Syvertsen Scholars & Fellows Reunion
October 14-15, 2016
Every student who passed through Dartmouth Medical School between the years 1923 and 1960 remembers Rolf Syvertsen as a professor of anatomy, an administrator, and, especially, a mentor. But his influence often went beyond anything that can be easily categorized. "His boys" remember his gruff kindness, his far-reaching support, and his quick wit. They remember his classes, his career guidance, and his ever-present attention. Though no single word can express all that Sy did, he was undoubtedly the spirit of the School. It is not only because he served as dean from 1945 till his death in 1960 that this period is often referred to as the "Syvertsen years."