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Compleat Pediatricians disbanded

After 48 years, The Compleat Pediatricians have taken in their shingle. The discussion group, formed in 1957 [“A Running Conversation About Children,” Spring 1999] to give young doctors insight into the psychological and social factors affecting their patients, has called it a day.The group was dealt a blow when founding member Albert J. Solnit, M.D., HS ’52, of the Child Study Center, died in a car accident in 2002. Solnit had remained a guiding force while John E. Schowalter, M.D., HS ’61, served as the group’s consulting psychiatrist. Schowalter’s retirement from the faculty last year precipitated the group’s official end, but he said that the timing felt “natural” for other reasons. Most members had...

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