For the University of Chicago School of Medicine Class of 1964 

The administration and important supporters of the University along with many of our teachers are shown below.  All of these photos are from the University of Chicago Photographic Archive. Unfortunately, several of our teachers are not shown because not all of the collection is online. When additional photos are made available, these will be included in these reminiscences. The approximate dates of the photographs are given when known. The image identifier number of each of the photos is provided to comply with the terms of the copyright holder. 

Commentary by Robert Roskoski Jr. Class of 1964
   

Description William E. Adams, Professor and Chairman of Surgery and a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa medical fraternity, University of Chicago.
Photograph Date 1959
Image Identifier apf1-00070
Description George Wells Beadle (1903-1989) President of the University of Chicago (1961-1968)
Image Identifier apf1-00400
Description Henry Stanley Bennett, Dean of the Biological Sciences, Professor of Anatomy, University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-00526
Description Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago running back (1933-1935) and winner of the first Heisman Trophy in 1935. 
The significance of including this football player among the Medical School faculty and administration is known by members of the Class of 1964. 
Photograph Date 1933
Image Identifier apf1-00657
Description Portrait (photograph copy) of Albert Merritt Billings, by the artist Ralph Clarkson.
Photograph Date Undated
Artist Clarkson, Ralph Elmer, 1861-1943
Image Identifier apf1-00687
Description Richard K. Blaisdell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology), University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-00721
Description William Bloom, Professor of Anatomy at University of Chicago, who gave a few lectures in histology.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-00753
Description James E. Bowman, Professor of Pathology and Genetics at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Dr. Bowman is the father of Valerie Jerrett, President Barack Obama's closest confidant (next to the first lady).
Image Identifier apf1-00846
Description Douglas N. Buchanan, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Neurology), University of Chicago.
Photographer Lieberman, Archie, 1926-2008
Photograph Date 1963
Archie Lieberman is the photographer who took all of our photos for the class picture
Image Identifier apf1-02306
Description William Burrows, Professor of Microbiology, University of Chicago, who gave almost the entire course in microbiology.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-02334
Description Donald E. Cassels a cardiologist in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.
Photographer Lieberman, Archie, 1926-2008
Photograph Date 1963
Image Identifier apf1-01586
Description Presentation of checks to winners of the 1950 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Chicago. From left: William H. L. Meyer, Jr.; Robert M. Hutchins, University Chancellor; William Chapman Bradbury, Jr.; and Joseph J. Ceithaml. Dean Ceithaml is known to generations of medical students.
Photograph Date 1950
Image Identifier apf1-01597
Description Control room of the Van de Graaff generator at the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital. From left: Lowell T. Coggeshall, the Frederick H. Rawson Professor of Medicine, and Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago; Don D. Davison, electrical engineer; and Leon O. Jacobson, Director of the Hospital.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-01739
Description M. Edward Davis, the Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Chicago.
Our classmate, Gene H. Samuelson, admired Dr. Davis's humility.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-02085
Description Peter P. H. DeBruyn, chairman of the Department of Anatomy (1946-1961) at the University of Chicago. He gave most of the lectures in the histology course.
Photograph Date 1980
Image Identifier apf1-02090
Description Albert Dorfman, the Richard T. Crane Memorial Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date 1963
Image Identifier apf1-05847
Description Kenneth DuBois, Director of the Toxicity Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Chicago, studying the effect of radioactive digitoxin on beating mammalian heart. He gave a few lectures in the pharmacology course on his subject of toxicology.
Photograph Date 10 October 1959
Image Identifier apf1-05876
Description Birdwell Finlayson, Professor of Urology in the University of Florida College of Medicine, sutures the head of a young Algerian child. Finlayson was a resident in Urology in 1963. 
Photograph Date 1963
Image Identifier apf1-06104
Description Clifford W. Gurney, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, bandages an Algerian girl's arm. The child's mother is seated in the background.
Photograph Date 1963
Image Identifier apf1-06587
Description George Veach LeRoy (left) and Robert J. Hasterlick (right) Professors of Medicine and physicians at the University of Chicago's Argonne Cancer Research Hospital.
Photograph Date 1961
Image Identifier apf1-02632
Description Citizens Board dinner held in honor of University of Chicago Professors Charles B. Huggins and Robert S. Mulliken, recipients respectively of the 1966 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They are pictured with other Nobel Laureates and their wives: Sir John Eccles; Margaret Wellman Huggins and Dr. Huggins; Muriel McClure Beadle and University President George W. Beadle; Mary Helen von No Mulliken and Dr. Mulliken; Alice Ackert Doisy, and Robert E. Brooker, University Trustee and President of Montgomery Ward & Company.
Subject Terms Huggins, Charles Brenton, 1901-1997 | Huggins, Margaret Wellman, 1904-1983 | Mulliken, Mary Helen von No, died 1975 | Mulliken, Robert Sanderson, 1896-1986 | Beadle, Muriel McClure, 1915-1994 | Doisy, Alice Ackert, 1894-1964
For commentary on Dr. Huggins, see http://www.brimr.org/Reprints/HistoricalSketches.htm and http://www.brimr.org/Reprints/HugginsQuotes.htm

