Dr. Edwin P. Lehman Bids Farewell at Alumni Dinner
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UVa Medical Alumni News Letter
July 1953, Other individuals not identified, From the cover of the Medical Alumni News Letter, July 1953. The relevant article, on pp. 6-7, is entitled "Dr. Edwin P. Lehman Will Retire As Surgical Chief in Fall," and reads (in part): Dr. Edwin Partridge Lehman, former president of the American Cancer Society who has served for 25 years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Gynecology of the School of Medicine and as Chief of the Surgical Service of the University Hospital, has announced his retirement of the first of September.... "Teaching...is closest to the heart of the 'chief,' as Dr. Lehman is affectionately called. He...is most proud that of all the young doctors who have trained under him in the five-year postgraduate course, not one selected for the responsible position as senior resident has ever failed any part of the American Board of Surgery examinations.... One medical student impressed with the surgical chief's masterly instruction remarked that when Dr. Lehman greeted him with, 'It's a fine day,' he not only believed that the day was a fine one, but felt impelled to study just why and how the day was fine. Dr. Lehman is known most widely, perhaps, for his interest in the field of cancer control and the cancer work for which he was awarded the J. Shelton Horsley Memorial in 1948.... Dr. Lehman is a graduate of Williams College in 1910 and Harvard University Medical School in 1914....He came to the University of Virginia as professor and chairman of the department of surgery and gynecology in 1928."