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Encyclopedia > Michael J. Halberstam

Michael J. "Mike" Halberstam (9 August 1932December 5, 1980) was an American cardiologist and author. August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Cardiology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ...

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Life and career

He graduated from Harvard in 1953 and from Boston University School of Medicine in 1957. In addition to medical papers in his field, Halberstam wrote on Medicare,[1] litigation against physicians, [2], and television reviews of medical shows like Marcus Welby, M.D.. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ... Marcus Welby, M.D. was a popular medical drama that aired on ABC from late September 1969 to May 1976. ...


Death

On December 5, 1980, Halberstam was shot at his Washington, D.C. home by Bernard C. Welch, Jr., an escaped convict living in the area.[3] Halberstam and his wife surprised Welch when they returned to their home while Welch was committing a burglary.[4] In spite of being shot in the chest, Halberstam told his wife to get into their car, and drove towards Sibley Hospital. On the way to the hospital, Halberstam saw Welch crouched in some bushes. Halberstam shouted, "That's the guy!" and swerved to hit him. Welch was wounded, but not fatally injured. Halberstam crashed his car into a tree just outside the hospital, and was brought into the ER. His colleagues were unable to save him, and Halberstam died on the operating table approximately ninety minutes after he was shot. District of Columbia police arrested the wounded Welch.[5] At Welch's trial, the prosecuting attorney pointed at him, and used Halberstam's words, "That's the guy!"[6] Welch received life sentences for one count each of felony murder and second-degree armed burglary, to be served concurrently, four counts of burglary and four counts of grand larceny totalling 143 years.[7] [8] The felony murder rule is a legal doctrine according to which anyone who commits, or is found to be involved in, a serious crime (a felony), during which any person dies, is guilty of murder. ... Larceny is a crime involving stealing. ...


In 1981 Halberstam was posthumously awarded the BUMC Distinguished Alumnus Award.


His brother was Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Halberstam. The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... David Halberstam (April 10, 1934 – April 23, 2007) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism. ...


Selected bibliography

  • The Wanting of Levine (1978)
  • A Coronary Event (1976)
  • The Pills in Your Life (1973)
  • Making the rounds with Sir William (1974)

References

  1. ^ Halberstam, Michael J. (August 13, 1967). A Doctor's Diagnosis Of Medicare; Diagnosis of Medicare (Cont.) Medicare is converting hospitals into geriatric institutions. New York Times
  2. ^ Halberstam, Michael J. (February 14, 1971). The Doctor's New Dilemma -- 'Will I Be Sued?' New York Times
  3. ^ Ledbetter, Les (December 6, 1980). Michael J. Halberstam, Physician and Writer, Is Slain; Wrote Several Books and Articles. New York Times
  4. ^ Reinhold, Robert (December 7, 1980). Michael J. Halberstam, Washington Physician and Author, Fatally Shot; Confrontation Near Front Door A Man of Many Talents. New York Times
  5. ^ Lyons, Richard D. (December 8, 1980). Slaying Suspect A Puzzle to Neighbors; House Was Toured Periods Away From Home Control of Handguns Sought. New York Times
  6. ^ Lyons, Richard D. (April 11, 1981). Escaped Felon Is Convicted of Murdering Dr. Halberstam, a Noted Washington Cardiologist. New York Times
  7. ^ Staff report (April 18, 2005). Milestones. Time
  8. ^ Associated Press (May 23, 1981). Killer of Halberstam Given 9 Consecutive Life Terms.

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External links

  • Past Recipients of Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

 
 

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