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likeness and a revealing study of character and personality. As
the portrait is unveiled in a few moments I think that you will
agree that he has portrayed each of his subjects in a characteristic
mood. It has been suggested that it be entitled "The Faculty

Mr. Kughler is present with us this afternoon. As some of
you may know, he is presently engaged in painting the historical
murals for the Knapp Building.


As described to Mr. Kughler, and without presuming, and
intending only to sketch easily recognizable characteristics, Dr.
Mangum was described as a gay, gracious, kindly, witty, and
urbane gentleman. He enjoyed the good things of life and was
happy in a personal association with others. His was a sensitive
spirit, and he was often given to introspection and contemplation.
As you will see, Mr. Kughler has depicted him in one of these
latter moods which was so evident in the photograph from which
it was taken, and so well known to those who knew him in person.

The demeanor of Dr. Manning is portrayed as that of silent
strength and integrity of purpose. His was the strength of an
inner confidence in the worth and meaning of his work, and he
inspired all who came under his teaching with the true purpose
of medicine which is the application of clinical medicine to the ^
problems of the people of the community. He once told me that
he envisioned this present medical school as a school dedicated
primarily to clinical medicine. His appearance was often seem-
ingly stern, but all who knew him knew that he was the soul of
kindness and consideration. Following his retirement from the
faculty, he continued this ideal of service by his efforts to organize
and administer the health insurance plan which has meant so
much to the people of the state. He was a rock of integrity, and
I think would have been unable to understand any deviation from
the literal truth.

It was my privilege to sit almost actually at the feet of Dr.
BuUitt since my desk in the class of pathology was immediately
adjacent to his usual position while talking. He is shown with
his pipe in hand as he was always seen as he so convincingly taught
the principles of inflammation — dolor, calor, rubor, tumor, end-
ing with a hesitant anda. Warm, kindly and sympathetic towards
all, and always helpful, his enthusiasm and devotion to the founda-
tion importance of his subject, pathology, unfailingly inspired
his students who were constantly impressed by his complete free-
dom from guile and his almost naive devotion to the simplicity
of truth. Following his retirement from the faculty he has con-
tinued to serve the people and the profession of this state as a
preeminent consultant in pathology. His presence here this after-
noon is a most especial pleasure for us all.

Dr. MacNider was world famous as an authoritative experi-
mental investigator of the physiology of the kidney and of certain
of its disease processes. Living and working in his small labora-
tory, singlehandedly, and with only a student assistant during the
summertime, he produced work, the presentation of which called


him far and wide. He was a frequent contributor to leading
journals of his interest and he was a welcome member and leader
of many learned societies. It was he who gave to the boys their
first insight into the great field of medical association and of
medical statesmanship. He was a natural philosopher and, with
all his preoccupations, was a warm, colorful, and very human

The world has changed, and is changing, and medicine in
many of its aspects has changed with it, but from what I have been
able to observe and learn from various sources of the activities of
the students of this present school during and after their gradua-
tion, it has seemed to me that much of the spirit of the old school
has remained in that there is a warmth of feeling and of purpose
which must arise from the more intimate association with their
teachers and with the communities and people whom they hope
to serve. This is a spirit which unfortunately seems to be less
marked at the present time in other schools in other more materi-
alistic environments, and I hope that this portrait may serve as
some inspiration to the young men passing through to learn some-
thing of the accomplishments and of the spirit which actuated
these great men. It is with the very greatest possible pleasure that
I present this portrait as a small expression of my own feeling of
indebtedness to these wonderful workers in the vineyard. I hope
that you will like it.

Remarks of Dr. W. Recce Bcrryhill, '25, Dean of the School of Medicine,
at the presentation to the tAedical School of the group portrait of Drs. Manning,
Mangum, Bullitt and MacNider by Dr. Francis M. Clarke, '20, New Brunswick,
New Jersey.

This is a happy occasion for all of us. On behalf of the
faculty and all former and present students of the School of
Medicine, I wish to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Francis
Clarke for this very fine and generous gift, which will continually
serve as a grateful reminder to all of us who have been students
here and to all those yet to come, of these four men — giants in
their day and in their own way — who were the School of Medi-
cine for so long. It's good to look backward to appreciate the past
in order to do a better job in the present and in the future. It
was because of this faculty group and what they did in a modest
but fundamental way and what they did for generations of
medical students that this School survived so many difficult
years, was able to hold the interest and loyalty of alumni and


friends, and has become the institution we have today. So long
as this School lives these men will live with it and in it. It is
indeed their lengthened shadow.

