred to me by
Iowa has informed college officials Col. D. H. Byrd, Dallas, Texas, as a
that he must retire from his practice possible source to secure an osteopath
because of an emergency health prob- for our city," writes Jay W. Dickey,
lem. He has for sale: 1949 McManis Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
table; Mattern X-Ray, 60 milliamps,
bucky table, fluoroscope, chest screen, The town of Anita, Iowa (popula-
new tank, film chest and file, etc.; tion 1,100), is looking for a D.O. The
Burdick short-wave diathermy, cabi- town is 70 miles west of Des Moines,
nets, instruments, furnishings, etc. 15 miles from Atlantic and 30 miles
He is also anxious to have someone from a hospital at Greenfield. Lester
take over his practice. He says hos- Gatch of Anita has offered to show
pital facilities are available to D.O.s. interested physicians around and help
them set up a practice.
Dr. Aloys J. Daack, 17200 S. E.
Stark St., Portland 33, Ore., writes,
"We have a clinic suitable for an-
Fund for Dr. Burkholder
other doctor or maybe two. We have One hundred and eighty dol-
a new hospital within 10 miles of our lars has been contributed to a
facilities. Our clinic is complete with memorial fund for Dr. F. E.
x-ray, lab, etc. Will consider doctors Burkholder, Sioux Falls, S. D.,
as associates or salaried." who died recently.
The president of the Boone County Mrs. Burkholder forwarded
(Iowa) Abstract and Loan Company contributions to the college from
recently wrote the COMS placement the South Dakota Osteopathic
bureau citing a shortage of osteo- Auxiliary, Miss Olivia Carleton, Hobby grows
pathic physicians in Boone. Melvin Mrs. Carrie Berg, Mrs. Julia A hobby of carving has grown from
Josephson writes, "There is a splen- Iverson, the South Dakota So- wood to stone for Dr. Kenneth S.
did opportunity for such physicians ciety of Osteopathic Physicians Foltz, 1952 grad practicing in Wester-
here." Doctors interested in a loca- and Surgeons, the Massa-Grid- ville, Ohio, and the citizens there are
tion in Boone are asked to write Mr. ley Clinic, and herself. the recipients of his work. This six
Josephson. foot limestone figure is one of his
The memorial fund will be most recent creations. He presented
Dr. M. R. Caldwell, 1961, Soddy, used for matching funds for na- it to a new Catholic school. Dr. Foltz
Tenn., is planning to move to Arizona tional student defense loans. plans to sculpture and present figures
because of his son's health and wants This means the $180 will pro- for each new public building.
to sell or lease his nearly new six vide $1800 for student loans.
room brick building and office equip- Anyone interested in contribut-
ment. He says any D.O. interested in
a thriving practice in a drawing area
ing to the fund should send his COMS exhibits travel
of more than 10,000, with boating, contribution to Mrs. Burkholder COMS exhibits are traveling
fishing and water sports available or to the fund at the college. across the United States and
should contact him. back to be displayed at state and
Professor receives grant educational conventions.
"Our only osteopath died about two
years ago, and there are many people Stanley D. Miroyiannis, Ph.D., The prize winning exhibit,
here who are very anxious for another professor and chairman of the "Celestine Blue B as a Nuclear
osteopath to come into Pine Bluff. Department of Anatomy at the Stain in Vaginal Exfoliative Cy-
We have more than 55,000 people in College of Osteopathic Medicine tology," has been in Las Vegas,
Pine Bluff and the immediate suburbs. and Surgery has been awarded Miami, Des Moines and will go
a $1,489.25 grant by the Bureau to Ohio this summer. The Long
of Research of the American Island Society of Osteopathic
Dr. Helebrant gives Osteopathic Association. Physicians and Surgeons named
During the past few years Dr. The results of the experi- it the best scientific exhibit at
S. A. Helebrant, Cedar Rapids, ments, Dr. Miroyiannis said, Las Vegas and presented the
Iowa, has contributed several may show if there is any correla- college with a $50 savings bond.
hundred medical books, instru- tion between changes in the An exhibit, "Photography in
ments and other items to the Nissl granuals and ostepathic Osteopathic Education," was on
College of Osteopathic Medicine lesions and/or exposure to display in Oregon in April and is
and Surgery. X-ray. scheduled to go to Wisconsin.
Included in his contributions Dr. Miroyiannis and his re- College officials will provide
are a proctologic library and search staff, Victor Jurczenko exhibits for conventions and
several medical instruments and and Ben Raines, perform sur- meetings for the price of trans-
appliances for the medical mu- gery on anesthetized rats to pro- portation. Exhibits are designed
seum. He also donated a 1919 duce lesions on the spinal cords and built by E. Lynn Baldwin,
class picture which was missing and expose other rats to near chairman of the department of
from college files. maximum levels of X-rays. medical illustration.
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Alums maintain interest in alma mater 1924 1929
1900
"Dear Alumni: Enclosed find check Dr. E. T. Kirk, Tucson, Ariz., re- Dr. Campbell A. Ward, Mount
in amount of $5.00 for our association. cently sent his alumni dues check Clemens, Mich., chairman of the de-
I will be interested to know if there and a note saying he is in part-time partment of public affairs for the
are any D.O.s in USA at my age in practice but wants to keep in touch AOA, attended the annual meetings
years of active practice as long as with activities at the College and in of the Bureau of Professional Affairs
yours truly. 62 plus years. the profession. held in Chicago, May 25-27.
Fraternally yours, W. H. Albertson,
Dr. J. E. Weimers, Marietta, Ohio, 1933
D.O., 608 West Oakalnd Ave., Austin, was presented an honorary life mem-
Minn. Dr. Edward V. Chance, Central
bership in the Ohio Osteopathic As- Point, Ore., was a July visitor at the
1903 sociation at the groups' 1962 annual
Dr. H .R. Bell, born in Rutland, College. He reminisced with Dean
meeting.
Wise., Sept. 25, 1877, died Feb. 16, at Shumaker and other officials about
the Wisconsin Masonic Home at 1927 the College as it was during the de-
Dousma. The 84 year-old doctor had pression years. He recalled home de-
"Well thank you for the directory. liveries under unusual circumstances,
been ill about two weeks. He prac- Several times I've wished for such
ticed in Berlin, Wisc., for a number the embalming school on one floor
a treasure . . Thanks, you have and students working at many part-
of years before moving to Fort At- earned it." Joseph Kloetzly, D.O.
kinson. In 1912 he moved to Mari- time jobs.
nette where he practiced until he re- Dr. Ralph Van Ness, Columbus,
Ohio, represented the Columbus Dis- Dr. H. G. Withrow, Hustisford,
tired in 1960. He is survived by his Wise., forwarded a check to cover two
widow, Amalie, and three children. trict Academy at the annual Academy
of Pharmacy dinner and also at a years' payment on alumni dues and
1910 luncheon held by the United Appeals included a note to the college public
Additional information to update earlier this year. relations department which said,
the new alumni directory came last "You're doing a good job."
month from Dr. Albert F. Steffen, Dr. P. L. Park, Marietta, Ohio, has
Long Beach, Calif. He also said, "I been installed as president of the 1934
am glad to have the alumni directory. Ninth District (Marietta) Academy Dr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Houpt,
I do not see how you managed as of Osteopathic Medicine for the 1962- Starke, Fla., owners and operators of
well as you have and I am glad it 63 term. Doctors Hospital, celebrated the tenth
has been accomplished." anniversary of the hospital with a
1912 1928 party for their employees.
"Thank you for the alumni direc- Dr. Frank J. Wilson, Dayton, Ohio,
tory-greatly appreciated. It is well has been named as a member of the Dr. J. H. Paul, Eau Claire, Wise.,
gotten up and I enjoy it. I graduated New York Academy of Science. has been appointed to the Nominating
from old Still College on 1422 West
Locust. I am 81 2 years old and feel
fine." E. O. Jorstad, D.O.
1917
"I am enclosing my cheek for $5.00
for 1962 dues. Since retiring from
practice A u g us t 30, 1961 and
also since the Colorado State Asso-
ciation awarded me an Honorary Life
Membership I wish to be classified
still as a member of the Colorado
State Association even though I
choose to live in Oregon at this time.
I enjoy reading news of the progress
of my old school. Thanks, E. M. Davis,
D.O.9
1919
"Do you know if Dr. V. A. Englund
is still practicing in Des Moines?
Very likely retired. We were class-
mates in 1918. I stayed for a fourth
year-a year well spent," writes Dr.
Myrtle Snyder Miller, Los Angeles,
Calif.
1921
"I enjoyed the pictures ... I know
Dr. Elliott," writes Dr. John Mac- Student wives donate $300
Leod, Moncton, Canada, about the Representatives of the Student Wives club at COMS recently
commencement review folder. Dr. donated $300 to the College. Mrs. Tara Block, president, and Mrs.
MacLeod is a graduate of the Mas-
sachusetts College of Osteopathy and Toni O'Mara, past president, present the check to Dr. Merlyn
is now an associate member of the McLaughlin, president. The $300 represents profit from various
COMS alumni association. club projects.
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Grads earn honors, recognition
Committee for the Wisconsin Associa- Dr. Alan R. Becker, Honolulu, Ha-
tion of Osteopathic Physicians and awaii, recently wrote to Dr. John B.
Surgeons. Shumaker, dean, to comment on the
chemophysiology story in the June
1935 Log Book. He agreed with the philos-
Dr. W. Clemens Andreen, Wyan- ophy of the integrated course and said,
dotte, Mich., president of the Michi- ". . . one cannot divorce the two
gan Association of Osteopathic Phy- subjects when you are dealing with
bodies." He also asked about the pos-
sicians and Surgeons, attended the
meetings of the Council on Develop- sibility of having Dean Shumaker or
ment of the American Osteopathic a member of the chemophysiology de-
Association held in Chicago, June 10. partment lecture at the Hawaii Asso-
Dr. Andreen was recently honored by ciation meeting Oct. 18-20.
the Greater Wyandotte Board of
Commerce when he was presented 1938
with a plaque for outstanding per- Dr. Edmund L. Thielking, Roswell,
sonal achievement and contributions
to the community.
N. M., has been named vice-president
of the New Mexico Association of
Owns rare photo
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Autographed pictures of Dr. An-
Dr. J. Milton Zimmerman, Dayton, drew Taylor Still are rare and a pic-
Ohio, has been appointed a member 1940 ture owned by Dr. Joseph Prior,
of a special Academy committee to COMS anesthesiologist, is even more
Dr. Jean F. LeRoque, Des Moines, rare. Dr. Prior says the inscription,
review problems which arise in con- Iowa, was elected vice-speaker of the
nection with the new General Motors "Truly yours, Andrew T. Still," is one
house of delegates of the American
employee-Metropolitan of the few personal signatures of Dr.
Life Insur- Osteopathic Association at the annual
ance Co. medical-surgical plan. Dr. Still's that has Andrew spelled out.
meetings held in Chicago during
Zimmerman also spent three weeks Dr. Prior located the picture in a Sal-
July. vation Army store.
in New York City earlier this year to
attend a postgraduate course in in- 1941
ternal medicine.
Dr. Laurel A. Deitrick, Bison, S.
Dak., has been named president of
1944
1937 the South Dakota Society of Osteo- Dr. J. Scott Heatherington, Glad-
Dr. Myron N. Bos, Albia, Iowa, pathic Physicians and Surgeons. stone, Ore., AOA trustee, attended
was appointed city health officer by the meetings of the Council on De-
Mayor Frank Karpan in April, 1962. Dr. Robert D. Berger, Dayton, Ohio, velopment of the American Osteo-
medical director for Grandview Hos- pathic Association held in Chicago
pital, has been appointed as a hos- June 10.
pital inspector by the AOA hospital
bureau. 1950
Dr. W. W. Kiehlbaugh, Earling,
1942 Iowa, presided as president of the
Flying Osteopathic Physicians Asso-
Dr. James N. Fox, Dayton, Ohio, ciation at the group's second annual
was a program participant at the meeting in Wichita, Kan., June 25-
March meeting of the Wisconsin State 27.
Society of the American College of
General Practice in Osteopathic Medi- Dr. Clayton P. Page, Minneapolis,
cine and Surgery. Minn., has been named president of
the Minnesota State Osteopathic As-
Dr. Marvin L. Ford, Elmo, Mo., sociation.
has been awarded a fellowship degree
by the American College of General Dr. Howard T. Craun, Dayton, Ohio,
Practitioners for original research has been named secretary-treasurer
done in the field of Electro-cardiogra- of the Third District (Dayton) Acad-
phy with the twin-beam oscilloscope. emy of Osteopathic Medicine for the
1962-63 term.
Dr. Irving Ansfield, Milwaukee, A case report: Uterine Descensus
Wise., was appointed to the Nominat-
and Cervical Cancer, written by Dr.
ing Committee for the Wisconsin
Walter C. Mill, Denver, Colo., appear-
Association of Osteopathic Physicians ed in the May 1962 issue of the AOA
and Surgeons.
JOURNAL.
Editor works 1943 1951
Richard F. Perry, COMS senior, is Dr. Edward C. Mossman, Chippewa Dr. Thomas Reed, Tulsa, Okla.,
busy preparing copy for the 1963 Falls, Wise., was in charge of the early this year presented Mary Welp-
Pacemaker, college yearbook. As edi- Northwest District (Wise.) meeting ton of Sapulpa, Okla., a check for
tor, Perry is responsible for the plan, held on April 11, 1962. Included in $150 for the best essay in a contest
design and completion of the publi- the meeting was a tour of the North- held by the Oklahoma Osteopathic
cation. ern Colony School at Chippewa Falls. Association.
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Varied enterprises keep alumni busy
1951 Dr. John F. 'Thesing, Bellbrook, 1958
Dr. Patrice Cottrille, Grand Rap- Ohio, has been installed as president Dr. Roger Senty finished a three-
ids, Mich., was ratified as a full mem- of the Third District (Dayton) Acad- year surgical residency at Doctors
ber of the Michigan Association of emy of Osteopathic Medicine for the Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, this
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons 1962-63 term. summer and has opened a surgical
at the Board of Trustees meeting in Dr. Carlton G. Apgar, Huntington, practice in River Falls, Wise. The
April. WT. Va., was re-elected secretary- Sentys' new address is Box 92 in Riv-
treasurer of the Fourth District er Falls.
"I should like to tell you how very Academy of West Virginia Society of
pleased I am to see the new look Congratulations to Dr. George E.
Osteopathic Medicine. Konold and family, Columbus, Ohio,
in our Log Book. It is nicely pre-
sented and most attractive indeed. on the birth of their third son, Daniel
1956 Evan, April 9, at Doctors Hospital.
I have it in my waiting room and Dr. W. G. Anderson, Albany, Ga.,
feel no hesitation in letting my pa- has brought national publicity to him- Dr. William Seifer, Dayton, Ohio,
tients see it. ... a good professional self and COMS during recent weeks attended the March OB-GYN post-
job and I do hope it will continue," as a result of his efforts in the pas- graduate course at the Indiana Uni-
writes Dr. Eric Johnston, Toronto, sive integration movement in Albany. versity School of Medicine in Indian-
Ontario, Canada. Dr. Anderson appeared on a "Meet apolis.
the Press" television program several
Dr. Dale Dodson, Northfield, Minn., weeks ago. He is an honor graduate
1960
will serve as a faculty member for and was a radio announcer for Dr. William L. Lavendusky, Tulsa,
the two day course on "Referred Okla., authored a case report: "Car-
KWDM during his college days in
Pain", sponsored by the New York cinoma of the Colon complicated by
Des Moines.
Academy of Osteopathy and the Acad- pregnancy," which was published in
emy of Applied Osteopathy scheduled 1957 the June 1962 issue of the AOA
in New York Oct. 27-28. Dr. Dodson Dr. Leon Gilman, Milwaukee, Wise., JOURNAL.
is serving as chairman of the com- was appointed to the Ad Hoc Advisory
mittee on colleges of the Bureau of Committee to the State Board of
1961
Professional Education. Dr. Harry L. Davis, Warren, Ohio,
Health (Wisc.) on the Use and Re-
striction of all Polio Vaccines. became associated with Dr. DeLucia
Dr. Jerry Fellman, Carlsbad, N.
in the clinic after completing his
M., has been named a member of the
internship at Warren General Hosp-
board of trustees of the New Mexico
ital in July.
Association of Osteopathic Physi-
cians and Surgeons. "Cooperation, yes: amalgamation,
no," writes Dr. Neil T. Purtell, on a
card he sent the college to have his
1952 address changed from Dallas, Texas
Dr. E. A. Felmlee, Tulsa, Okla., to 205 So. Collins Ave., Arlington,
was convention chairman for the sec- Texas.
ond annual meeting of the Flying
Osteopathic Physicians Association Faculty
held in Wichita, Kansas, June 25-27. Certificates were issued recently
to Dr. Elizabeth Burrows, and Dr.
Dr. Earl C. Gay, Cortland, Ohio,
Marshall Lowry in recognition of a
is building a new clinic which will
course in "Emergency Childbirth" con-
provide offices for Dr. Gay, and other
ducted by the two doctors for the West
professional men.
Des Moines police department and
civil defense personnel. The certificate
1953 cited the college and Dr. Burrows and
Dr. George L. Kemp, Portland, Ore., Dr. Lowry for exemplary service to
has been named vice-chairman of the the community, the country and to the
Portland Osteopathic Hospital. citizens therein.

