FESTSCHRIFT LETTERS TO STACEY B. DAY from students, colleagues, friends, administrators. Tributes to Dr Day sent on his 60th birthday. Addressed to him at the World Health Organization Centre, Nashville, Tennessee, 1987. Index with correspondence. Letters include appreciations from President Ronald Reagan; President and Mrs Jimmie Carter; Hon. Ned McWherter, Gov. Tenn; Hon. Bill Boner, Mayor of Nashville; Hon. Minister of Education, Prof. Dr Jibril Aminu, MD, Nigeria; Deputy Director General WHO/HQ (Geneva), Dr Thomas Lambo; Prof. Yujiro Ikemi, MD, Kyushu, Japan; Rev. Frances Longworth-Dames MA. UK; Mrs Janine Metz, NY; and others. A Portrait of Stacey Day was presented by Prof. Louis Safer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. AS THEY SEE YOU. Library of Congress Cat.

KEY TO THE CITY OF NASHVILLE PRESENTED TO STACEY B. DAY by Mayor Bill Boner, 1987, in recognition of Professor Day bringing a World Health Organization Collaborating Center to Meharry Medical College, Nashville.

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD CITATION FOR STACEY B. DAY Proceedings and Debates of the 100th Congress, First Session, Washington, Tuesday, January 6, 1987, Vol 133. Hon William Hill Boner of Tennessee in the House of Representatives – “I would like to congratulate…Prof. Dr Stacey B. Day, who through his work and leadership as director (of the International Center for Health Sciences) played a major role in gaining this recognition”. (W.H.O. recognition).

PROFESSOR STACEY DAY PLANTING FOR PEACE Nashville Banner, 1988. Photo by Bill Goodman. “Professor Stacey Day of Meharry Medical College, shovels in dirt around a tree planted at Meharry in honor of United Nations Day. With him are Rev. David Maynard of the First Universalist Church; Fisk University President Henry Ponder; the Rev. Walter J. Harrelson of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School; the Rev. J. Van Loon of the State United Nations Association; D.M. Maillie of the Nashville UNA Chapter; and Dr Leslie Falk of Meharry”.

COLONEL STACEY DAY - COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, Governor Louie B. Nunn commissioned Hon. Stacey Biswas Day, Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky Colonel, at Frankfort, 26 March, 1968 in the 176th year of the Commonwealth, Elmer Begley, Secretary of State.


BOOKS – REVIEW. WALTER C. ALVAREZ, MD writes about STACEY B. DAY “One of the most remarkable physicians of today is Dr Stacey B. Day. Splendidly trained as a surgeon he has a great flair for doing splendid literary research. Dr Day, born in London, served in the British Army; he was a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; he interned in New York; he spent four years in surgery at the University of Minnesota, 1 year in London, and 4 years at McGill University in Montreal…….He has written poems; he has written a play in four acts, By The waters Of Babylon. His The Idle Thoughts of a Surgical Fellow, an account of Experimental Studies carried out from 1955-1966, is a remarkable book”. Introduction by Walter C. Alvarez, MD, in Gastroenterology, Vol.57, No. 6, 1969, prefatory to discussing Edward Stevens, Gastric Physiologist, Physician, and American Statesman by Stacey B. Day MD.

WORLD OF HIBERNIA AND STACEY B. DAY (Vol 2. No 1. 1996) – “Few RCSI graduates have had careers as remarkable as Stacey Day. The highlights of Day’s early career include a Fellowship in Experimental Surgery at Owen Wangensteen’s Laboratory in Minneapolis; research on thyroid radiation; studies on burn stress and on Curlings Ulcer, and teaching and research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Since 1980 Stacey Day engaged in Biopsychosocial Medicine with the World Health Organization (W.H.O). He was a Fulbright Professor at Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1989-1990. He was founding professor, W.H.O. Collaborating Center, Nashville, and after, Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Oita Medical University, Japan”.

