In Memoriam (Martin Brandfonbrener, Lee Gladstone, William Sullivan)
Martin Brandfonbrener, MD, professor emeritius of medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, died on February 21 in Chicago at age 75. Growing up in New York and showing brilliance in science, Dr. Brandfonbrener graduated from Stuyvesant High School and entered New York University at age 16. He received his MD degree fromAlbany (N.Y.) Medical Collegeand completed residency training in internal medicine at Case Western ReserveUniversity in Cleveland. He served two years as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service including one year at the Institute of Gerontology in Baltimore. While attending Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York for residency and fellowship training, he met hiswife of 46 years, Alice. She also is a physician and serves on the Feinberg School faculty as assistant professor of medicine. Dr. Martin Brandfonbrenerwas chief of cardiology at the VA Research Hospital (now VA Chicago Health Care System—Lakeside Division) in 1957 and in 1963 became chief of cardiology at the University of New Mexico. Returning to Chicago in 1967, he joined the Northwestern medical school faculty and served aschief of cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 1967â75. A popular teacher, he also pursued research and ran a private practice. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mark and Josh; daughter Amy Brandfonbrener Trout;sister Ethel Schutz; and nine grandchildren.
Lee Gladstone, MD, assistant professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School, died March 13 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), where he had been treated for pneumonia; he was 88. Born in Wellsberg, Iowa, Dr. Gladstone moved to McHenry, Illinois, when he was in high school. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Burma. In 1947 he began practicing as an internist in then-rural McHenry County, where he helped found the McHenry Medical Group and McHenry Hospital (now Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center). In the mid-sixties he decided to enroll in psychiatry residency training at Northwestern. Completing the program in 1970, he joined the Northwestern faculty the following year. Dr. Gladstone held various leadership roles for the alcoholic treatment programs at NMH. He and colleague Wayne N. Burton, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, developed a simple laboratory test called MILT that could signal the existence of a drinking problem. A form of MILT is still used today. Dr. Gladstone is survived by son Evan, stepbrother Roy, two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren.
William B. Sullivan, MD, associate emeritus in ophthalmology, died February 8 at age 88. A native of Mt. Etna, Iowa, he received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Loyola University. Following internship at Evangelical Hospital and ophthalmology residency at Cook County Hospital, Dr. Sullivan joined the Northwestern faculty in1942 as a clinical assistant and served in the U.S. Army from 1942â46, attaining the rank of major. He became an instructor in 1949 and an associate in 1952, achieving emeritus status in 1984. Survivors include wife Marian; sons William, Patrick, and Robert; daughters Sharon, Maureen, and Colleen; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.