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Dr. [George H.] Udvarhelyi felt that the well-rounded medical student needed to include art, music and literature in his educational repertoire.

His efforts resulted in the establishment at the Hopkins medical school of the Office of Cultural Affairs in 1977 — the first at a U.S. medical school — which brought prominent actors, musicians, artists and authors to the East Baltimore medical campus.

For years, Dr. Udvarhelyi had argued that after bringing the finest academically qualified students to the medical school, “we kill them,” he said in [a] 1995 article.

“Four years as a medical student, six years as a resident — 10 years they have no time to look at a book again, no time to listen to music,” he said in the 1995 article. “If you don’t give them a little free time to think, to enjoy these things, that is bad.”

As a result, he was able to bring such noted artists as Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Aaron Copland, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Richard Leakey, Leo Steinberg and Phyllis Diller to Turner Auditorium…

Phyllis Diller?

Anyway, read the obituary. He had one of those long, bizarre, multilingual, lives …

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