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Hugh Toland was born April 16, 1806, the son of a South Carolina planter and banker. At 16, he worked with a town doctor in the local apothecary shop. He graduated first in his medical school class at Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. In 1832, he traveled to Paris for postgraduate study at the Salpetriere. The following year, he returned to Columbia, South Carolina, where he began a highly successful surgical practice. In 1852, California beckoned and he traveled to Mokelume Hill in Calaveras County, where he unsuccessfully pursued gold mining. He relocated in San Francisco and set up his office at Montgomery and Merchant streets, where he became the city’s foremost surgeon. A list of his accomplishments include: vesico-vaginal fistula repair, iridectomy for glaucoma, thyroidectomy, and repair of aneurysms. He founded Toland Medical College in 1864, and transferred the school to the University of California in 1872. He was also known to send packages of medicine (Iodide of Potash for tuberculosis and other respiratory infections, and mercury with a dash of lobelia for syphilis), plus his advice via Wells Fargo messengers to the

miners in the Sierra foothills. Some criticized his mail order business, but his work as a serious surgeon and medical educator represents his important contribution to California medicine. He died suddenly at age 74 of a stroke, while still active in his Montgomery Street practice.

Parent-Based Prevention Research Study for Mothers with Eating Disorders

Stanford University Eating Disorders Program James D. Lock, MD, PhD Stanford University is conducting a study examining the feasibility and acceptability of a preventive intervention program; designed to improve child feeding in families in which the mother has an eating disorder.

Who can participate?

Adult mothers with children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge Eating Disorder Living with a partner Medically stable for outpatient treatment Able to speak and read English Willing to be randomized to either treatment condition Able to make an 8 month commitment

How Can I Participate?

If you are interested in participating, or would like further information please contact Dr. Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit at (650) 497-4949; 42 | THE BULLETIN | SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2014

408 356-1212

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