1954
Dr. S. A. Gabriel, Dayton, Ohio, has
D.O. gains fame Alumni help build
been elected president-elect of the Dr. Russell Wright, 1929 grad from
Two COMS alumni are among seven
Dayton District Academy for 1962-63. Detroit, continues to gain fame and
osteopathic physicians sponsoring a
national recognition as a result of his
three-story professional building ad-
work as team physician for the De-
1955 troit Tigers. Stories in the Saturday jacent to Grandview Hospital in Day-
Dr. L. G. Huddle, Jr., resident in Evening Post and numerous news- ton, Ohio. Completion of the $300,000
the surgical department of Pontiac papers have emphasized the value of building is planned for July.
Osteopathic Hospital, Pontiac, Mich., his treatments to several big-league Dr. Ralph W. Deger, 1936, and Dr.
was co-author of an article CHOLE- baseball stars. As a newspaper colum- John R. Snyder, 1946, are co-sponsors.
LITHIASIS IN T HE YOUNG nist said, "Dr. Wright is good enough Dr. Carl B. Gephart, 1926, and Dr.
ADULT, which appeared in the May at this business that he takes on Edward J. Levine, 1953, will be located
(1962) issue of the Michigan Osteo- players from other clubs and fixes in the new building. All the doctors
pathic Journal. them." are from Dayton.
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JRA's aid research, receive publicity


