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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...
  • 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...
  • At 104, Towson resident still plays golf

    At 104, Towson resident still plays golf
    Dr. Wally Sennott is taking a break from playing golf this summer. After all, at 104, the retired radiologist has earned the right to put the clubs on ice for a couple months until cooler temperatures arrive in the fall. The Towson resident and his 102-...
  • Dr. Martin Helrich

    Dr. Martin Helrich
    Dr. Martin Helrich, a pioneering anesthesiologist who had headed the department of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died Sunday of complications from heart disease at his Pikesville home. He was 91. "Martin was so...
  • Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist

    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist
    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
  • H. Berton McCauley, dentist

    H. Berton McCauley, dentist
    Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
  • Md. author explores fascinating, fatal arsenic

    Md. author explores fascinating, fatal arsenic
    For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
  • Anne G. Karlsen, registered nurse

    Anne G. Karlsen, registered nurse
    Anne G. Karlsen, a registered nurse who had worked for the Baltimore County Health Department, died Jan. 25 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 86. Anne Bradford Grafflin was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on Wilson Street in...
  • Ervin M. Milner, founded production house

    Ervin M. Milner, founded production house
    Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...