Bernard J. Ransil edited the autobiography of Mulliken entitled" Life of a Scientist: An autobiographical account of the development of molecular orbital theory." Ransil worked with Mulliken a few years before medical school and spent every other weekend at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OH using their "super computer" to crunch numbers. Perhaps Mulliken was closer to us than you might think because he considered such calculations in the realm of "bastard" mathematics.

Both Carrie Krewson Schopf and Mary Ann Csontos Roloff appreciated Dr. Huggins humanitarian approach to medical education in the Urology Clinic.

Photograph Date 1 December 1966, 10 days before the award of the Nobel Prize
Image Identifier apf1-02884
Description Dwight J. Ingle, Professor of Physiology in the University of Chicago's Ben May Institute, and Chairman of the Department of Physiology. 
Dr. Ingle prepared animals for Dr. Wool's physiology laboratory owing to his (Ingle's) superb small animal operating skills. On more than one occasion I walked by Stagg field in the afternoon and saw Ingle running around the track and I thought that he must be crazy. He was ahead of his time prior to the national advent of aerobics when 30 years later even President Clinton could be seen running in the Washington Mall with his Secret Service Agents. 
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-05198
Description Leon O. Jacobson (1911-1992) , the Joseph Regenstein Professor of Medical and Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Dean of the Biological Sciences division and Pritzker School of Medicine, and Director of the Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-05223
Description Richard Jeffery Jones, a cardiologist and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date December 1964
Image Identifier apf1-02999
Description John E. Kasik (center) Professor of Medicine ministers antibiotics and tetanus antitoxin to a young Algerian girl who was injured in a farm accident.
Photograph Date December 1963
Image Identifier apf1-03140
Description Allan Titsworth Kenyon, Professor in the Department of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-03182
Description Joseph B. Kirsner (right), the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the University of Chicago, sits next to his portrait, the work of artist Edward H. Weiss. The painting was given to Dr. Kirsner at a dinner honoring his work. University trustee Emmett Dedmon is seated at the left.
Photograph Date 1975
Artist Weiss, Edward Huhner, 1901-1984
A biography of JBK is available entitled "GI Joe: Life and Career of Joseph B. Kirsner" by James L. Franklin. The book is not about his days in the infantry in WW II. 
Image Identifier apf1-03478
Description Richard Louis Landau, Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date April 1965
Image Identifier apf1-03661
Description James W. Moulder, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-00971
Description Frank W. Newell, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-01152
Description Walter Lincoln Palmer (1896-1993), the Richard T. Crane Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the University of Chicago (1954-1962).
Photograph Date 1954
Image Identifier apf1-06699
Description John Van Prohaska, Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date March 1963
Image Identifier apf1-06912
Description Henry Tubbs Ricketts, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-07154
Description John D. Rockefeller, Sr., financier, philanthropist, and founder of the University of Chicago. 
I was fortunate enough to attend two of the educational institutions that he founded: the University of Chicago and the Rockefeller University.
Photographer Bachrach, Louis Fabian, 1881-1963
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-07203
Description Alvin R. Tarlov, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf7-01401
Description Samuel B. Weiss, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Research Associate in the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, and recipient of the 1961 Theobald Smith Award for promising research by a young medical scientist. 
Dr. Weiss had the unenviable job of teaching our biochemistry laboratory. He was a post-doctoral associate with Fritz Lipmann at the Rockefeller University about 15 years before me. 
Photograph Date 1961
Image Identifier apf7-01553
Description Werner H. Kirsten, Professor and Chairman (1972-1988) of the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf7-00560
Description Robert W. Wissler, cardiovascular researcher, Professor and Chairman (1957-1972) of the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf7-01633
Description C. Knight Aldrich, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-00098
Description Bernard S. Strauss, Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf7-01371
Description Ira G. Wool, Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf7-01640
Description Albert M. Potts, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago.
Photograph Date Undated
Image Identifier apf1-06876
Description Staff of the University of Chicago's Department of Medicine. Among those pictured: Hodges, Barron, Kenyon, Bay, Coggeshall, Adams, Palmer, Miller, Leroy, Halsted, Koch-Weser, Landau, Veith, Lorincz, Block, Ricketts, Ebert, Jacobson, Hasterlick, Torrens, Kirsner, Bruce (?), Wells, Richter, Leifer, Goldmeyer, Gomori, Loosli, Joune (?), Crosbie, Rothman, Rider, Apter, Herbolsheimer, Schulman, and Berpaustal (?). The photo IDs were provided by the Photo Archives. 
Photograph Date May 1952
Image Identifier apf1-05482
Description Billings Hospital surgery staff at the University of Chicago. Among those pictured: Joseph Garrott Allen, Dorothy Schmidt, William E. Adams, Alfred Kessler, David Cofrin, William B. Neal, Jr., Burton Hoffman, Jerome Landy, Clair Basinger, Dwight E. Clark, James Clarke, Paul V. Harper, Jr., Jose M. Zubiran, Paul E. Northrup, Ralph Carlson, Donald Tysinger, Gilles Libersat, Edward R. Woodward, Antonio Montalbetti, Yost Sluis, William M. Jones, James A. Dougherty, Clemente Morel, Thomas Nelson, Emmett Ryan, Lester R. Dragstedt (chairman), Duncan Govan, Gordon Vancil, Mary Sherman, Roscoe Miller, Donald Benson, Vernon Jim, Thomas L. Y. Dao, Arlington C. Krause, Eleanor M. Humphreys, Milvin Newman, Paul Talalay, Henry Wildberger, Chung K. Liao, Theodore B. Rasmussen, James Cason, Henry Perlman, C. Howard Hatcher, Duval Jaros, Roger C. Baker Jr., Heinrich G. Kobrak, Norman P. Johnson, and John R. Lindsay.
Photograph Date June 1952
Image Identifier apf1-05485
Description Staff of the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago. From left, seated: Paul E. Steiner, Paul R. Cannon, and Eleanor M. Humphreys; standing: Robert W. Wissler and Earl P. Benditt.
Photograph Date May 1952
Image Identifier apf1-05483