Twelve exceptional hi gh and surgical procedures on ani- Several of the teen-agers have
school science students are serv- mals and man and in compiling indicated that they have decided
ing as junior research associates records. to pursue a medical career as a
at the College of Osteopathic Students are active in re- result of their experiences as a
Medicine and Surgery and their search projects involving reac- JRA.
work and reactions to it are tions in chick embryos; clot-dis- COMS officials have already
bringing publicity to the college solving factors in dogs; staphy- received inquiries from students
and helping the program to lococcus aureus and staphylla- interested in participating in the
grow. phage; micropopulation of the program next summer and two
The JRA's are learning and human mouth; drugs, manipula- students volunteered to work on
using approved research meth- tion and flicker fusion frequen- projects on Saturdays during
ods and finding answers to ques- cy; cranial suture motion; liver the school year. The possibility
tions about medicine as a possi- effects on kidney role in red of securing a National Science
ble career while working on nine blood corpuscle manufacture, Foundation grant to support an
research projects with COMS and liver and kidney routes of expansion of the program ap-
students and faculty members. drug administration. pears to be good.
Inaugurated two years ago
the program has received consid-
erable newspaper, magazine, ra-
dio and TV attention.
Research project directors are
enthusiastic about the intelligent
and curious teen-age assistants
who help with their projects
and the additional personnel
have enabled several projects to
proceed ahead of schedule.
COMS student research fel-
lows are growing in the new role
of teacher-supervisor. They are
being forced to relate medical
science to clinical application
and to interpret both for indi-
viduals who have just begun to
acquire scientific and medical
background.
The JRA's work from four to
eight hours a day during the
summer program for no pay or
academic credit. They do receive
a transportation and noon meal
allowance.
Weekly seminars with COMS
research project directors are JRA program attracts publicity
an important part of the pro- Activities of 12 Junior Research Associates at COMS this summer
gram. JRA's are assigned back- attracted considerable television time and newspaper and magazine
ground reading in addition to space. A Des Moines TV cameraman shoots footage of an animal
participating in instrumental surgery in which the JRA's were involved.
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COMS To Expand COMS Trustees To Attend
Speculation and rumors about COMS expansion
plans have been rampant.
National Alumni Meeting
The four members of the COMS Board of Trus-
Des Moines papers, radio and TV stations have tees who have been on the Board the longest will
reported that the College, the city of Des Moines, be guests of the American Osteopathic Associa-
and the Des Moines Schools are eligible to receive tion for the AOA Convention and the COMS Na-
surplus Fort Des Moines land from the U. S. tional Alumni Association Luncheon in Miami.
Government.
Chairman of the Board Roy L. Swarzman,
The paper also reported that the surplus land Treasurer Ted Flynn, H. L. Calkins, and M. E.
disposal still must be approved by the Interior Wallace plan to make the trip.
Department and some related agencies.
The four trustees will take part in the COMS
COMS President McLaughlin explained that House of Delegates meeting and the National
the College has submitted additional material to Alumni Association Luncheon where they will as-
justify its application and the delay in awarding sist President McLaughlin in his report of College
the land is probably due to continuing negotia- activities and plans.
tions by the Des Moines School Board about its
share of the Fort Des Moines land. M. E. Wallace, president of the Stoner McCray
System of outdoor advertising and president of
President McLaughlin also stated that the Des the Stoner Investment Company has served on
Moines Chamber of Commerce is supporting the the Board since 1949.
College in its expansion plans and is very much
interested in helping the College acquire an alter- Ted Flynn, head of the Ted Flynn Insurance
nate downtown location in the urban renewal Agency and a trustee since 1951, will attend his
area. second consecutive National Alumni Association
meeting.
Present plans for disposal of the surplus Fort
Des Moines land include 86 acres to COMS (the Roy L. Swarzman, chairman of the Board of
parade ground and the areas north and west of Trustees, will take time from his position of agen-
it, now occupied by the old officers quarters); cy manager of the Equitable Life Assurance So-
138 acres of the south west corner to the City ciety in Des Moines to meet alumni and AOA
of Des Moines, for a park; 86 acres along the officials. Swarzman has been a member of the
south edge of the Fort, to the Des Moines Inde- Board since 1953.
pendent School District for two schools; and 30 Harold L. Calkins, a Des Moines realtor who
acres still for sale. specializes- in- commercial- and- industrial- real
The government will retain 300 acres for mili- estate, has been on the Board since 1955.
tary use.

