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Edelstone-Bendix Day

Edelstone-Bendix Day is a longstanding tradition in the Department of Surgery. Events include a faculty retreat, the William H. Pearce, MD Research Symposium, and the General Surgery Residency graduation.

About Richard M. Bendix, MD

A visiting professor lectureship is offered in memory of Richard M. Bendix, MD, a distinguished physician and surgeon who graduated from Northwestern University Medical School. He is remembered as a guiding force in leadership, education, research, and patient care in the halcyon years of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. Sigmund Edelstone stipulated that this educational endowment forever carry forward the name and distinctive ideals of Dr. Bendix, through the message of these lectures.
Richard M. Bendix, MD

About Sigmund Edelstone

Sigmund Edelstone

Sigmund Edelstone (pictured center) was a noted Chicago Philanthropist whose testamentary generosity made this grant, from the Michael Reese Heath Trust, possible. Mr. Edelstone, former chairman of Dupli-Color Products, manufacturer of home, automotive, and industrial products, served his community as a patron of the arts and leader in civic and cultural organizations, and he maintained an equally ardent interest in the affairs of health and all its aspects—research, medical education, patient care and the policies that govern them. This interest found expression through a lifetime of giving to Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.  It continues in perpetuity through his testamentary endowment, now a part of the Michael Reese Health Trust, a private foundation supporting programs in health and health education in metropolitan Chicago.

Edelstone-Bendix Lecturers

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