It is difficult if not impossible for any alumnus to remark on
any or all of these four men without in some way also becoming
autobiographical. Each of us thinks of each one of them, natu-
rally, in terms of our personal relations as student and teacher or
as alumnus and former teacher and friend. I suppose Dr. Edward
Hedgpeth and I, more than any of you, has had the most unique
experience in our relationships with them in this respect. We
have together been students of theirs, fellow faculty members
with them, served under two as deans, been their physician, and
one of us dean of the School while two were still active faculty

All four were very remarkable men. Their span of service
in the University extended from 896 to 1951 — 5 5 of the 68 years
since Dr. Richard Whitehead reopened this School in 1890. As
you may recall, the School was first started in 1879 by Dr.
Thomas Harris and was closed in 188 5 when Dr. Harris with a
growing family was lured to the newly developing town of
Durham because of a need for a larger income from private
practice — a lure which I regret to say did not cease to exist in
188 5. It is still present in 1958. The four men in this portrait
did not succumb to this lure.

It is interesting that three of the four, Drs. Mangum, Man-
ning and MacNider, were students of Dr. Whitehead here —
another truly great and remarkable teacher and physician, who
exerted a profound and lasting influence upon their decision to
stay in academic medicine.

It is truly phenomenal that the medical school during the
period of their greatest activity could not only keep operating
but operating with such high standards that it established and
maintained a reputation and tradition for sound scholarship
throughout the country. Its students were accepted into the bet-
ter medical schools of the East, Middle West and South. For many
years these four men constituted the majority and indeed the heart
of the faculty. For periods after 1905 Dr. Lawson divided his time
and gave valuable assistance, Drs. DoUey and Brown preceded
Dr. Bullitt before 1913 and others served as associates. In the
'20's Drs. George and MacPherson were added and have continued
in active and distinguished service. Later Drs. Brooks, McChesney,
Rose and others were associated for periods of time.


While appointed to chairs and we remember them as pro-
fessors of this and that, in reahty for many years they actually
occupied "settees" — each one teaching two or more disciplines.
Secretarial and technical assistance was practically non-existant.
The smallness of the operating budget was almost incredible. As
late as 1933 it was less than $40,000.

In spite of all the fiscal and personnel shortages and many
other handicaps and hurdles, their loyalty to the school and to
the University continued undiminished. They just worked all
the harder although at times I'm sure it must have been heart-
breaking for all and particularly for Dr. Manning who of neces-
sity bore the brunt for 28 years. I am glad to salute his monu-
mental courage and persistence.

Understandably there was little time or energy left for
investigation and yet research was done chiefly perhaps in the
summers. The many investigations and publications of Dr.
MacNider added to the scientific prestige of the School through-
out the nation.

This is not the time nor the place to attempt a definitive and
objective appraisal of these four greats in our history and of their
contributions to the development of this School. Perhaps some
day this can be done as a part of the history of medical education
at the University of North Carolina.

Each was a strong character and individualistic in his own
right and each in his own way contributed to the reputation and
advancement of this School. There is more than sufficient honor
and recognition to go round in ample supply for each. All of
use will be forever in their debt and forever grateful.

Some of us have felt, and with good reason, that some of
these men never received the recognition in and by the University
for their contributions during their lifetime. Universities can be
cruel at times, though perhaps not intentionally, more so than
the supposedly "cruel" business world. This is all the more reason
why as alumni and friends we can see to it that their contributions,
tangible and intangible, continue to be recognized. This occasion
today and this School today are tangible evidence of their immor-
tality in the University of North Carolina — and in the lives and
hearts of all of us.




In the short period of just over one year that Henry Fordham served
as Resident in the Department of Medicine, all of us recognized in him,
in spite of his modesty, a rare combination of integrity, abiUty, and dedi-
cation to duty. He was absolutely honest with himself and with all
others. He was a fine physician who performed with a quiet efficiency
that few can equal.