Winter Features

ILOG BOOK
Volume 40 December, 1962
THE LOG BOOK is published quarterly by the College of
Number 4
Featured in this issue: Christmas Seal Drive,
p. 3; Mexican Symposium, p. 4; Des Moines Trus-
tees, p. 5; House of Delegates meeting, p. 6; Stu-
dent doctors in College Clinic, p. 7; Faculty and
Staff Activities, p. 11; COMS Services, p. 12;
Alumni Notes, p. 13; and COMS Library, p. 16.
Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Second clas:s postage is
paid at Des Moines, Iowa. Address all mail, changre of address,
or Form 3579 to 722 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines 9, Iowa.
Editorial Staff THE COVER
E dito r ................................................................ Rich ard A. .Schreiber Examining a year-old patient in his College
Associate Editor .................................................. Alvir a Lunsford Clinic office, Student Doctor Richard F. Perry is
Photo Editor ............................................................ E. Lyn .n Baldwin a family physician to his patients. Perry is as-
signed a list of clinic patients whom he treats
National Alumni Officers regularly. He is required to do complete histories,
P re sid e n t ........................................................................ Dr. J. R. Forbes prescribe treatment, and follow through with the
President-elect ........................................................... D r. I Paul Rutter treatment of at least 50 patients under the su-
Vice-President .................................... Dr. James T. Haffenden pervision of the Clinic staff.
Secretary-Treasurer ........................ Dr. Stan J. Sulkowski The cover photograph was made by E. Lynn
Past-President ............................. Dr. W. Clemen; s Andreen Baldwin, COMS Medical Illustrator.
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Sigma Sigma Phi, national honorary service friends of students, and the general public.
fraternity, kicked off the 1962 Des Moines Christ-
The Seals campaign has been publicized in the
mas Seals Campaign when Robert Sims, Detroit,
Des Moines papers, radio and television, and a
junior, sold the first sheet of seals to Governor
COMS basketball team played a public game with
Norman Erbe in November.
the KSO (radio station) Dirty Dribblers to help
The next day SSP sponsored a College Convo- interest the public in the campaign. The team
cation featuring Jack Shelley, WHO radio and TV lost but the Campaign won with $70.00 profit.
news director, to begin the College campaign.
The All - College Christmas Party at the Phi
Organized and conducted by SSP and the Stu- Sigma Gamma Fraternity House, an annual fund-
dents' Wives Club, the COMS campaign is aimed raising event, features an auction of books do-
at COMS students, staff and faculty, alumni, nated by professors and Des Moines area physi-
osteopathic physicians, patients, parents and cians.

Left: Iowa Governor Norman Erbe makes out


a check for the first sheet of 1962 Osteopathic
Christmas seals.

Bottom: Robert Sims, Seal Sales Chairman, and


Jack Shelly, WHO Radio and TV News Director,
talk over the COMS Seals campaign with Dr. Ot-
terbein Dressier,member of the AOA College In-
spection Committee.
Mexican Post Doctoral Symposium
Postdoctoral courses at COMS this year vary 10 A.M. The natural history of peptic disease,
from monthly meetings at the College for doctors (J. M. de la Vega)
who want to qualify for the Iowa Physician and 11 A.M. Flat plate of the abdomen, (J. Falo-
Surgeon License to the Mexican Symposium in mir)
Mexico City, said Dean Ora E. Niffenegger.
Every alumnus and friend of the college is in- March 19
vited to the Mexican Symposium next March and 8 A.M. Pulmonary hypertension, (A. Limron)
urged to bring his family to take advantage of 9 A.M. An easy way to diagnose the most com-
the postdoctoral course setting. mon congenital heart diseases, (Ch.
Dr. Verne J. Wilson, chairman of the Interna- Friedland)
tional Postdoctoral Course Sub-committee of the 10 A.M. Rheumatic mitral stenosis: the role of
College Postdoctoral Committee, has made a trip the internist in its management, (B.
to Mexico City to plan the symposium and as- Fishleder)
sures everyone that the facilities and the program
11 A.M. The diagnosis of ventricular hypertro-
itself will be hard to beat.
phies, (A. Bisteni)
By making group arrangements through a
travel agent and by buying the trip as a package, March 20
Dr. Wilson said he has been able to cut the cost 8 A.M. New concepts of the etiology of connec-
of the trip and the postdoctoral course well below tive tissue diseases, (J. Robles Gil)
the cost if bought separately by an individual. 9 A.M. An easy way to diagnose the brain stem
The prices ($388.88 from Des Moines) for the syndromes, (L. Saenz Arroyo)
Symposium include: round trip air coach trans- 10 A.M. The death of Jesus (Medical considera-
portation between the gateway cities listed in the tions), (F. Cisneros)
program and Mexico City, round trip transporta-
tion between the Mexico City airport and the Del 11 A.M. Indications and contraindications for
Prado Hotel in Mexico City, accomodations in the the surgical treatment of Atrial Sep-
Del Prado Hotel for six nights, and the tuition for tal Defects and Inter Ventricular
the Symposium. Septal Defects, (J. Pliego)
Not included in the price are: gratuities to March 21
maids, stewards, and other service personnel, nor 8 A.M. The clinical picture and differential
strictly personal items such as meals and enter- diagnosis of the most important con-
tainment. nective tissue diseases, (J. Robles
A deposit of $50.00 is required with each reser- Gil)
vation and final payment is due February 17, 9 A.M. Recent advances in clinical ausculta-
1963. After this date, full payment must accom- tion, (B. Fishleder)
pany each reservation. 10 A.M. The use of opthalmoscopy in hyperten-
Dr. Wilson has offered to help make arrange- sive patients, (J. A. Quiroz)
ments for all physicians who wish to remain in 11 A.M. Pulmonary embolism and acute corpul-
Mexico City to study with any Mexican physi- monale, (A. Limon)
cians, and asked that anyone interested write
directly to him. March 22
Optional features of the Symposium include 8 A.M. The heart in anemia and clinical dis-
guided tours of Mexico City in the afternoon and orders, (F. Cisneros)
tours of other cities after the Symposium. 9 A.M. The diagnosis of myocardial infarction
by the morphology of the ventricular
PROGRAM premature beats, (A. Bisteni)
:Mareh 18 10 A.M. An easy way to diagnose the cerebral
8 A.M. The role of hypoglicemic drugs in dia- cortex syndromes, (L. Saenz)
betes mellitus, (R. Rodriguez) 11 A.M. The polarizing treatment of myocardial
9 A.M. The use of opthalmoscopy in diabetics, infarction and coronary insufficiency,
(J. Quiroz (D. Sodi-Pallares)
Two Des Moines men, an educator and a busi-
ness man, are new members of the COMS Board
of Trustees.
:Dr John H. Harris, superintendent of the Des
Moines Public Schools, and James A. Kenworthy,
secretary of Storey-Kenworthy, Inc., have both
accepted positions on the Board.
Dr. Harris, a native of Illinois, graduated from
Bradley University, Peoria, 111., in 1935 and con-
tinued his education at the University of Iowa,
the University of Illinois, and Columbia Univer-
sity where he received M.A. and Ed. D. degrees.
Before he became superintendent of the Des
Moines Public Schools in 1957, Dr. Harris was
a teacher, elementary principal, supervisor and
assistant superintendent of the Peoria (I11.) Pub-
lic Schools and superintendent of schools at
Downers Grove, Ill.
Dr Harris was also an instructor in summer
schools at the University of Wyoming, Bradley
University, University of Mississippi and the Uni-
versity of Colorado.
In 1960 he was one of twenty educators to
participate in a United States Department of
State seminar during which the group studied Dr. John H. Ha, .is
the educational systems of Finland and France.
Dr. Harris is a member of the Iowa State Ed-
ucation Association, the National Education As-
sociation and Phi Delta Kappa, honorary educa-
tional fraternity. He is active in the Greater Des
Moines Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, the
Air Force Association, and is a member of the
Boards of Directors for the Iowa Children's Home
Two, Des Moines men
and the Greater Iowa Insurance Company.
Dr. and Mrs. Harris have one son, a Harvard
graduate, who is enrolled in Columbia University
serve on Board
Medical School.
They are members of the St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in Des Moines.
James A. Kenworthy, a native of Des Moines,
has been associated with the Storey-Kenworthy James A. Kenworthy
corporation since he received his B.S. degree from
the University of Iowa in 1949. While he attended
high school and college, he worked part time in
the firm which was organized by his father in
1936.
Following his father's death in 1962, James
Kenworthy was' named Secretary of the Corpora-
tion. The firm is a member of the National
Stationary and Office Equipment Association.
A former vice-president of the Des Moines
Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kenworthy is now
an active member in the Greater Des Moines
Chamber of Commerce and is a past- president
of the Des Moines Rotary Club. He is a former
member of the Board of Directors of the Boy
Scouts and is active in Y.M.C.A. and Little League
activities.
During World War II, Kenworthy served in the
Infantry in Europe.
His hobbies include fishing, golf and bridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy have three sons aged
12, 10 and 7. They are members of the Des
Moines Plymouth Congregational Church.

