Volume 18 Number 1 Fall 2001




William E. Bloomer, MD, died Jan. 14, 2001, at the age of 84. A graduate of Stanford (class of 1938) and Yale University School of Medicine (class of 1942), he completed his internship in surgical service at Stanford in June 1943. He served on the faculty at Yale and in 1959 moved to southern California, where he practiced thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He published Surgical Anatomy of the Bronchovascular Segment (with Drs. A.A. Liebow and M.R. Hales).

Frederick E. Blume, MD, died Feb. 6, 2001, at his home in San Francisco. Born in Concord, Calif., in 1910, he graduated from Stanford University in electrical engineering and from the School of Medicine (class of 1937). He practiced medicine (surgery) in the East Bay and he was noted, in particular, for his devotion to patient care. At the request of the family, donations may be sent to Stanford University School of Medicine, 770 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Eugene P. Cronkite, MD, died June 23, 2001, at his home in Setauket, N.Y., at the age of 86. He was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Stanford’s medical school in 1941. He was an expert in radiation biology and among the first to recognize and report on links between cancer and exposure to sublethal levels of radiation. He developed a center for the treatment of acute radiation injury at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Walter H. Kohlmoos, MD, died April 6, 2001, at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 87. He graduated from UC-Berkeley and Stanford’s medical school (class of 1941). He served in the U.S. Army Infantry Medical Corps in World War II, practiced as an ear, nose and throat specialist attending thousands of families for over 50 years and served on the boards of Children’s Hospital and Merritt Hospital in Oakland. His son-in-law is Garry Fathman, MD, a professor of medicine at Stanford.

Earle McBain, MD, died May 28, 2001, in Greenbrae, Calif. He is survived by his wife, his brother, three children and four grandchildren. He was a graduate of UCLA and received his medical degree from Stanford (class of 1941) and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Stanford Hospital. He practiced in Marin County for 35 years and before retiring served at Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco and on the faculty at UCSF.

Andrew Nichols, MD, died April 19, 2001, at the age of 64. An Arizona state senator credited as a champion of major public health and safety legislation, he was also a physician in family and community medicine and director of the University of Arizona Rural Health Office. He received his medical degree from Stanford (class of 1964) and a master’s in public health from Harvard.

Saul Silverman, MD, died May 19, 2001, in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident near his home in Klamath Falls, Ore. He was 59. He was a graduate of Emory University (BS, MD) and completed his specialty training in radiation oncology at Stanford (1968-71). He served in the U.S. Navy, practiced for 18 years in Sacramento and held a clinical faculty post at UC-Davis. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and, semi-retired, shared a practice at Merle West Cancer Treatment Center in Klamath Falls.