Category Archives: Medical

Dr. Peter Goodwin, advocate of Oregon’s assisted suicide law, ends his life

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s controversial assisted suicide legislation in the early 1990s has used the state’s Death with Dignity Act to end his own life. Dr. Peter Goodwin practiced as a

Dr. Peter Goodwin, advocate of Oregon’s assisted suicide law, ends his life

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s controversial assisted suicide legislation in the early 1990s has used the state’s Death with Dignity Act to end his own life. Dr. Peter Goodwin practiced as a

Ulric Neisser, 83, reshaped thoughts around the workings of the brain

ITHACA, N.Y. – Ulric Neisser, a psychological researcher who helped lead a postwar revolution in the study of the human mind by advancing the understanding of mental processes like perception and memory, died on Feb. 17 in Ithaca, N.Y. He

Ulric Neisser, 83, reshaped thoughts around the workings of the brain

ITHACA, N.Y. – Ulric Neisser, a psychological researcher who helped lead a postwar revolution in the study of the human mind by advancing the understanding of mental processes like perception and memory, died on Feb. 17 in Ithaca, N.Y. He

Bucking conventional medical wisdom of the time, Kay McGee brought her Down syndrome daughter home

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – When her daughter Tricia was born with Down syndrome in 1960, Kathryn “Kay” McGee refused to accept the conventional wisdom back then that the best course was to put the child in an institution. “Medical advice

Bucking conventional medical wisdom of the time, Kay McGee brought her Down syndrome daughter home

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – When her daughter Tricia was born with Down syndrome in 1960, Kathryn “Kay” McGee refused to accept the conventional wisdom back then that the best course was to put the child in an institution. “Medical advice

Researcher Richard Olney, 64, dies of Lou Gehrig’s disease that he was trying to cure

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. – Richard Olney, an internationally renowned researcher who dedicated his life to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Jan. 27 after his own eight-year battle with the disease. He was 64.The University of California at San

Researcher Richard Olney, 64, dies of Lou Gehrig’s disease that he was trying to cure

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. – Richard Olney, an internationally renowned researcher who dedicated his life to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Jan. 27 after his own eight-year battle with the disease. He was 64.The University of California at San

From Rev. Billy Graham to preemies in neonatal unit, Asheville hospital spokeswoman Merrell Gregory protected privacy of all

(Editor’s note: This story is a hard one to post, because Merrell Gregory was a friend and colleague when we both worked at The Asheville Citizen-Times. To those quoted in this story, I add my own emotional observation that Merrell

From Rev. Billy Graham to preemies in neonatal unit, Asheville hospital spokeswoman Merrell Gregory protected privacy of all

(Editor’s note: This story is a hard one to post, because Merrell Gregory was a friend and colleague when we both worked at The Asheville Citizen-Times. To those quoted in this story, I add my own emotional observation that Merrell

Dr. Constance A. Griffin, 60, died from the very cancer she was researching

BALTIMORE – Dr. Constance A. “Connie” Griffin, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cytogenetics Core and was director of the Pathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, died Jan. 8 of pancreatic cancer at Johns

Dr. Constance A. Griffin, 60, died from the very cancer she was researching

BALTIMORE – Dr. Constance A. “Connie” Griffin, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cytogenetics Core and was director of the Pathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, died Jan. 8 of pancreatic cancer at Johns

Dr. Mary Ellen Avery’s discovery gave premature infants ‘a chance at life’

WEST ORANGE. N.J. – Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, a medical researcher who helped save hundreds of thousands of premature infants with a single, crucial discovery about their ability to breathe, died on Dec. 4 in West Orange, N.J. She was

Dr. Mary Ellen Avery’s discovery gave premature infants ‘a chance at life’

WEST ORANGE. N.J. – Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, a medical researcher who helped save hundreds of thousands of premature infants with a single, crucial discovery about their ability to breathe, died on Dec. 4 in West Orange, N.J. She was