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volume 79, no. 3 191 IN MEMORIAM EAGAN, LILLIAN S. Undergraduate degree, Cornell University, 1936. Albany Medical College, 1943. Dr. Ea- gan was employed for thirty years by the Hartford Health Department, where she established the first Diagnostic Clinic for the Mentally Retarded. Her areas of expertise at the Health Department included pediatrics, develop- mental disabilities and communicable diseases. She was predeceased by her husband of many years, E.Cecil Eagan, MD, Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT. Dr. Lillian Eagan was a member of the Hartford County Medical Association and the Connecticut State Medical Society. She was born June 27, 1915 and died January 29, 2015 at the age of 99. FREDERICKSON, ROBERT W. New York Medical College, 1951. Dr. Frederickson's undergraduate studies at Trinity College, Hartford were interrupted by service in the Army during WWII as a medic in the 624 th Field Artillery Medical Unity. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Frederickson completed a residency in general surgery at Hartford Hospital and spend one year as a resident at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital Center in New York City where he specialized in oncologic surgery. He spent his entire surgical career at Hartford Hospital, where he founded the Hartford Hospital Surgical Trauma Service. Dr. Frederickson was a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Hartford Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut and died January 13, 2015 at the age of 90. HELVIE, HENRY "HANK" E. Undergraduate degree, Oklahoma State University. School of Medicine of the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Helvie was born on October 10, 1933 in Winfield, Kansas. After completing his train- ing in anesthesiology, he practiced that specialty at both the St. Mary's Hospital and the Waterbury Hospital. He served as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Waterbury Hospital from 1986 to 1993, when he retired from active practice. Dr. Helvie was member of both the New Haven Medical Association and the Connecticut State Medical Society from January 1, 1967 until his death at the age of 80 on May 9, 2014. WEINER, SYLVIA. Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University 1931, Columbia University School of Medicine, 1935, with high honors. Dr. Weiner was born in Lithuania, came to Connecticut at an early age, and graduated as valedic- torian of Weaver High School in 1928. She practiced obstetrics-gynecology and neonatal-perinatal medicine in the Hartford region her entire professional career. She was a trail blazer for women in medicine and was one of the first females to practice obstetrics and gynecology in the greater Hartford area. She was born January 14, 1910, joined the Connecticut State Medical Society January 1, 1943 and died December 29, 2010 at the age of 100.

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