Bruce Rothmann, M.D.

Bruce Rothman, M.D. 1994 Recipient of the Bert M. Polsky Humanitarian Award Surgeon, Children’s Hospital Medical Center Interviewed by David Lieberth in 2001 Michael Pritt, Director of Photography Topics covered: Growing up in Cuyahoga Falls Remembering the Great Depression Scouting…

Bruce Rothmann, M.D.

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Bruce Rothman, M.D.
1994 Recipient of the Bert M. Polsky Humanitarian Award
Surgeon, Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Interviewed by David Lieberth in 2001
Michael Pritt, Director of Photography

Topics covered:

Growing up in Cuyahoga Falls
Remembering the Great Depression
Scouting as a child
Serving on the Board of the Great Trail Council
Going to Pre-Med during WWII and serving in the Navy
The impact of the GI Bill
Doing his internship at Akron City Hospital
Serving aboard a hospital ship in the Korean War
Finishing his residency at Akron Children’s Hospital
The decision to go into pediatric surgery
Akron in 1948
Cuyahoga Falls in the early 1950s
Leisure time around Akron in the 1950s – Virginia Kendall, the Akron Symphony, Loew’s Theater, football games at the Rubber Bowl
Medicine in Akron in the 1950s – recent advancements
Akron City Hospital in the 1950s
The most common pediatric surgical conditions Dr. Rothmann treated
Practicing medicine at Rainbow Babies and Children and Akron Children’s Hospital
Employing black people at the hospitals
Serving on the board of the Akron Symphony Orchestra in the late 1950s
Breaking ground at Blossom Music Center, operating the medical unit there
The impact of Blossom on the communities in both Akron and Cleveland
Judy Collins performing at Blossom
Fundraising for the Akron Symphony and for other organizations
Junior Achievement
Ronald McDonald House
National Inventor’s Hall of Fame with Dave Lieberth
First Congregational Church
Why Rothmann became so involved in the Akron community
Parents’ involvement in the community

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