1943 March - 60th reunion

Eight members of the Class of 1943M attended the reunion in June. Our class numbered 48 at graduation. This was a remarkable attendance when one considers classmates who are ill and those who have died.

Bill” Davey received the Peter Parker Medal this year for exceptional service to the Yale medical school. (See opposite page.) He is preparing two manuscripts for publication—A History of the Yale Medical Library and A History of NeurosurgeryRocko Fasanella, now fully retired, contributed his unique charm, warmth and good humor during the gathering. He was accompanied by his daughter. Gerard Fountain retired from psychiatric consultation and supervision of psychiatric residents at the Dartmouth Medical School. He devotes many hours each day to painting. He comments:

“Some paintings I keep; others I throw away.”

Stuart Joslin, having completed several decades of pediatric practice in Stratford, Conn., was increasingly concerned as to why so many children are unhappy. In 1970 he entered a psychiatric residency and a fellowship program at the Yale Child Study Center. Following this training he practiced child psychiatry in Stratford, retiring in 1998. He hopes to write a book about his experiences.

Henry Markley practiced internal medicine in Greenwich, Conn., from 1950 to 1979. He continues to direct the Greenwich Hospital Home Care service, which he founded in 1956. This program added hospice care in 1980. It serves as a model for new home care programs throughout the country.

Sophie Trent-Stevens, after an extraordinary career in tropical medicine in various parts of the world and 20 years of primary practice in Meriden, Conn., enrolled as a graduate student in the art department at Central Connecticut State University, and received her m.a. degree in art and art education in 1982. Her “new career” in the art field has led her to serve as a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She spends much of her time writing poetry and painting. She has published four books of poetry. Many of her paintings have received awards.

Morris Wessel continues as pediatric consultant two days a week at the Clifford W. Beers Child Guidance Clinic. He was one of the founders of the Connecticut Hospice 25 years ago and has an interest in the role primary pediatricians can play in serving children who experience significant losses. He has published several articles on this subject. Robert Wyatt retired 10 years ago from a gynecological practice in Greenwich, Conn., and moved to Del Ray Beach, Fla. His son accompanied him to the reunion.

—Morris Wessel