Dartmouth College has named its medical school after a famous alum: Theodor ‘Ted’ Geisel, better known as Dr. The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine has been named after the couple who has become the school’s most significant philanthropist family in its history, according to a release Wednesday. A 1925 Dartmouth graduate, during his time he served as the editor-in-dr seuss jokes for kids to the school’s humour magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern, and was also a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. The long-time author and cartoonist penned among his most noted works under the name of Dr Seuss: The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Lorax.
Given my background as a nurse, this moving gesture on the part of Dartmouth joins Ted’s great love of his alma mater and my passion of caring for others through the practice of medicine,’ his wife Audrey Geisel said in a release for Dartmouth. President Jim Yong Kim said Mr Geisel, lived out the Dartmouth ethos of thinking differently and creatively to illuminate the world’s challenges, and the opportunities for understanding and surmounting them. Seuss was a practical joker who liked to tweak his editors. His editor Michael Frith recalls receiving a draft page for Dr. Someday, kiddies, you will learn about SEX. That does not appear in the book. Seuss was just making sure that Frith was paying attention,’ Kansas State University English professor Philip Nel told the paper in 2009.
A perhaps rebellious student in his time at Dartmouth as well, Mr Geisel’s tenure as editor-in-chief at the Jack-O-Lantern ended abruptly after caught throwing a drinking party with friends that went against both prohibition laws and school policy. That resulting ban from extracurricular activities, however, which included his position with the magazine, produced the famous pseudonym of ‘Seuss’ credited to his then-on masked contribution. This was the first recorded use of his pseudonym ‘Seuss’ according to Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which was Mr Geisel’s middle name as well as his mother’s maiden name.