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 of years of administrative worries and (I wonder) maybe alcoholic suppression of same. He gave the lowdown on the huge (870 beds) hospital (14 stories) to go up between Vining and St. Albans Roads, Francis Street, and Huntington Ave. [Basically in the back
yard of the medical school] After the meeting I spoke with the Chairman (sic), a Mrs. Ellis, a somewhat fuzzy, nervous lady, not terribly at ease with her post, who tries a little too hard to do things by the rules. She was polite but deferential and I could read all through her that med students were not quite people and that what I was asking for was not being asked through proper channels with the proper review (Dr. Gardella), which is true. The W. of A. is a little more formal than I had anticipated. I like to know who I’m dealing with. Maybe this treatment wouldn’t bother me if I weren’t 25 years old. [There is probably some emotional overlay here. Nevertheless...]
Neurology was over. Administrative duties and worries about the future were intruding preoccupations. The next, and last, rotation of the PCY, Orthopedics at the MGH, was about to begin.
Postscript: I eventually got the Aesculapian Club
to donate needed equipment to enhance student life in Vanderbilt Hall. I wrote lyrics and script for the 4th year show, in which I played a leading role. And the Aesculapian Club honored me with a special award for citizenship, •in recognition of my work as
VH Chairman.
  1 LeMay was the all-too-accurate model for Gen. Buck Turgidson in the movie, Dr. Strangelove.
2Probably sponsored by Sumner White, who was something of a legend in the insurance world for selling life insurance to Harvard (and other) medical students.
3The Aesculapian Club is a charitable medical organization of HMS grads to which 15 members of the senior class are elected each year. The chief responsibility of the new members is to put on a satirical show, the Aesculapian Show, in the spring. How selections are made is something of a mystery, but presumably participation in the 2nd Year Show, which I helped write, counted for something. I was looking forward to helping put on the Aesculapian Show but was not at all sure I would be selected.
4Kernig’s sign (after Waldemar Kernig (1840–1917),
a Russian neurologist) is positive when the thigh is flexed at the hip and knee at 90-degree angles, and subsequent extension in the knee is painful (leading to resistance). This may indicate subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis.
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