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that descent would be necessary. He was called to the central office of chemical warfare in Tours where he remained for two days discussing the matter with high officials of that department. The war was over before his plans could be put into practice.

He also devised an operation for obliterating abnormal passages between the external ear-canal and the throat. Fistulae of this kind are very common and their presence would prevent an officer or soldier from entering a region in which there was poisonous, irritating gas, for the vapor would enter the ear and gain access to the esophagus and even the lungs, with dire results. Had the hostilities continued, I feel sure that Dr. Yankauer would have been able to reclaim thousands of valuable men for front line service who otherwise had to be content with non-combattant work. This alone would probably have meant a citation for the Distinguished Service Medal.

Two little non-military anecdotes occur to me and should be recorded:

One day our Quartermaster, Major Schwab, happened to close the self-locking door of his safe, forgetting that his keys were inside. It was two days before the end of the month and several thousand people were to be paid on the first. Many of these individuals were merely passing through our hospital unit and it would have been most embarrassing not to be able to furnish the necessary funds. Our Quartermaster went to Bordeaux, the nearest large city, where the safe had been purchased, but to his distress was told that only within two or three days, perhaps, could a man be sent to drill out the lock of the safe. No key was available. Dr. Yankauer, hearing of the calamity to our Quartermaster, examined the keyhole with his head mirror and a bit of metal; then retiring to his well equipped shop, which he himself had brought to France, he fashioned a key and when Major Schwab returned from Bordeaux his own keys were placed in his hands by this magician.

Another time I was in Paris with Dr. Yankauer and wished to purchase a suitcase. We went to the Gallerie Lafayette and, availing myself of his knowledge of all things material and mechanical, I requested him to pass upon the leather. "The leather looks good to me but the locks are inferior," he said. Turning to the saleswoman I told her this in my pigeon French. She became greatly excited and said that the locks were excellent. Taking a chance and knowing the Doctor's great dexterity with improvised instruments, I informed the saleswoman that "Monsieur will open the locks with a hairpin from your head." Then turning to Yankauer, "Can you do it?" said I, "I can try," was his answer. The hairpin was forthcoming. A little twist of its prongs, a more skillful twist in the lock and the case was open.

No wonder, with such dexterity combined with his high scientific attainments, Dr. Yankauer was recognized as one of the foremost men of his specialty.


A New Author

Yvonne Elizabeth Frank, the eleven-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Frank, has written her first book, "Children's Hour: Station YEF." The book is intended for children for, according to its young author, "It was a funny thing that books that children read are always written by grown-ups." Macaulay and Company are the publishers.

Recent Appointments

DR. MAURICE BERCK, Volunteer on Dr. Neuhof's Service
DR. MAE FRIEDLANDER, Voluntary Assistant in Thrombo-angiitis Obliterans
DR. LOUIS H. KOPLIK, Research Assistant in Bacteriology
DR. LOUIS LICHTENSTEIN, Voluntary Assistant in Morbid Anatomy
DR. SAMUEL RICHMAN, Volunteer in Radiotherapy
DRS. BENJAMIN ELIASOPH AND M. A. KUGEL, Acting Adjuncts on Medical Services for two months, starting in October

Clinical Assistants in Out-patient Department

DR. ROBERT E. ARLT, Dental Clinic
DR. THEODORE F. ARVAN, Dental Clinic
DR. ROBERT BANK, Dental Clinic
DR. EDWARD J. BASSEN, Ophthalmological Clinic
DR. PHINEAS BERNSTEIN, Gynecological Clinic
DR. MAXWELL B. COLTON, Dental Clinic
DR. OSCAR C. FINK, Dental Clinic
DR. AMEIL GLASS, Surgical Clinic
DR. BERNARD M. GOETZEL, Pediatric Clinic
DR. NORMAL L. GOLDBERG, Medical Clinic
DR. KARL S. HECHT, Dental Clinic
DR. WILLIAM J. HOCHBAUM, Oto-Laryngological Clinic
DR. PHILIP L. KAYE, Medical Clinic
DR. HARRY KEIL, Dermatological Clinic
DR. JOSEPH G. KELLER, Dental Clinic
DR. HERBERT M. KLEIN, Medical Division
DR. SYDNEY POLLAK, Dental Clinic
DR. ELIAS REINER, Dental Clinic
DR. JOSEPH SCHAPIRO, Pediatric Clinic
DR. WILLIAM SCHICK, Neurological Clinic
DR. SOL. SILVER, Medical Clinic
DR. LEWIS H. SPIEGEL, Dental Clinic
DR. DANIEL L. TRAUB, Dental Clinic

Resignations from Out-patient Department


The Staff and Alumni

Died, September 2nd, 1932

Dr. S.H. Averbuck is Physician to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in association with Dr. William Friedman, an Alumnus of the Hospital and a former member of the Pathology Department.

Dr. Moses Keschner, as a member of the Grievance Committee of the State Board of Medical Examiners, presided recently at the hearing of several physicians.

Dr. Robert K. Lambert has succeeded Dr. Henry Minsky as Secretary of the Ophthalmological Service.

Dr. Joseph Levine returned from Vienna in September, where he was engaged in advanced work in the pathology of the eye with Professor A. Fuchs. This study was made possible by a fellowship given by the 

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Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, to which Dr. Levine has been appointed Eye Pathologist.

