Orvan Hess Physician

Orvan Walter Hess (June 18, 1906 – September 6, 2002) was a physician noted for his early use of penicillin and the development of the fetal heart monitor. Hess was born in Baoba, Pennsylvania. At the age of two, after his mother’s death, the family moved to Margaretville, New York where he grew up. Hess was inspired by Doctor Gordon Bostwick Maurer—who started Margaretville’s first hospital in 1925— to study medicine. He married Dr. Maurer’s sister, Carol Maurer, in 1928. Hess went to Lafayette College and received his MD from the University at Buffalo. He completed an internship at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York and became an obstetrician and gynecologist. For most of his career, Hess practiced at Yale-New Haven Hospital, interrupted by World War II service as a surgeon in the 48th Armored Medical Battalion attached to the 2nd Armored Division in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. He was clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine. He also served as president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, and director of health services for the Connecticut Welfare Department. Hess died in New Haven at the age of 96.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 18th, 1906
Date of death
September 6th, 2002 at age of 96
Place of death
New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America


1. University at Buffalo Colleges/University

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, also commonly known as the University at Buffalo or UB, is a public research university and a "University Center" in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The university was founded by Millard Fillmore in 1846. UB has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. Offering 84 bachelor's, 184 master's and 78 doctoral degrees, it is the largest of the four comprehensive university centers within the SUNY system. The University at Buffalo is the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region).

Institution info

Type Public school
2013. 554 mil. $
2010. 429 mil. $
Institution colors
Flint Entrance, 14260 - Amherst, New York
2012. 19,506
2010. 9,925
2010. 19,397
2009. 19,368
2009. 9,821
2012. 9,446
2010. 9,720
Acceptance rate
2014. 56.6 %
2012. 56.9 %
2010. 44.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 5.87 K $
2011. 7.48 K $
2011. 6.35 K $
2010. 7.14 K $
2009. 6.01 K $
Official web page www.buffalo.edu
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People attended University at Buffalo connected by profession and/or age

b. 1903., Physician
b. 1905., Politician
b. 1903., Academic
b. 1909., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1904., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1906., Award Winner
b. 1901., Athlete
b. 1903., Psychologist

2. Lafayette College Colleges/University

Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter, son of General Andrew Porter of Norristown and citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 1824–25, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services...the great cause of freedom".

Type Private school
2013. 762 mil. $
2010. 581 mil. $
Institution colors
730 High Street, 18042 - Easton, Pennsylvania
2012. 2,488
2010. 2,414
2009. 2,406
2007. 2,403
Acceptance rate
2013. 34.0 %
2010. 40.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 45.2 K $
2010. 38.8 K $
Official web page www.lafayette.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Lafayette College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1902., Military Person
b. 1902., Baseball Catcher
b. 1908., Politician
b. 1905., American Football Running back
b. 1903., American Football Quarterback
b. 1906., Writer
b. 1902., Basketball Coach
b. 1904., American Football Halfback


Company Founded Positions
Yale University
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Yale School of Medicine
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