More than 400 medical alumni and friends and close to 200 public health alumni gathered in New Haven June 5 and 6 for a reunion weekend that featured a New England clambake, the roasting of retiring public health professor Lowell Levin, D.Ed., and a symposium on John P. Peters, M.D., a legendary Yale professor accused of disloyalty in the McCarthy era.
Alumni began trickling into the school Friday, June 5, for a series of lectures sponsored by the Yale Surgical Society in the Hope Building. Alumni also toured the historical library and Yale-New Haven Hospital. AYAM President Nicholas M. Passarelli, M.D. ’59, opened the weekend with welcoming remarks in the Hope Building. Robert H. Gifford, M.D., deputy dean for education, made a presentation on The Yale System, Its Evolution,
Its Strengths and Problems.