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Arizona ............ ...... 2

Delegates Will California ...........


Colorado ...........
Connecticut .........
......
......
......
1
2
1
Florida ............. ..... 4
Georgia ............. ..... 1

Meet In Miami Idaho ..............


Illinois .............
Indiana ............
....
....
.....
.. 1
.. I
1

Iow a ............... ..... 11


The constitution and by-laws Article IV of the by - laws Kansas ............. ..... 2
of the COMS National Alumni states that a list of the division- Kentucky ........... ......
Association states: "The regu- al chapters shall be published Maine . .. I. . . . . . . . . . ...... . 1
lar meetings of this Association showing: the number of dele- Maryland
shall be held annually at the gates each divisional chapter is Massachuse itts ............. 1
time and place of the annual authorized and a blank for cer- Michigan 11
meeting of the American Osteo- tifying the delegates and alter- Minnesota
pathic Association." nates to the House of Delegates. ................ 2
Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1
The 1963 meeting will be at Each delegate from a divi-
sional chapter shall have one Missouri
1:00 p.m., January 30, in the Nevada ................. 1
Fleur de Lis Room of the Hotel vote in the House of Delegates
Fountainbleau, Miami. except when provisions of the New Jersey ............... 1
by-laws shall call for a chapter New Mexico ............... 2
The House of Delegates, the vote. Nebraska ................ 2
legislative body of the Associa- In the event that any divi-
tion, represents the delegated New York ............... 2
sional area is not organized or
powers of the divisional chap- charted as a divisional chapter, North Carolina ........... 1
ters in alumni affairs. It will an active member of the Asso- Ohio ........... ... 7
meet at a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. ciation, practicing in that divi- Oklahoma ................. 2
January 29, 1963 in Miami, ac- sional area, may be elected or Oregon ................... 2
cording to National Alumni sec- appointed to represent that area.
retary-treasurer Stan J. Sulkow- Pennsylvania ............. 2
He shall be granted the privilege
ski, D.O. of voice without vote in the South Dakota ............ 2
House of Delegates. Tennessee ............... 1
The officers of the Alumni
Association are members of the Active members of the Asso- Texas .................... 3
House of Delegates and each di- ciation are invited to attend the Utah ................. 1
visional chapter is entitled to meeting of the House of Dele- Vermont .................. 1
one delegate and one additional gates, Dr. Sulkowski points out. Washington ............... 2
delegate for each ten (or major Each divisional chapter is en- West Virginia ............ 2
fraction thereof) of the number titled to send the number of
of active members of the Asso- delegates following its name on Wisconsin ................ 2
ciation located within the terri- the list to the COMS House of Dist. of Columbia .......... 1
tory represented by the division- Delegates meeting in Miami, Canada ............. 1
al chapter. January 29, 1963. England ................. 1

Return to:
Stan J. Sulkowski, D.O.
Secretary-Treasurer of COMS Alumni Association
722 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, 9, Iowa

This w ill certify _- --- --------- . .-.-.-.- .....-.--- ........

as delegate (s) from -------. to the House of Delegates of


the COMS Alumni Association.
Alternate Delegates are

Secretary
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The first step .

General
P ractice
Student doctors in College Clinic are addressed the specialist and plan the treatment the patient
as doctor as they begin the first step of their should receive.
careers as osteopathic physicians. The clinic
patients and the student doctors themselves feel A typical routine for one of the approximately
better about saying doctor because it establishes 1.50 new patients who register at College Clinic
a more professional relationship between student every month begins with an interview in the clinic
and patient. admissions office.
Senior students spend six months practicing The patient is introduced to his student doctor
under the supervision of general practitioners at the clinic out-patient desk and goes to, the stu-
and specialists in College Clinic and six months dent's private office-examining room where the
practicing under supervision in one of five osteo- student doctor tries to learn as much about his
pathic hospitals-College Hospital, Des Moines; new patient as he can before he begins examining
Wilden Hospital, Des Moines; Des Moines Gen- the patient and preparing the medical history.
eral Hospital; Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio;
or Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Flint, Michigan. The student doctor administers a written psy-
chological test to each new patient, does a com-
This year each senior student doctor is required plete blood work-up and writes his findings be-
to have a minimum of 50 approvals. An approval fore taking the patient to a member of the clinic
is defined by Dr. Glenn E. Bigsby, clinic super- staff for further examination and consultation
visor, as a completely written case history, diag- about questions which he had during his own
nosis, and treatment plan, which has been sub- examination.
mitted to the clinic staff for evaluation and ap-
proved. Student Doctor John Edelman says the respon-
sibility is very rewarding because he knows that
The number of patient visits per month in Col- he is primarily responsible for the patient but
lege Clinic has varied from 1,237 to 1,623 during still can check with more experienced physicians
1962, he said. who are always ready to help him.
Most seniors had well over the minimum 50 and ,All new clinic patients are taken to the surgery
several seniors completed their six months in Col- clinic where Dr. William T. Barrows, Chairman,
lege Clinic with more than a hundred approved Department of Surgery, examines them for pos-
case histories. sible indications of cancer or other things which
Richard F. Perry, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., senior, would indicate the need for surgery. All adult
who is featured on the next two pages, described female patients go to Dr. Elizabeth Burrows,
the routine of a student doctor. "We are com- Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gyne-
pletely responsible for the patients assigned to cology, for a gynecological examination and can-
us but have the advantage of an experienced staff cer screening.
of teachers and physicians to consult on every
Each new patient is also taken to Dr. Byron
patient." "In a sense," he added, "we refer our
patients to a specialist and accompany the patient E. Laycock, Chairman, Department of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation, for a structural eval-
to that staff member specialist and take part in
uation.
or observe the examination given by the staff
member." When student doctors detect abnormal condi-
Patients react to the team approach in several tions, they take their patients to one of the full-
ways. Most are flattered by the attention and or part-time specialists in dermatology; eye, ear,
care they receive but a few are bothered, ac- nose and throat; internal medicine; obstetrics and
cording to Student Doctor Robert C. Leonard, gynecology; neurology; psychiatry; orthopedics;
Ferndale, Mich. pediatrics; proctology; surgery; and urology for
additional examinations and consultation with the
After every consultation with a staff member, staff expert and the student doctors assigned to
the student doctors discuss their findings with that service.
7
St n ! ean r ()

General Practitio e

Students are introduced to their new patients at


the clinic desk.

In the clinic heart station Dr. James R. Hill and


student doctors examine clinic patients suspected
of having heart trouble.

