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  • A foundation for advancement [Letter]

    A foundation for advancement [Letter]
    We are writing in response to the June 30 Baltimore Sun article "Equality's Struggles," featuring Esther McCready, a 1953 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The article's sub-head, "Setting the Foundation," could not be more appropriate. For the past 60 years, the foundation set by Ms. McCready's courage and fortitude has continued to open doors not only for African-American nursing students but for minority students in all the professional schools (dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and social work) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).
  • Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

    Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean
    Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in...

    City programs pitch African-Americans on the benefits of hospice care

    City programs pitch African-Americans on the benefits of hospice care
    Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more. Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that...

    Howard E. Chaney, state health official

    Howard E. Chaney, state health official
    Howard E. Chaney, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 95. Howard Edward Chaney was born and raised in Baltimore and...

    Aged grist mill awaits scarce federal funds

    Aged grist mill awaits scarce federal funds
    A 250-year-old grist mill near the mouth of the Susquehanna River has sat mostly vacant since the end of the Civil War, its thick stone walls serving no purpose but the protection of a few old tools. Though the building is historic — it was listed...