Dr. Fordham was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fordham, Jr. He was married to Evangeline Wilson
and had three children: a son, Henry C. Fordham, Jr., and two daughters)
Deborah Ann and Nancy Lynn Fordham. His brother, Dr. C. C. Ford-
ham III, a former Resident in Medicine at this hospital, is now engaged
in the practice of medicine in Greensboro.

Dr. Fordham entered the University of North Carolina in Chapel
Hill in September, 1947 and later was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He
attended Harvard Medical School and received his Doctor of Medicine
degree from that institution in 195 3, subsequently serving as intern and
resident in Medicine at the University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. In
February, 195 5 he entered the United States Navy and served as Lieu-
tenant in the Medical Corps. Upon his discharge in January, 1957 he
joined the resident staff of the North CaroHna Memorial Hospital. In
early February, 19 5 8 he was awarded a fellowship by the American
Trudeau Society and had planned to spend the following year as a Fellow
in the Department of Medicine.

For those of us who knew him well there is a deep feeling of sorrow
at the loss of a friend and of sincere sympathy for his family, but mixed
with all of this is a knowledge that we are better off for having known
him as are so many others here and elsewhere. — Dr. Thomas Barnett


Presenting The Alumni


Dr. Andrews is a native of Wilmington where he attended the pubUc
schools. He received his B.S. in medicine at the University of North Carolina
in 1943 and took his first two years at the UNC
School of Medicine, completing his studies in '44. He
then took his last 2 years at the University of Tennes-
see School of Medicine in Memphis in 1944-46. Fol-
lowing an internship at the Emergency Hospital in
Washington, D. C, he served in the U.S. Navy.

During 1949-5 Dr. Andrews was Assistant Phy-
sician at the UNC Infirmary.

In September 1950 Dr. Andrews began general
practice in Roxboro. He is married to the former
Mary Leila Carwile of Abbeville, South Carolina and
they have a 2 year old son.

Dr. Andrews has been active in church and civic
activities in Roxboro. He is a member of the Rox-
boro Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and
on the Boy Scout conimittee. He is chairman of the church committee in the
Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Person County Polio Foundation, and Medical
Adviser to the Person County Red Cross and Tuberculosis chapters. He is past
secretary of the Person County Medical Society, having served for three years.
He is a member of the Person County Medical Society, N. C. Medical Society,
AMA, American Academy of General Practice. He is present secretary of
UNC Medical Alumni Association.


Dr. Geddie, the new president-elect of the University of North Carolina
Medical Alumni Association, has been a High Point pediatrician since 1930.

His first two years of medical education was re-
ceived at the UNC School of Medicine and he was
granted a B.S. degree in medicine here in 1919. His
M.D. degree came from Jefferson Medical College in

Dr. Geddie served a one-year rotating internship
the following year at Cooper Hospital, Camden, N. J.
He then went into general practice at Raeford, where
he remained for five and a half years.

After general practice in Raeford, Dr. Geddie
pursued a two and one-half year pediatrics training
program. This work was done at the Children's Hos-
pital of the State University of Iowa and at the Mayo
Clinic. He began his practice of pediatrics in High
point in 1930. In 1936 he was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy
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Presenting The Faculty


Dr. Cromartie is a native Tar Heel, being born in Bladen County. He
attended Presbyterian Junior College, the University of North Carolina, and
the University of Alabama before receiving his M.D.
degree from Emory University in 1937.

His internship was served at the Grady Hospital
in Atlanta. Resident training in pathology was re-
ceived at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Dr. Cromartie was an instructor in pathology at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1939
to 1941 and an assistant resident in medicine at the
Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1942.
___, He entered the army in 1942 and served for four

mmtm years and then joined the staff of the VA Hospital in*
^^^M McKinney, Texas. From 1946 to 1949 he was in-
^^jjjjjjJUJJU structor in medicine and bacteriology at the South-
western Medical College in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Cromartie was assistant and associate professor of bacteriology and
medicine at the University of Minnesota from 1949 to 1951. He joined the

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Dr. Davis is professor of surgery in charge of anesthesiology at the
UNC School of Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1952 from the Medical
College of Georgia, but this was not his first intro-
duction to North CaroHna. He was "camp physician"
at a camp near Hendersonville while a student at
Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Davis is a native of Springfield, Tenn., and
did his undergraduate and medical work at Vander-
bilt University. He taught at Tulane University and
in Georgia before coming to UNC. For brief periods
he was engaged in private practice in Chattanooga
and New Orleans.

