University of Utah School of Medicine - Medicine Man Yearbook (Salt Lake City, UT)

 - Class of 1952

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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SALT LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Discharge Summary Name: Class of '52 Admitted g 611049 Discharged: 6fZOf5Z and 12-Z0-52 This is the first medical school graduation of these 21 to 32 year old embryo physicians. C.C.: "I wanna be an L.M.D.!" P.I.: The patients were essentially well until several years P.T.A. when they noted the insidious onset of a desire to someday be referred to as the bungling L.M.D. on a C.P.C. protocol. These feelings were aggravated by itching palm, voyeuristic and sadistic desires, parental pressure, de- lusions of grandeur, etc., and relieved by graduation. Early in the course of the present illness, the patients enrolled in pre-medical courses at various institutions of higher learning and during the ensuing years noted many remissions and exacerbations of the above symptoms. Approximately 6 months P.T.A., they received letters from the medical school informing them that their applications for admission were being seriously considered. This brought about a marked exacerba- tion of their presenting complaints along with varying degrees of mac- rocephaly. The patients subsequently consulted various L. M. D.'s, friends, politicians and several bartenders, and the following studies were under- taken: evaluation of pre-medical and entrance examination grades, deter- mination of political-influence-levels, serial bank-balance estimations, LQ., frustration tolerance curves, the coin test, and the Ouigi-board maneuver -all of which were found to be grossly abnormal. Consequently, the patients were admitted for intensive study and possible radical treatment. PH. 81 SR.: At the time of admission, 46? of these patients were married and had a total of 18 children. At the time of discharge, 657: were married, and had a total of 43 children.

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Introduction It began in June, 1949. Half a hundred college students, mostly strangers, assembled together with a common goal in mind. Names were learned, acquaintances were made, and soon the bewildering unfamiliarity was gone-only the uncertainty of what lay ahead remained. Much has been written regarding life in medical school and perhaps universal to all medical students are the emotional parf oxisms of paranoia, frustration, confusion, bitterness, and on rare occasions, elation. And yet not all one's reflections upon the years spent in medical school are restricted to these somber experiences predicated upon the normal functions of the adrenal medulla. Where is the student of medicine who cannot recall with a smile some wellftimed, if unintentional, quip from a red faced colleague, the awkward delicacy of the interview with one's first female patient, or the day in surgery where one's hands were graced with five inelegant thumbs. Our experience was unique only by reason that an added stress of Hmatriculation schizo- phrenia" was inflicted at the onset of the Junior year. As a result of this division, twenty-one members of the class gradu- ated in lune, 1952 and twenty-eight members in December, 1952. During our years of preceptorship, bonds of friendship have been formed that the decaying influence of time cannot destroy. For the purpose of establishing in permanent form a brief de- scription of our formative years in medicine that we may often think of those with whom we have shared so much during the past three years, this book is written. To the hope that we will always cherish the memories of medical school and strive to strengthen the ties of comradeship formed there, this book is dedicated.



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4' Physical Examinuiionz T. ftotalj, 4931.10 P. ftotall, 4220 R. ftotalj, 800 BP. ftotalj, 6Z76f4l38. The patients were 50 WDXWN, poorly developed, poorly nourished males and females in apparent chronic distress. Pupils were R.R.E. and R. to L. and A. except for one case which did not R. to L., but did to A. Positive physical findings on admission included: Z inguinal hernias, 3 peptic ulcers, 2 cases of alopecia presenilis, 1 perforated tympanic mem- brane, 50 cases of obsessive-compulsive neurosis with paranoid ideation and obvious ideas of reference, Z manic-depressives, 4 psychopathic per- sonalities, several questionable cases of idiopathic familial absence of frontal lobes, 3 with clinical evidence of Frohlich's syndrome, Z with severe hypochondriasis, and Z exhibiting obvious precocious puberty. Clinical Course: Because of the history, physical findings and extreme apprehension on the part of the patients, shock therapy was administered early in the first year in the form of hazing by the sophomore class, exposure to 7647 Hashimoto-hours of total-body dissection, a continous infusion of Brizf zee's effluent, repeated injections of Dougherty's diarrheic dissertations and long-acting Davenport, all of which were without demonstrable effect. Consultation was held with the Biochemistry department who felt that the patients should be kept in a saturated atmosphere of utter confusion. This was attended by a marked hyperfallergic reaction which was re- fractory to treatment except for transient relief occasionally afforded by ethanolic imbibition. A course of lunchfhour physical therapy was so successful that it was chosen to replace the regularly-scheduled afternoon laboratory procedures. The patients were benefited to the extent that they were victorious in the annual athletic grudge match depicted on these pages. However, this remission was shortflived and by the end of the first year the patients had begun the progressive downhill course which was to characterize the succeeding three years. The beginning of the second year was characterized by increasing spasticity, delusions of persecution, mental deterioration, nausea, vomit- ing, diarrhea, Bacteriology, Pathology and Pharmacology. Due to the ineffectiveness of the previous medication, a new course of action was taken. Massive doses of Goodman were give orally over a four-hour period each day. This therapy was associated with sidefeffects of somnolence i F' 'N 1

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