I graduated from Duke Medical School in 1943 and went through the
residency, completing that in 1946. I was chief medical resident at that
time, following which I went into the Navy. When I left, Dr. Hanes was
Chief of Medicine. Shortly afterward, he died of a dissecting aorta (I
I then returned to Duke in January of 1948 when I was there for a
gastroenterology fellowship until 1950, when I went into private practice
in Orlando, Florida.
When I went back to Duke, Dr. Stead had replaced Dr. Hanes as Chief
of Medicine. At his suggestion, I worked as a medical resident for three
months before I
started my gastroenterology fellowship.
The primary thing I remember is that we had morning report early
Dr. Stead had gotten there, as usual, on time. During his report, one of
the house staff noticed that his shoes did not match. This was called to
his attention and Dr. Stead's response was "You know, I have another pair
just like this at home."