21 Hour Day - ALASKA AND STACEY DAY – NAVAL ARCTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY (NARL) –Point Barrow, Alaska. Twenty Fifth Anniversary 1947-1972. Chronobiologic and Physiologic Field Studies at Meade River, Barrow, and Wainwright. The program was developed, and led by Dr Stacey B. Day, Bell Museum of Pathobiology, University of Minnesota Medical School. Primary data on Circadian Rhythm, Eskimos (Death Customs), Tundra Flora was obtained. Because of the nature of the “21 Hour day” and the availability of sunlight (“the sun never sets”) during the study, the U.S. Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL) was used as a base camp. Field work studies were undertaken in isolation on the open tundra at Meade River, a camp facility 55 miles S.W. of Point Barrow. Transport to Meade River was by Navy Plane. A group of medical students and one High School student (Kahlil A. Day) who had volunteered for the program lived on a “21 Hour Day”. Clocks had been prepared by U.S. Navy technicians to read 24 hours passage of time when only 21 hours had elapsed. By “losing” three hours of time per day, the experimental subjects would in four days lose 12 hours and so “reverse” their body time, although the external high sunlight threshold would not make this known to the individual subject. Physiologic parameters related to chronobiologic norms were studied. Circadian rhythm variables were recorded and later analysed. For six weeks before the study the students had undertaken daily multiple measurements of the same variables. In Alaska the “21 Hour Day” was initiated. Search was made for both exogenous and endogenous factors that determine circadian well -being. Na+, K+, Cl-, and 17 hydroxy-corticostearoids in the urine were studied. Search was made for variables in patterns of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and muscle strength. The hypothesis was that desynchronization between an artificially imposed schedule and natural or endogenous rhythms will produce alterations in psychomotor performances and perhaps in psychologic conditioning.

Other studies examined intermarriage among the Innuit Eskimo north of the Brooks Mountain Range. Barrow then had a community of 2600 people situated on the farthest north point of land in the United States. The Eskimo Settlement, in the Eskimo language is known as Utkeagvik. The mean average temperature during the time the Bell Museum Expedition was in this region of Alaska was less than that of the warmest month (July), +39 F. The sun was above the horizon from May 10 to August 2. The mean average temperature at the site of location of the studies was +10 degrees F and the elevation was 22 feet above sea level.

STACEY DAY AND WALDO BODFISH – At Wainwright Inlet Waldo Bodfish, son, by an Eskimo wife, of the celebrated whaling hunter Captain Hartford Bodfish, assisted in studies on Death and Dying In The Innuit Culture. He also prepared traditional tools – whaling harpoons, seal skinners and such. Accounts in Bulletin of the Bell Museum of Pathobiology, University of Minnesota, No 3, Winter 1973; Modern Medicine, December 1972 (Color Illustrations). Also TULUAK AND AMAULIKDialogues on Death and Mourning with the Innuit Eskimos of Point Barrow and Wainwright, Alaska by Stacey B. Day, Bell Museum of Pathobiology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1973…..”Stefanson….everybody called him Neakoktilak because he measured all the Eskimo heads….a big tall guy with a big nose…..saw him first in 1924….he wintered in Wainwright Inlet….the schooner C.S. Holmes…..Buckland was Captain. He wintered in Wainwright. Brought a Fokker plane, dismantled – put it together here. Tested it here in April to take off for Spitzbergen. On the third test it broke up. Pilot was a German guy, Amdol……” (Waldo Bodfish to Dr Stacey Day).

MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS AND STACEY DAY, University of Minnesota, 1971-1973. Published Bulletin of the Bell Museum of Pathobiology described by Dr Malcolm Moos, President of the University of Minnesota, 1972 in inaugural issue – “The Bulletin published through the offices of a most distinguished triumvirate, Drs Stacey Day, Robert Good, and Owen Wangensteen, will serve as one of the links joining the medical school with faculty in a variety of other disciplines. As an arm of the Bell Museum of Pathobiology, the Bulletin is a logical extension of the concept of “Museum Without Walls”. No longer can museums remain simply storehouses for specimens and relics of the past; they must become vehicles of meaningful teaching and research. This the Bell Museum proposes to do, and I wish them every success in their important efforts”.

DAY IVANA PODVALOVA, DOCTOR of NATURAL SCIENCE, CHARLES UNIVERSITY, PRAGUE. Interakce Alfa-Adrenergnich Receptoru s FenoxyBenzaminem….Pisemna rigorosa prace, predlozena na Prirodovedecke fakulte University Karlovy v Praze, Praha, 1969. Na isolovanych semennych vaccich krysy zjistene, ze chlorpromazin a nektere dalsi ktatodobe alfa-adrenergni blokatory (dibozan, mesorgydin), maji schopnost ochranit alfa-adrenergni receptory pred ucinkem fenoxybenzaminu…….

