Physician Israel D. Newmark (1905-1987) received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1930. He practiced medicine in Chester, Illinois for almost 50 years, retiring in 1987. In 1947 Newmark founded what became Chester Memorial Hospital. Pediatrician Stanley L. Harrison (1907-2004) received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1930. He served on the clinical faculty of his alma mater from 1934-1964 and served as secretary of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1967-1973.
Newmark and Harrison discuss some of their experiences as students at the Washington University School of Medicine and graduating at the beginning of the Depression. Both discuss aspects of their internships and residencies, including the low pay that they received. Changes in medical training, continuing medical education, pediatrics and the treatment of children, and homeopathic practitioners are discussed. Newmark and Harrison also recall some of their memorable professors, such as W. McKim Marriott.
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