Description Nursing and medical staff at the University of Chicago Lying-in Hospital. From left: Morris Edward Davis, the Joseph B. DeLee Professor of Obstetrics; Charles P. McCartney, instructor in Obstetrics; William J. Dieckmann, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics; Ann Kirchner, director of nurses; Mabel C. Carmon, Birth Room supervisor; Henry Close Hesseltine, Professor of Obstetrics; and Robert C. Smitter, Instructor in Obstetrics.
Photograph Date March 1951
Image Identifier apf1-05480
Description Staff of the department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago . From left, first row: F. H. Wright; Richard Mueller; Klara Prec; Edith Taylor; Catherine Haney; Robert Howard; William Clark; second row: Douglas N. Buchanan; Edward Lenz; Helmut P. G. Seckel; Irving Rosenfeld; Robert Plotnick; Burton Grossman; third row: Donald E. Cassels; William S. Downey, Jr.; James Stuart; Ruth Heyn; Dunlap Oleson.
Photograph Date May 1951
Image Identifier apf1-05484

All of these photos are from the Archival Photographic Files Collection of University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center which can be accessed via http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/

Page design and commentary by Robert Roskoski Jr. who can be contacted at robertr@brimr.org with any corrections.

For other photos pertaining to the University of Chicago School of Medicine Class of 1964 faculty, click here. For photos of the 45th Class reunion, click here. For photos of the 50th class reunion, click here.

Created 05 September 2014; updated 12 June 2015