Drexel University College of Medicine - Hahnemann Medic Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

 - Class of 1964

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Drexel University College of Medicine - Hahnemann Medic Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA) online yearbook collection, 1964 Edition, Page 8
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l -XJ .4 Lii j3f9fi? 5 Q J ilziks Stu. O 0 xx dedlcatl - tis- -- -.4 :- - Q :scar ,, -I 3' I .. . 'qv I 1 - l,...l, -- -ui 3 - I-bl, l -Q -- - - - . -U - .3 ..-if zz - -- : ' ' -u is - ev.. -- .. I Q ,-.,, ' 1 1 ,J .tl a T f S K ,XT X 1 If During Dr. Cameron's tenure as Dean of Hahnemann and, later, President of the institution, Hahnemann's first long-range program for renewal of the physical plant, has come into being. By calling on the best planning talent available and keeping such government agencies as the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and the City Planning Commission informed of Hahnemann's long range needs, Dr. Cameron has been able to set in motion the forces which now are bringing to fruition the dream of a "New Hahnemann." Under his careful tutelage, the principle of having a core of full-time faculty members in the clinical departments has been implemented. The extent of growth in this area can most graphically be shown by statistics revealing that, whereas in- l956, there were no full-time clinical faculty appointments, there are now 43. Each of the clinical departments is headed by a full-time professor and most of the sub- specialty sections are similarly staffed. The validity of this principle has been amply demonstrated in many ways, most obvious of which is the series of Hahnemann symposia which have brought to the college world renown among members of the medical profession, In another area, that of research, the progress made by Hahnemann under the leadership of Dr. Cameron has been nothing short of remarkable. ln l956, there were some S420,000 in funds furnished by industry and government sources for research purposes. ln 1964, some 52,600,000 in funds from government and industry will be expended on nearly 200 different research proiects at Hahnemann. lt is worthy to note that these figures are not a measure of the total research activity in the institution since there are also underway many starter proiects which have not yet progressed sufficiently to warrant outside support. And what of Dr. Cameron's plans for the Hahnemann of the Future? Some 520,000,000 in new construction is contemplated for the next ten years. The first unit of the "New Hahnemann," the 52,2 million Nurses' Residence and Classroom Building at l5th and Race Streets, already is functioning and work is well underway on the second unit, the Bobst Clinical Research Institute and Surgical Pavilion. Plan- ning for the new Basic Science Building, which will replace the present medical college building lof i888 vintagel is well along and construction of this building is to begin in I966. Other contemplated additions to the Hahnemann "campus" include a residence for medical students and house staff, a student-staff union build- ing, heart institute, radiation therapy center, and a new ambulatory service building. Enlargement of the medical college's basic science facilities will permit increases in size of each undergraduate class by approximately 30 students and doubling or tripling the number of graduate students in the biological sciences. Also envisioned are additional disciplines le.g., molecular biology, genetics, biometricsl and perhaps additional clinical departments. There are many more details, but the President's concept of Hahnemann's role of, say 25 years hence, is summed up in his prefatory comments to his recently com- pleted study, HAHNEMANN: THE NEXT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS: . . . a complete, first rate, although compact, medical center, embracing On the four essentials of such a center: education, service to the sick and injured, research, and community resources for health and welfare." lt is, therefore, with great pride and pleasure, that we, the graduates of l964, dedicate this book, a remembrance of our medical school years, to Charles Sherwood Cameron, M.D., Hahnemann's "Man with a Vision", who is seeing that vision become a reality.

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