Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Dr. Helen Martin, 100; USC Medical Professor, Pioneer in Diabetes Care - LA Times
Dr. Helen Martin, a pioneer in diabetes care and a longtime USC professor of medicine who was a role model for generations of medical students, has died. She was 100...

...Martin graduated from the USC School of Medicine in 1934 and became one of the nation's most respected women in medicine — as a physician, researcher and teacher.

During World War II, Martin became the dominant force of the USC clinical teaching program: After virtually the entire faculty — members of the Army Reserve's 73rd Evacuation Hospital unit — were shipped to the India-Burma theater, she was the only remaining full-time faculty member.

"For about 3 1/2 years, she held that whole department together. How she did it I don't know, but she did," said Dr. Robert Tranquada...

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