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Samuel L. Caruso D.O., 1947 attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy during the wartime accelerated program, and was Chair of the Pediatrics Department at PCOM from 1972-1980, and was appointed Medical Director of the City Ave. hospital in 1980. In this interview, Caruso discusses the origins of the Pediatric Department and pediatric residency program at PCOM, his experiences and recollections of the college during his student years, his post-war private pediatric practice in North Philadelphia and work at the Women's Homeopathic and City Ave. Hospitals, and professional relations between osteopathic and allopathic pediatricians. A short interview with Caruso's wife (name not given, referred to in the interview as Mrs. Caruso) follows the main subject.