Student Doctor Richard F. Perry explains th


taking histories and examining patients is to try t
patient rapport by first talking in general terms it
himself. Once he feels that the patient is respondin
with him, Perry begins to ask for the patient'ts me
begins his physical examination. When student df
about their findings they take their patient to a CO1
cialist for additional examination and consultation.
Student doctors consult with Dr. William T. Bar- viewed by a clinic staff menmber who discusses the
rows about the findings of their surgical examina- treatment recommendations with him before they
tion.
School-age children

Obstetrics

Radiological consultation with Dr. Henry


J. Ketman.

Pediatrics

Emegency out-pattent service with, Dr.


Charles G, Martin

this procedu/e for


establish physician-
,h the patient about
and communicating
al history and then
'tors have questions
S staff member spe-
All histories are re-
The variety of patients student doctors
udent's findings and
Physical medicine consultation with Dr. treat runs from the newborn to geriatrics
re carried out,
Byron E. Laycock. patients
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The letter concluded, "Thanks the courtesy they exhibited in
to all of you. See you next the College and Clinic.
year,"
Osteopathic physicians are in
a profession of service to man-
kind, Dr. Sauter told students at
Dr. Magoun speaks the College Convocation held for
him in December, and urged
Cranial osteopathy, good nu-
trition, and the advantages of them to study the history of
a personal experience with oste- medicine in their spare time (if
opathy were the subjects Dr. they had any) and see the way
Harold I. Magoun, Sr., discussed in which osteopathy has helped
with COMS students just before raise medical standards.
the Christmas vacation.
Dr. Magoun, a Fellow of the
Academy of Applied Osteopa-
thy, is representing the Acade- increase Tuition
my as the first of a regular
Roy L. Swarzman, chairman of the series of speakers who will visit Dean Niffenegger announced
COMS Board of Trustees, was crown-
all of the osteopathic colleges a $250 tuition raise to the stu-
ed "SBoss of the Year" in September dent body in December. The
by Phyllis Antderson, president of the to lecture and discuss osteopath- raise, effective September 1963,
Des Moines Chapter of the American ic principles with students. will bring the tuition to $1250
Business Women's Association. for the academic year.
A general practitioner, Dr.
Swarzmran's secretary, Arlene Par- Magoun practices with his son,
ry wrote the letter nominating him Dr. Harold I. Magoun, Jr., in At the same time he an-
for the award. nounced that the $25.00 appli-
Denver, Colo. cation fee, payable when an ap-
lication is made, has been re-
duced to $15.00.
N.Y. joins OPF
The New York State Osteo-
Dr. Sauter impressed
pathic Society, Incorporated, AOA president, Dr. Charles Plan to attend the COMS Na-
has joined the ranks of the W. Sauter, II, told COMS stu- tional Alumni Association Lun-
states supporting the Osteo- dents that he was impressed by
pathic Progress Fund on a sup- cheon in Miami on January 30,
port through dues program. their professional attitudes and 1963.
Alumni are frequently judged
by the reputation of the colleges
they attended just as colleges
are judged by their alumni. The
more than 20 alumni in New
York will benefit from the sup-
port through dues program be-
cause the College will be able
to use the money to improve
in quality and reputation.

Examines 318 babies


Dr. Glenn E. Bigsby, Clinic
Supervisor, received a letter
from Ivah Purdy, Des Moines,
thanking him and the rest of
the clinic staff and the business
office staff for giving physical
exams to all of the babies en-
tered in the Disabled American
Veterans Auxiliary Baby Show. Lionel J. Gatien, Southgate, Mich., and Robert Sims, Detroit,
In one week, staff members listen while Dr. Charles W. Sauter, II, AOA president, answers a
and student doctors examined question from Dewey B. Stephens, Ainsworth, Iowa. Dr. Sauter
318 babies who had to have a spoke at a College Convocation on his way home from the meeting
medical ok before they were al- of the American Association of Osteopathic Colleges in Colorado
lowed to register for the show. Springs.
10
Faculty and Staff Activft 0t

Three COMS faculty members par-


ticipated in the program of the Iowa
Osteopathic Anesthesiologists, at Col-
lege Hospital on Dec. 2.
The program, directed by Dr. Low-
ry, featured Dr. Joseph Prior, assist-
ant clinical professor, Department of
Anesthesiology, Cardiac Monitor and
Defibrillator; Dr. Elizabeth Burrows,
associate clinical professor, Depart-
ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
O.B. General Anesthesia; and Dr.
Marshall Lowry, clinical instructor,
Department of Anesthesiology, Pre-
medications for Anesthesia.

Professor Stanley D. Miroyiannis,


Ph.D., chairman Department of Anato-
my, says COMS shares the problems
of most medical schools in securing
enough cadavers to teach anatomy.
Dr. Miroyiannis said he has received
several letters from physicians and
laymen asking about the procedure
for donating bodies to the College for
medical research.
"If you have a patient who is in-
terested in donating his body to medi-
Dr. Harry B. Elmets and Dr. Byron E. Laycock look over the cal research," Dr. Miroyiannis said,
1963 Pacemaker yearbook dedicated to them by the senior class. Co- "contact me. I have the legal forms
editors Richard Perry and Mike Kourakis had just presented the necessary for donating the bodies to
book to the student body and the two faculty members. the College."

Dr. Harry B. Elmets, clinical pro-


fessor, Department of Osteopathic
Medicine and Dr. Byron E. Laycock,
professor and chairman, Department
of Osteopathic Principles and Tech-
niques, were named friends, educators,
and physicians who stand out in the
minds of graduates of the Class of
1,963.
Both men were honored by 'Richard
Perry and Mike Kourakis, editors of
the 1963 Pacemaker in the dedication
of the book which was distributed in
early December.

