Dr. Roswell Park


Dr. Roswell Park
Dr roswell park.jpg

Dr. Roswell Park (May 4, 1852 – February 15, 1914) is best known for starting Gratwick Research Laboratory, which is now known as Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was also a professor of surgery at the University of Buffalo Medical School and a surgeon at Buffalo General Hospital.[1]

When Dr. Park was thirty-one he came to Buffalo, New York in 1883. He came from Chicago where he attended Rush Medical College. He received his B.A. in 1872 and M.A. in 1875. Dr. Park received an honorary M.A. from Harvard University in 1895 and an honorary LL.D. from Yale University. Over the years he served on many boards, both national and international. By 1914, the total number of textbooks, articles, and monographs that he wrote reached 167.[1]

President McKinley assassination

Buffalo was the host of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. President William McKinley was not even a year into his second term. At the time he was staying in his summer home in Canton, Ohio. He left his summer home for the exposition fairgrounds. After a speech that he gave in the Temple of Music pavilion, Leon Czolgosz, came from the crowd and shot McKinley twice at point blank range. McKinley was taken to a hospital on the fairgrounds.[2]

It took nearly 40 minutes for the first surgeon to show up. Herman Mynter, a general surgeon from Buffalo, was the first to diagnose the president. After consulting with other physicians, it was agreed upon to perform an abdominal exploration of the area. Not long after Mynter’s examination was finished, Matthew Derbyshire Mann arrived. Mann was a former dean of Buffalo Medical School and a respected surgeon. After the two talked, it was agreed upon to perform the abdominal exploration. President McKinley agreed to the exploration. Work was done by Mann to try to find the bullet and treat the wounds.[3]

Efforts were made to contact Dr. Park, but he was in the middle of a neck dissection at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital. As described years later by Park’s son, the messenger ran into the operation room and told Dr. Park that he was needed immediately.[4] Park proceeded to say “Don’t you see, I can’t leave. I am in the middle of a case even if it were for the President of the United States?” The Messenger replied “Doctor, it is for the President of the United States.” Park proceeded to finish the operation. Despite the importance of the situation, Park was only able to get to the exposition hospital via a train. Once Park arrived, Mann was about to close up McKinley and asked Park if there should be any placement of drains. Park told Mann that he was the best man to make that decision given the scenario. Mann decided not to drain the abdomen since there was no excess blood or fluid around to be drained.[5]

Dr. Park arranged for some nurses from the exposition to look over McKinley at the Milburn home until nurses from the army could arrive. Despite some promising results McKinley died in the Milburn home.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Mirand, Dr. Edwin A., Legacy and History of Roswell Park Cancer Institute 1898-1998. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers pg 15
  2. ^ Lilli Sentz, Medical History in Buffalo 1846-1996. Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Office of Publications pg 176
  3. ^ Lilli Sentz, Medical History in Buffalo 1846-1996. Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Office of Publications pg 182
  4. ^ Lilli Sentz, Medical History in Buffalo 1846-1996. Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Office of Publications pg 183
  5. ^ a b Lilli Sentz, Medical History in Buffalo 1846-1996. Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Office of Publications pg 184

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute medium — Roswell Park Memorial Institute medium, commonly referred to as RPMI, is a form of medium used in cell culture. It has traditionally been used for growth of Human lymphoid cells. This medium contains a great deal of phosphate and is formulated… …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute — Infobox Hospital Name = Roswell Park Cancer Institute Org/Group = National Cancer Institute; National Comprehensive Cancer Network Caption = Location = Buffalo Region = Erie County State = New York Country = United States HealthCare = Medicare… …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell — may mean:;Places in the United States of America: * Roswell, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta ** Roswell High School, a school in the city of Roswell, Georgia * Roswell, New Mexico, known for the purported 1947 UFO incident (see other uses below) **… …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell Recreation and Parks — The Roswell Recreation and Parks is a department of the City of Roswell, Georgia, USA. It boasts over eight parks open for public use. The park sponsors over 25 athletic programs ranging from soccer, football, basketball, and baseball for all age …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell (TV series) — Roswell Also known as Roswell High (US/UK) Genre Science fiction Teen drama …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell Suites — (Розуэлл,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 907 Holcomb Bridge Road, Роз …   Каталог отелей

  • Roswell, New Mexico — Infobox Settlement official name = The City of Roswell settlement type = City nickname = All America City imagesize = image caption = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location in the state of New Mexico. mapsize1 =… …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell High School (Georgia) — Infobox Secondary School name = Roswell High School motto = A Tradition of Excellence type = Public school, secondary established = 1949 grades = 9 12 enrollment = 2,436 campus=suburban, convert|54|acre|km2|4|sp=us|lk=on faculty = 246 principal …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell, Georgia — Infobox Settlement official name = Roswell, Georgia other name = native name = nickname = Roswell, GA settlement type = City motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank …   Wikipedia

  • Roswell — /roz wel, weuhl/, n. 1. a city in SE New Mexico. 39,676. 2. a town in central Georgia. 23,337. * * * ▪ New Mexico, United States       city, seat (1889) of Chaves county, southeastern New Mexico, U.S. It lies along the Hondo River near the Pecos… …   Universalium


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.