DAY IVANA PODVALOVA, Pharmacological Experiences Across A Divided World, Czechoslovakia, Italy, and United States. In The Triumph of Psychopharmacology and The Story of CINP Edited by T.A. Ban, D. Healy, E. Shorter. (Animula Publishing House). “I collaborated (at the Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Prague) with many colleagues, including Jan Metys, Jirina Metysova, Vaclav Trcka, Victor Zican, Miroslav Semonsky, Zdenka Horakova, and Radan Capek”…….”In 1976, Professor Frank Berger, a Czech countryman, intended to nominate my husband to membership in the CINP. At the time Stacey was studying behavior related to parasympathetic activity, biopsychosocial medicine, and the interaction between cancer, stress, and dying. Stacey declined by suggesting that Berger nominate me instead, because I’m the one in the family who is primarily involved in neuropsychopharmacology. This is how I was elected a Fellow of CINP on the recommendations of Professors Berger and Garattini in 1976”.

AGROMEDICINE AND THE ADVANCEMENT TO BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH, reported in New Medical Science, 1985. Medical approaches to old problems of disease and malnutrition in the Third World require both high-tech biotechnology and low-tech commonsense of Agromedicine – developing a science that unites the tenets of biopsychosocial healthcare and the basic rules of good farming practice. Professor Stacey B. Day, Chairman of the Department of Biopsychosocial Medicine and Community Health at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, School of Medicine, 1982-1985, introduced this direction in the tropical rain forest of West Africa, and in the Sahel arid lands region of Northern Nigeria. Crops and calories are the key words in nutrition and primary health care in the Developing World. Limited and protein-deficient diets, large rural populations, and the social spread of illness – directly or indirectly determined by biosocial conditions – forced Health Care workers in 1980 to turn to “Agromedicine” strategies as a rational way to augment health in the Third World. Part of the power of Agromedicine is its emphasis on preventive medicine. This requires a grassroots hands-on approach, reported Professor Day. In 1982 he established a program of Community Health Clinical Clerkships and Family Medicine in rural villages in Cross River State, Eastern Nigeria. This was a vital part of the training of medical students in the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar. Professor Day’s students were immediately immersed in the social and cultural traditions of each community, as well as the belief systems that affected that particular community (tribe or clan) and its reactions to health care. The problems of sanitation, housing, clean water, nutrition, and education were an integral part of the clinical clerkships. In Third World countries where energy resources are scarce and agriculture is labor intensive, genetically engineered plants could compensate for past agricultural abuses that have encouraged soil erosion. Developing drought resistant rice strains and drought-tolerant varieties of wheat and corn must be explored, said Professor Day. “Judicious use of biotechnology and emphasis on food production is as important to health in Africa as is curative medicine”, Professor Day concluded.

PERIODISMO CIENTIFICO TIENE IMPORTANE ROL – el doctor norteamericano Stacey B. Day. En el seminario sobre “Communicacion Cientifica el el Area Biomedica” participan los profesores chilenos doctores Alejando Goic, Jorge Mardones Restat y Amador Neghme. Photo el Doctor Stacey B. Day junto al decano de la Facultad de Medicina Norte, Dr Elias Cumsille Nunez y al doctor Fernando Lolas, coordinator del seminario que se dicta en el Servicio de Extension, Santiago, Chile, 1980.

LEPROSY- STACEY B. DAY – PAHO-WHO. Ministry of Health, Santiago, Chile. At the request of the Pan American Health Organization Division of the World Health Organization (Geneva), Dr Stacey B. Day of the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, was asked to review 52 cases of Leprosy in residents of Isla de Pascua (Easter Island), Pacific Ocean, 1974. At that time the population of Easter Island was biologically unique, separated by 2000 miles of ocean from the nearest landmass (Chile) where Leprosy does not exist. How then did leprosy arrive on Easter Island? Because of its isolation Dr Stacey Day suggested that a remarkably unique Experiment of Nature presented. Dr Day proposed an immunologic survey, accepted by the Chilean Government, to investigate why/how leprosy was so endemic on this isolated island? Fund restriction at the Sloan Kettering Institute prevented the research from going on.

CELEBRATING SALISBURY NURSES (Book edited by Vera Marie (Day) Stride), with Foreword by Countess of Radnor. Published by Salisbury Nurses League, UK, 1999. An account of the rise and the history of the nursing profession in Salisbury General Infirmary, Wiltshire, England, with photographs of personalities, events, and scenes from 1767-1999.

