Medicine: A Healer for Downstate

When Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton served as president of Amherst College, he brought a healer's touch to the liberal arts school in more ways than one. He used a calm, fatherly approach to the academic and financial problems that confront all college presidents, and when medical needs arose, he would pick up his black bag and make house calls around town. Now, as president of the State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, Plimpton still makes house calls of a kind. Since his arrival in August, he has dropped in on...

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