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Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
The Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited voluntary general hospital
of 510 beds and 40 bassinets. Johnstown lies l,l49 feet above the sea on the Conenxaugh River
at the mouth of Stony Creek. The city is nearly enclosed by high precipitous and beautiful
hills which afford many charming vistas, and is surrounded by some of the most picturesque
scenery of the Allegheny Mountains. Nearby Laurel Mountain, a popular winter resort, is
also the center of annual championship events in the snow sports.
Johnstown is the metropolis of the Conemaugh Valley and one of the chief coal mining
and steel producing areas of the state, with over 20.000 men employed in these two industries,
The population of metropolitan Johnstown is approximately 120,000 and the hospital serves
a population of over 250,000.
The intem training program is a twelve month rotating type beginning on July l, and is
approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical
Association. The rotating services encompass the areas of Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics,
Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Out-Patient and Emergency
Duty which includes ci very active traumatic service,
Didactic instruction is provided by regularly scheduled conferences in Radiology. General
Staff, Clinical Pathology, Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology. All of the conferences
are conducted on a seminar basis so that the intern soon becomes an integral part of the
teaching program as well as a member of the health team contributing to the complex
matrix of medical care rendered by the total hospital organization. In addition to these
conferences a Graduate Education Institute is held monthly which is conducted by prominent
men in the field of medicine from University faculties.
Individual responsibility for patients is engendered in the intern by permitting him to
assume full charge of charity patients. The large number of total admissions 115.348 in 1960!
and out patients provide ample opportunity to observe and treat large numbers of patients
with widely varying diagnoses and disease entities.
The monthly stipend for interns is S250 plus maintenance and uniforms. Living quarters
for single interns are provided with special provision of apartments for married applicants.
Library and recreational facilities are excellent, and the community itself is a friendly and
ANESTHESIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, AND SURGERY
Appointments for residencies are made from the Intern Staff at Conemaugh Valley
Memorial Hospital and other approved hospitals.
Medical students are invited to visit the hospital to discuss internship and residency
training programs with the Superintendent, the Director of Intern Training. Resident and
Intern Staff, and Active Staff members, For additional information and application forms
MR. YV. M. ASHMAN. Superintendent
1086 Franklin Street
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First synthesis of Cortisone, to combat pain and symptoms of arthritis.
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First synthesis of 'Benemid' tProbenecidJ, for the treatment of gout.
Synthesis and introduction of 'DiuriI' tflhlorothiazidel, to combat high blood pressure and con-
gestive heart failure.
Development and introduction of 'Decadron' tDexamethasonel, the most potent anti-inflammatory
Development of 'Tetravax' to immunize infants and children against four deadly childhood diseases
-polio. whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.
Introduction of 'Purivax', a more potent and more consistent killed-virus polio vaccine.
Development of 'ThromboIysin', a clot-dissolving agent of exceptional purity.
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