Dr. Davis is a member and officer of a number
of profesional and scholarly organizations and the
author of numerous scientific articles that have ap-
peared in professional journals.

He lists his hobbies as , "Golf, at which once was good enough to
play, but never win, championship flights. Have given it up because of
time and protruding waist line — can't see and reach the ball at the same
time. Electronics, of which I know absolutely nothing. Also woodcutting,
which requires no brains, therefore I excel in this."

He is married to the former Alice Roper of Winter Garden, Fla. They
are the parents of two children-



Class of 1909
Dr. Michael Penn Cummings, 71,
Rockingham County Coroner, died
suddenly at his home at 516 Redd
Street, Reidsville, on March 30, fol-
lowing a heart attack. Dr. Cummings
graduated from Jefferson Medical
College in 1911 and came to Reids-
ville where he practiced until the
time of his death. Active in civic af-
fairs and local government, he was
Mayor of Reidsville for 12 years.
Coroner of Rockingham County for
14 years and City Health Doctor.

Class of 1911

Dr. D. Lance Elder, former Mayor
of Hopewell, Virginia, has been made
an honorary life member of the medi-
cal staff of John Randolph Hospital.
Dr. Elder is the first to receive such
an honor here.

In resolutions adopted at the staff
meeting February 4, the staff group
set forth that Dr. Elder has served
"conscientiously, faithfully, unstint-
ingly and ethically for more than 20
years" and "has been a civic leader
for 40 years and has rendered honor-
able and distinguished service to the
city and its sick."

Dr. Elder was a charter member
of the medical staff and has been ac-
tive in the hospital and the staff's
affairs ever since.

Class of 19}}
Cameron F. McRae enrolled in the
School of Public Health during the
spring semester with a view to ob-

taining his M.P.H. At the conclusion
of this work, he will become Health
Commissioner at Seneca County, New
York. Dr. McRae was Health Officer
for the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Dis-
trict of North Carolina for ten years.

Class of 19} 5
Julien H. Meyer Uves at 2123 Mt.
Vernon Road, S.W., Roanoke, Vir-
ginia. He and an associate do obstet-
rics and gynecology. Dr. Meyer did
an internship at the Hospital for
Women in Baltimore and his resi-
dency at St. Joseph's Hospital also in

Class of 19 }9
Edwin Rasberry, a member of the
Wilson CHnic, Wilson, N. C. and
Miss Mary Bryan Cummings, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bryan
Cummings of Kinston, were married
Saturday, March 22.

Class of 1942
H. WiUiam Harris was appointed
Chief o fthe Medical Service at the
V.A. Hospital in Salt Lake City in
December. Prior to this appoint-
ment he was chief of the Pulmonary
Disease Service. Dr. Harris is also
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the
University of Utah College of Medi-

Class of 1944

L. B. MacBrayer, III, began the

practice of pediatrics at Mooresville,

after an internship at Duke and a

residency at Babies Hospital at


Wrightsville and James Walker Memo-
rial in Wilmington.

Dr. MacBrayer says he is the only
male faculty wife of Davidson Col-
lege. His wife, Caroline, is Associate
Professor of Psychology there.

Class of 19 46-'

Ira A. Ahrahamson, Jr. has written
from 92 5-7 Fifty-Third Bank Build-
ing, Cincinnati (2), Ohio, and has
set a terrific pace for the class of
'46. Just listen! After leaving Chapel
Hill in March, 1946, Ira went to the
University of Cincinnati Medical
School and graduated in Feb., 1948:
interned at Cincinnati General Hos-
pital from Feb., 1948 to July, 1949,
during which time he served as a Cap-
tain in the Medical Corps of the Na-
tional Guard; had his residency in
Ophthalmology at Illinois Eye and Ear
Infirmary in Chicago, 1949-51; was
Ophthalmologist in the U. S. Army,
19 51-5 3, and then Resident in Oph-
thalmology at Cook County Hospital
in Chicago, 195 3-5 5 (Chief Resi-
dent) ; and after this, began the pri-
vate practice with his father, Dr. Ira
A. Abrahamson, Sr. at his present ad-
dress. He was certified by the Ameri-
can Board of Ophthalmology in 195 5.
He is, at present. Instructor in Oph-
thalmology at the University of Cin-
cinnati School of Medicine, and at-
tending Ophthalmologist at Cincin-
nati Jewish, Good Samaritan, Chil-
dren's and General Hospitals. With
all this, Ira has found time to have
over 3 5 papers published since 1951.
Recently (May 1957) he presented a
paper before the French Society of
Ophthalmology in Paris, and in De-
cember, 195 7, he presented a paper
before the Mexican Society of Oph-
thalmology in Mexico City. Ira did not
mention a wife. Maybe he has been