Dr. Marshall E. Lowry, instructor,


Department of Anesthesiology, par-
ticipated in the Iowa State Confer-
ence of Red Cross Chapters meeting,
Nov. 8 in Des Moines.
He spoke about medical self-help
at the first aid workshop.
Dr. Lowry also completed a 24-hour
course, Aviation Medicine, at the
State University of Iowa College of
Medicine. Other D.O.'s who attended Stephen Isaacson, Brooklyn, N.Y., presents a $2,000 check for
the Federal Aviation Agency course research by Dr. Byron E. Laycock in theoretical aspects of physical
are: Dr. Joseph B. Baker, 50, Green- medicine to PresidentMcLaughlin who said he wished there were 20
field; Dr. Carlton Christianson, 45 more students like Isaacson in the College. Isaacson contacted Judge
Tipton; and Dr Julius Abramsohn, Alexander Bicks, chairman of the Trust Fund Corrmittee of the Ed
They all volunteered to participate ee an ean e ounaton last s mer an ured roessor
in aircraft accident investigation in David R. Celander and Dr. Laycock to apply for the research grant
their home town areas. which was awarded last month.
11
COMS services . Dr. M. Louise Miller, 6350
Nogales Hwy., Tucson, Ariz.,
writes that she is seeking a pos-
Orientation.
Services offered by COMS to
00%
ition in some other part of the
country.
C. Clifford Fritcher, vice pres-
students and alumni cover the ident of the Security Trust and
entire time they have contact Savings Bank, Storm Lake,
with the College. Iowa, writes, "Storm Lake needs
Orientation programs f o r a good osteopathic physician."
freshmen are planned to meet He also said there are ground
most of the needs new students floor offices available. Storm
will encounter and the alumni Lake's population is about 8,500
office provides a listing of place- and there is a college with an
ment opportunities for gradu- enrollment of about 630 in the
ates who wish to change loca- city.
tions and for communities and G. J. Staudenmier, pharmacist
physicians who wish to attract in Humbolt, S. D., announces
other physicians. that a new medical building
there is still unoccupied and is
offering it rent free to a physi-
cian who will settle in Humbolt.
He added, Humbolt has about
500 people but there are about
3,000 people in the area with-
out medical services. Humbolt
is about 20 miles west of Sioux
Falls on Highway 38.
Iowa Society of Osteopathic Dr. R. M. Owen, Route 1,
Physicians and Surgeons presi- Mount Vernon, Wash., would
dent, Mark J. Sluss, D.O., Lenox, like to turn his practice over to
came to the College last Septem- another osteopathic physician
ber to meet the incoming fresh- within the next year. He says
men class and tell them about his practice has been general
the osteopathic profession in osteopathic with a fair amount
Iowa. of medicine and surgery. Mount
College administrators and Vernon's population is about
student council officers explain- 8,000 and it is in a rich dairy and
ed the rules of student conduct, agricultural area. Dr. Owen will
handed out information about sell his office furniture and sur-
the city and state and gave tips gical equipment at half cost
about getting along in the Col- with terms if needed.
lege.
Don Rehnstrom, First State
After orientation, the fresh- Bank, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, an-
men registered, paid their first nounced that a modern brick
semester tuition and fees and commercial dwelling will be
went on a tour of the College. available for rent in June in
Sunday afternoon, freshmen Linn Grove, Iowa. He feels the
and their families were guests space will be good for an office
at a picnic sponsored by the and clinic and would like to in-
Faculty Wives Club, terest a D.O. in moving there.
Mrs. J. A. Sawyer, 910 Morn-
Library orientation ingside D ri v e, Griffin, Ga.,
writes, "We are badly in need
hWith Dr. McNerney at the Faculty of a good osteopathic physician
Wives Club picnic in our city." Mrs. Sawyer said
she is a patient of the one D.O.
in Griffin who is almost 90
years old and can not treat all
of the people who need osteo-
pathic medical attention. "I am
sure the Chamber of Commerce
(Mrs. Sawyer is a Chamber em-
ployee) would do all in its power
to help a good doctor to locate
in Griffin, as we always help
average cost of an osteopathic medi- any newcomer to our town," she
cal education. added.
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1903 1933 1937
Dr. Lyman C. Klein, Tarentum, Pa., Dr. Charles Naylor, Ravenna, Ohio, Dr. Allan R. Becker, Honolulu, Ha-
died on Sept. 28. His daughter Mrs. is the new chairman of the AOA Bu- waii, was convention. chairman of the
Reba Whitehouse, who had been car- reau of Research. Hawaii Association of Osteopathic
ing for Dr. Klein for the past six Physicians and Surgeons, October 18-
years, sent newspaper clippings to the 1935
20.
College Alumni Office and offered to Dr. W. Clemens Andreen, Wyan-
contribute a copy of the 1903 class dotte, Mich., was named to the United Dr. Charles UJ. Guau, 1550 Carson
picture to the College. Foundation Board of Directors. Dr.
Street, Fort Myers, Fla., has combined
1914 Andreen's appointment gives the Mich-
new osteopathic-medical facilities with
igan Association of Osteopathic Phys--
Dr. Angela M. McCreary, Omaha, icians and Surgeons direct representa- Florida's climate to establish Bonita
Neb., visited College Clinic for a phys- tion on the executive group governing Springs Spa. The eight acre grounds
ical examination early this fall. Dr. this c i v i c charitable organization offer swimming, fishing, boating, and
McCreary is one of 17 COMS alumni which last fall raised more than a new Par 3, three hole golf course
in Nebraska. $19,030,000. in addition to the full service resort
1919 Dr. Andreen was also appointed type living accomodations.
Dr. S. A. Helebrant, Cedar Rapids, chairman of the AOA Committee on
la., who was president of the Class Medical Care Plans.
of May 1919, recently helped the 1938
Dr. Carl G. Johnson, Griswold, la.,
Public Relations Department revise registered for the postdoctoral course
Dr. H. F. Heideman, Coggon, Iowa,
1919 section of the Alumni Directory. "Surgery for the General Practition- Dr. R. V. Templeton, Grimes, Iowa,
He also donated much of his medical er" sponsored by COMS. and Dr. J. P. Hull, Newton Iowa, reg-
library and many old instruments and istered for the postdoctoral course
appliances of historical value. 1936 "Surgery for the General Practition-
1923 Dr. Paul B. Harbour, Philadelphia, er" sponsored by COMS.
Dr. Gerald W. Loerke, Ottumwa, Pa., was elected a senior member of
Iowa, registered for the postdoctoral the American College of Neuropsychi-
atrists. 1939
course "Surgery for the General Prac-
titioner" sponsored by COMS. Dr. Michael L. Sanfelippo, Milwau- Dr. L. A. Ford, Lamont, Iowa, reg-
kee, Wise., is an osteopathic member istered for the postdoctoral course
1924 "Surgery for the General Practition-
of the Wisconsin State Board of Med-
Dr. L. A. Crew, Billings, Mont., was ical Examiners. er" sponsored by COMS.
named vice-president of the Montana
Osteopathic Association.
1928
Dr. Welden R. Loerke, Ottumwa.
Iowa, registered for the postdoctoral
course "Surgery for the General Prac-
titioner" sponsored by COMS.
1929
Dr. Mark J. Sluss, Lenox, la., has
been installed as president of the Iowa
Society cf Osteopathic Physicians and
Surgeons.
1930
Dr. Hugh A. Crawford, Dyersville,
Iowa, registered for the postdoctoral
course "Surgery for the General Prac-
titioner" sponsored by COMS.
Dr. Owen 0. Taylor, Grand Jet,
Colo., a trustee of the Colorado Osteo-
pathic Association, is also a member
of the Board of Governors of the
Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
and Otorhinolaryngology.
1931
Dr. Roy D. Bennett, Phoenix, Ariz., Dr. Charles L. Naylor, past president of the AOA, discusses a
was installed as president of the Ari- publication with Dean Ora E. Niffenegger, AOA Executive Director
zona Osteopathic Medical Association. True B. Eveleth, and current AOA President Charles W. Sauter, II.
Dr. Ira L. Christy, Farmington, Ia.,
and Dr. Kay Yazarian, Traer, la., reg- The AOA officials stopped at the College on their way to the
istered for the postdoctoral course convention of the Missouri Society of Osteopathic Physicians and
"Surgery for the General Practition- Surgeons in October.
er" sponsored by COMS.
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Grads earn honors, recognition
1941 Dr. Ronald K. 'Woods, associate
Dr. Laurel A. Deitrick, Bison, S. clinical professor, orthopedic surgery,
Dak., was named president of the who is on leave from the College, was
South Dakota Society of Osteopathic a panelist at the 11th annual Con-
Physicians and Surgeons. ference of the United States Civil De-
fense Council in Knoxville, Iowa, in
Dr. Daniel W. McKinley, East De- October.
troit, Michigan, was an assistant to
the osteopathic representative to the 1943
Governor's Commission (Michigan) Dr. Herbert P. Clausing, Seattle,
and helped prepare a report about Wash., was elected to the American
health care for Michigan residents. College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
Dr. E. W. Sheldahl, Clemons, Iowa,
Dr. Paul T. Rutter, Central Point, Dr. K. George Shimoda, Marshalltown,
Ore., was named vice-president of the Iowa, and Dr. Rolland L. Miller, Wa-
Oregon Osteopathic Association. terloo, Iowa, registered for the post-
doctoral course "Surgery for the Gen-
Dr. Edythe Gates Varner, Philadel- eral Practitioner" sponsored by
phia, Pa., was elected a senior mem- COMS. Attend the COM&S sponsored Mexi-
ber of the American College of Neuro- can Symposirum Mar. 18-22, 1963, in
psychiatrists. 1944 Mexico City. One of the optional fea-
Dr. J. Scott Heatherington, Glad- tures after the Symposium will be a
1942 stone, Ore., was appointed chairman Sunday afternoon guided tour which
of the AOA Council on Development. will take you to the Floating'Gardens
Dr. Irving J. Ansfield, Milwaukee,
Wisc., is an osteopathic member of 1948 and to a bullfight where seats will
the Wisconsin Board of Health. Dr. James W. Allender, Lorimor, be reserved for you and an English-
Iowa, registered for the postdoctoral speaking guide will explain the ac-
Dr. James N. Fox, Dayton, Ohio, course "Surgery for the General Prac- tion in the arena.
was elected to the executive commit- titioner" sponsored by COMS.
tee of the Metropolitan Health Divi-
sion. The MHD is part of the Commu- 1949
nity Welfare Council of the Dayton Dr. Thomas C. Dozier, Dearborn,
area, a coordinating and planning or- Mich., was elected a member of the 1950
ganization for health and welfare American College of Osteopathic Sur- Dr. Henry S. Finck, Wenatchee,
services. geons. Wash., is secretary of the Inland Em-
pire Academy of Applied Osteopathy.

