Medicine: Past 49

A familiar figure on Washington golf links is spry, white-haired Dr. Steuart Brown Muncaster. Proud of his Scottish ancestry, he sports neckties of loud clan plaids. But seldom does he wear his own Gregor, for its red and green checks are "too subdued" for his taste. For 19 years Dr. Muncaster taught ophthalmology at Georgetown University, for more years than most of his colleagues can remember he performed eye operations in the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. During that time he brought up a half-dozen younger surgeons, built up a legend about his generosity to charity patients. But about...

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