Dr. A. V. Moschcowitz attended the Medical Congress on Diseases of the Gall-Bladder, Liver and Intestines, held at Vichy, France.

Dr. M. C. Myerson was recently appointed Director of Otolaryngology and Bronchoscopy to the Sea View Hospital, Staten Island.

Dr. B. S. Oppenheimer, Mrs. Enid T. Oppenheimer, Dr. Anne Topper and Dr. George J. Ginandes attended the International Physiological Congress in Rome.

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Turner and their two boys recently returned from a motor trip through Europe, having visited Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Switzerland.

Dr. Ira S. Wile is conducting series of weekly lecture courses on "Clinical Study of Maladjusted Children," at Hunter College;  on "Problems of Child Behavior" and "Advanced Course in Mental Hygiene," at the College of the City of New York; and on "Behavior and Health During Childhood and Adolescence" at the Brooklyn College.

Dr. Heinrich F. Wolf was Chairman of the Section on Medicine at the American Congress of Physical Therapy on September 8th. This Association has elected Dr. Wolf a member of the editorial board of the "Archives of Physical Medicine."

Dr. Emil Granet conducted a course on Intestinal Tuberculosis in the recent Tuberculosis Symposium given under the auspices of the Post-graduate Hospital Medical School.

Dr. Murray A. Last has been appointed Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital and Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Mid-Town Hospital.

Dr. Sidney D. Leader has been appointed Pediatrician to the Convalescent Home for Hebrew Children in Rockaway Park, N.Y.

Dr. Olga Sitchevska contributed to the program of the 37th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology held in Montreal, September 19-23.

Drs. Bernard Amsterdam, Maurice Berck, Phineas Bernstein, M. Feresten, Herbert M. Klein and William Schick have recently announced the opening of their offices in Manhattan; Drs. Herbert H. Lampert, Sidney E. Lenke and William I. Sheinfeld are practicing in Brooklyn; Dr. Albert A. Rosenberg is in Poughkeepsie and Dr. Joseph Tomarkin in Cleveland.

Dr. Henry A. Baron is serving as Resident in Obstetrics at the Fordham Hospital.

Dr. William S. Collens, Brooklyn, in a presentation at the opening meeting of the International Physiological Congress in Rome, August 29th, reported on a method of administering insulin through the nose instead of hypodermatically, with identical results.

Dr. Lewis J. Doshay has been appointed Associate Neurologist to the Bronx Hospital.

Dr. Samuel Feldman is Assistant Resident in Medicine at the Montefiore Hospital, where he will remain six months.

Dr. George J. Ginandes is in Europe furthering his studies in Pediatrics and visiting the important pediatric clinics. He is planning to study with Professors Czerny and Finkelstein of Berlin and then will spend some time in Vienna.

Dr. Sidney Grossman has been appointed Adjunct Surgeon to the First Surgical Division of the Morrisania Hospital, and Adjunct Surgeon to the Bronx Hospital.

Dr. Sidney Licht will remain at the Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, until the first of the year.

Dr. Milton J. Matzner was recently appointed assistant attending physician on the medical service of Dr. Meyer A. Rabinowitz at the Jewish Hospital and acting associate in gastro-enterology in the Out-patient Department of the same hospital.

Dr. Samuel Mufson has been appointed clinical Assistant Visiting Surgeon on the Third Surgical Division of Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Albert B. Newman will continue his studies in medicine abroad for an indefinite period.

Dr. Saul S. Samuels was elected a member of the American Urological Association at its Toronto meeting.

Dr. E.W. Benjamin was married to Miss Ruth Lash of Providence on August 26th.

Dr. Samuel Feldman was married to Miss Marion Posner on June 12th.

Dr. Roland I. Grausman was married to Miss Elizabeth Block on July 30th.

Dr. Albert Kean was married to Miss Helen B. Harris of Mt. Vernon, New York, on June 24th.

Dr. Charles J. Sutro is engaged to be married to Miss Anne Pomerantz.

To Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Master, a daughter, Edith Louise, born on August 25th.

Dr. Libman Honored

A Testimonial Dinner will be tendered to Dr. Emanuel Libman on Saturday evening, October 15th, in the Hotel Waldorf, in honor of his sixtieth birthday, at which occasion he will be presented with the "Libman Anniversary Volumes."

The Sinai Clinic

THE other day we expressed the hope that the next great medical institution built in New York City would be a clinic on the order of the Mayos', where one could get a general examination and treatment on the basis of coördinated findings.

We deplored the present anarchy in the doctor's divided rule over the specialized segments of the human body.

Our attention is now called to an experiment in the clinic idea at Mount Sinai Hospital....

The patient certainly gets his money's worth––every sort of examination from nerve reflex to metabolism––a thorough going over by the physicians and specialists attached to the hospital staff. Several visits may be required. The reports from all hands are collected and studied by the director or associate director, and the patient's private physician is given a full report with recommended treatment.

The Journal of the American Medical Association says of the experiment that if the activities of the consultation service should continue at the present level about a thousand patients suffering from obscure and complicated illnesses will receive a searching diagnostic investigation during the first year....
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