1951
Dr. Dale Dodson, Northfield, Minn..,
spoke at the annual meeting of the
Missouri Association of Osteopathic
Physicians and Surgeons in St. Louis.
Dr. Dodson discussed "The General
Practitioner Looks at Osteopathic
Manipulation."
He also participated in the Gradu-
ate Instruction Committee's Seminar
on Referred Pain, sponsored by the
New York Academy of Osteopathy
and the Academy of Applied Osteop-
athy in New York City.
Dr. Don H. Gilman, Madrid, Iowa,
registered for the postdoctoral course
"Surgery for the General Practition-
er" sponsored by COMS.
Dr. John A. Voorhees, Oklahoma
City, Okla., was State Convention
Chairman of the Annual Oklahoma
Osteopathic Association meeting in
Oklahoma City, November 13, 14 and
Dean Ora E. Niffenegger and Professor David R. Celander, 15.
Chairman,Department of Biochemistry, (both seated) discuss a list Dr. E. A. Yarrington, Columbus,
of department needs with Mortimer T. Enright, director of the Ohio, was named the osteopathic mem-
National Osteopathic Foundation. Enright visited the College this ber of the local Disaster Planning
fall to get a broad picture of the needs of the College so the Foun- Committee. He is a representative of
dation could present an overall picture of the needs of all osteopathic the Sixth District Academy of Osteo-
colleges to philanthropic organizations. pathic Medicine.

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Varied enterprises keep alumni busy
1952 1955 is also head of the Department of
Dr, William E. Meaney, Cincinnati, Dr. Louis Hasbrouck, Dove Creek, Medicine of Northwestern Ohio Gen-
Ohio, recently treated a patient re- Colo., was named president of the eral Hospital.
ferred to him by a physician in An- Colorado Academy of Applied Osteop-
chorage, Alaska. The patient, a pros- athy. 1960
pector, traveled 5,300 miles for Dr. Dr. Antone Martinho, Wilmington,
Meaney to perform an operation. Now Dr. John F. Thesing, Bellbrook, Dell., donated $100 to the College to
Dr. Meaney has a 10,600 mile trip Ohio, president of the Dayton Dis- be used at the discretion of Dr. Mi-
ahead of him to take the prospector trict Academy, presided at the joint royiannis, Chairman, Department of
up on, his invitation to go hunting dinner meeting of the Dayton District Anatomy. Dr. Miroyiannis said this
and fishing. Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, the is the fourth or fifth time Dr. Mar-
Fourth District (Cincinnati) Academy tinho has given the Department $100.
Dr. Harry J, Brom, Afton, Iowa, of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Sixth
and Dr .D W. Cunningham, Albia, District (Lima) Academy of Osteo- Dr. Richard F. Coatney, Lake View,
Iowa, registered for the postdoctoral pathic Medicine held at Dayton. Iowa, was named secretary-treasurer
course "Surgery for the General Prac- of the Fifth District Iowa Society of
ttitoner" sponsored by COMS. 1957 Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Basil L. Butler, Muskegon Dr. Saul Jeck, Philadelphia, Pa., was
Heights, Mich., was elected a junior elected an associate member of the
member of the American College of American College of Osteopathic Ob- * * *
Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gyne- stetricians and Gynecologists.
cologists, To insure that accurate in-
1958
Dr. Edward A. Felmlee, Tulsa, formation about you and, your
Dr. Gilbert L. Bucholz, Columbus,
Okla., and Dr. Eugene C. Herzog, Jr., Ohio, has been appointed an associate classmates appears in these
Flint, Mich., have been elected mem- in the radiology department of Doc- alumni notes, please write to
bers of the American College of Osteo- tors Hospital. He completed his resi- the Editor and tell him the
pathic Surgeons. Dr. Felmlee was dency in radiology at Doctors Hos- things you think your class-
also elected president of the Flying pital last fall.
Osteopathic Physicians Association at mates and friends would like
the group's annual meeting in Wichi- 1.959 to know about you.
ta, Kan. Dr. Bill Stoerkel, Madison, Ohio,
Dr. Arden L. Findlay, Peterborough, has been named president of the *
Canada, president of the Ontario Os- Eleventh District (Ohio) Academy of
teopathic Association, received the Osteopathic Medicine for 1962-63. He
first postgraduate award granted un-
der the new program of the Canadian
Osteopathic Educational Trust Fund.
The postgraduate awards reimburse
physicians up to $500 for expenses
incurred in attending approved post-
graduate courses. Dr. Findlay en-
rolled in a clinical refresher course at
COMS.
Dr. Robert L, Kirk, Smithville, Ohio,
was named president of the Eighth
District (Akron-Canton, Ohio) Acade-
my of Osteopathic Medicine.

1953
Dr. William W. McLain, Carson
City, Mich., was elected to the Amer-
ican College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

1954
Dr. Louis H. Eske, Jr., recently
moved into his new building at 3390
Woodman Drive, Dayton, Ohio. Dr.
Eske and his family were recently
featured in the Sunday magazine sec- Miss Alvira Lunsford, COMS Health Educator, represented
tion of the Dayton Daily News. the College at the COMS display at the Iowa Teachers Convention.
Dr. George S. Roulston, Yakima, She talked with high school teachers and counselors and gave them
Wash., was elected secretary of the information about the College and the profession. The exhibit space
Washington Osteopathic Medical As- was paid for by the Iowa Society of Osteopathic Physicians and
sociation. Surgeons.
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Entered as second class mail
at Des Moines, Iowa

722 Sixth Avenue


Des Moines 9, Iowa

Physicians contribute to COMS library


More than 60 physicians and friends of the
College have given books to the College in the
past five years, according to records provided by
Mrs. Mary Morrow, COMS Librarian.
During the same period, 24 people have con-
tributed magazines. Some of the magazines have
been complete bound volumes, others have been
contributed each month when the donor has read
them, she added.
Mrs. Morrow emphasized that contributions are
accepted with the following understanding: All
books about strictly osteopathic subjects will be
kept for future reference, duplicates of books in
the library will be kept if they are in better con-
dition than the current book, books will be shelved
according to subject matter and not kept as a
complete collection, duplicate books will be sold
to students and the nroceeds used to ullv- new
Public
-- --'I
Relations Director, Dick Schreiber, dis-
-- ^]r -f- - =11
- - I I X r Of s tw,
I s "IVI '
books. '. .
cusses a letter from Dr. Cuharles AN. Stryker, Shel-
don, Iowa, with Mrs. Mary Morrow, COMS Li-
brarian. Dr. Stryker is one of 61 people to donate
medical books to the College Library in the past
"fiewears.

Kent D. Rens, Orange City, Iowa, junior, helps Before gift books are shelved, Mrs. Morrow
Mrs. Morrow unpack the books he collected from pastes a certificate with the name of the donor
Dr. Stryker and delivered to the College Library. on the inside cover of the book.
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