* In this issue we continue the news of
the Classes of 1946 and 1947 which was
edited by Dr. Mary Lou Rutledge Mc-
Gregor, '48.

too busy to find one, but I hope I am
wrong in assuming this.

Jules Amer, Jr. left Chapel Hill
and completed his work at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati, from whence
he went to New York City for in-
ternship and residency in Pediatrics
at Queens General Hospital. Then he
spent two years in the U. S. Public
Health Service in Epidemiology, De-
partment of Health and Hospital Epi-
demiology in Denver. He is now in
private practice of Pediatrics at 1575
Vine Street, Denver (6), Colo, in a
four-man group of Pediatricians. He
is Assistant Attending at the Hospi-
tal of the University of Colorado and*
Denver Children's Hospital. Jules
married in 19 51 and has two children
ages 4 and 2. This lucky man skis in
the winter and plays tennis in the

Walter Barnes is in Texarkana, Ar-
kansas-Texas in a group practice
where he is doing General and Plastic
Surgery. He graduated at Temple
University School of Medicine after
leaving UNC, and interned in Phila-
delphia, then went to Chattanooga,
Tenn. for a residency in Surgery, but
his program was interrupted by two
years of military service during the
Korean War. He spent one year at
Valley Forge Army Hospital on the
Orthopedic Service and was then sent
to the South Pacific as Surgeon to
the Joint Task Force which was doing
the hydrogen bomb testing on Bikini
r.nd Eniwetok. This year proved espe-
cially interesting to him and maybe
we can persuade him to give us a story
rbout it for a future edition of The
Bulletin. He returned to Chattanooga
t:> complete his Board requirements
in July 19 54 and decided to accept
a Fellowship with Guy Horsley in
Richmond, Va. for a year. In July,
195 5 he moved to Texarkana and
joined the gtoup called Southern
Clinic. Walter was married while in
Philadelphia, and he and Polly adopted


a baby boy during his last year in
Chattanooga. Ted is now a big boy
of almost four years and during 19 5 7
they adopted a year old girl, Abbie.
They Hke Texarkana very much and
Walter is highly pleased with his as-
sociates. The Southern Clinic is look-
ing for young, well qualified men who
are Board certified or eligible for cer-
tification in Pediatrics, Internal Medi-
cine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Allergy,
Dermatology or Orthopedics. The
Clinic now has eleven men and is
wide open for growth. Walter says
that the contract is the fairest he
knows. Sounds like a good oppor-
tunity for anyone who is interested
in living in the warm country. (Free
classified advertisement; the editors do
not assume responsibility for the
veracity of these Texas claims.)

Luther W. Kelly, Jr. (Luke) an-
other of our class practicing in a
group set-up is with the Nalle Clinic,
Charlotte, N. C. in the practice of
Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.
After he left UNC, Luke graduated
from Harvard. He then had an in-
ternship and residence in Internal
Medicine at the University Hospitals
of Cleveland, Ohio, followed by a
teaching and research fellowship in
Endocrinology at Western Reserve
University. He married Susan Bow-
man (MA in Education at UNC
1952) in Johnson City, Tenn. in De-
cember 195 6 and they have one son,
Abbott Bowman born Nov. 12, 19 57.

Robert S. Lackey (Bob) who is
practicing Radiology in Charlotte,
finally came through with some vital
statistics in response to my phone call
on the last day of writing this let-
ter. He tells me that he graduated
from Jefferson in 1948 and interned

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