PAMETNI DESKA MARII PODVALOVE. “ (v Tomto Dome Zila Pevkyne Marie Podvalova, 5/9/1909 – 16/5/1992. Solistka Opery, Narodni Divadlo Praze). Tisicke Rozhledy, Cislo 68/vi/2002. Milimy hosty byli I zastupce sefa opery-solista Zdenek Harvanek a dramaturg Jan Panenka, kteri spolecne se starostou obce M. Brodskym a mnoho obcany uctili pamatku umelkynepolozenim kytic na rodinem hrobe na Kozelskem hrbitove. Pri kratke vzpomince ne svou tetu pani Ivana Day, roz Podvalova vyzdvihla jeji vzdy dobrou naladu…..”

PODVAL, FRANTISEK born Mesice, okres Melnik, Czech Republic, 5/22/1906. Died in Prague 12/20/1980. Once architect to Prague Castle, and former Mayor of Chrast, 1939. Older brother of Marie Podvalova. During the communist interregnum he was sentenced to seven years hard labor in the Uranium Mines at Jachymov for “dissident” beliefs. Married to Bozena Krulichova Podvalova, they had two children, a son Frantisek, and daughter Ivana Podvalova Day.

STACEY DAY AND JAPAN AND BOOKS see National Diet Library Japan Catalog.

Biopsychosocial Health. By Stacey B. Day. Special Lecture. Address by invitation to Japanese Psychosomatic Society. Japanese Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine.: 31:3:189-198:1991.

Taro Takemi And Seizon Science Revisited. By Stacey B. Day. Journal of Seizon and Life Science, Japan.: 4 : 2 : 177-191 : 1993.

The Aesthetics Of Pain – Integrated Biopsychosocial Approach. The Understanding of Pain and Quality of Life. Lecture Address by invitation. Comprehensive Medicine, Japan. In English. Vol 5. No1.2003.

Fukuoka International Meeting on Education. By Invitation. Kiyoshi InokuchiKansei Rescues The Earth; Saburou ShoochiTetukuri Is The Best Education; Stacey B. DayBetween Word and World: What is it to be an Educated Person? March 16th, 2004.

The principles discussed centered around the question How Can One Become Aware Of Existential Aspects Of His/Her Own Being? The usual Japanese approach is that oriental people get in touch with the natural order (Cosmic Will) by means of somatopsychic self control. In Japan Zen, Taoism, Meditation are well established ways of sinking down to the basic self. Hindu existential teaching locates through Karma-Yoga. Karma is life and Karma is work. Behind everything – life, work, power, success, failure, illness, death is Karma. My own way to harmonizing quality of life is through the Parasympathetic Way – that aspect of man that engages wonder, religion, meditation, contemplation. In Japanese these aspects are represented as Shin-Zen-Bi. The Parasympathetic System is a Humanizing System and is counterpoint to the polar opposite – the Sympathetic System. These distinct forces evolved with the triune brain. The brain evolved from a primitive system to the modern “New Brain” – the Neocortex – wherein lies the distinctly human part of Man, his language, communication abstract thought, and intelligence. It is not without interest that the German philosopher Nietzsche divided human behavior into two polar forces, which he called Apollonian and Dionysian. For Nietzsche, the meditative introspective world of ideas was Apollonian. For him the cruel life force was Dionysian and lurks under every civilization. For Nietzsche , “existence” was an open wound. Dionysian life brought pain and tragedy. For him art, religion, and knowledge were apollonian, and had the power to transfigure the Dionysian substratum providing there was will-for-knowledge.

Although both Nietzsche and Schopenhauer were influenced by the Indian Vedas, for Nietzsche loving “fate” meant adding something to it that would alter it? This is NOT the WAY. When we embrace “fate” (Karma) we turn it into something that EVOLVES from it. This is the Gate, the Way to Satori or Enlightenment. By embracing fate we may turn it, via biopsychosocial dynamics (knowledge and action) to positive rather than to negative virtue. One could put this philosophy into biologic terms. The Word encompasses the Parasympathetic Way, Kansai, Apollonian choice, and the Neo-Cortex. The World encompasses the Sympathetc Way, Chisei, the Dionysian philosophy, and is characteristic of the Limbic System. We might look at “introspection” through a Japanese Zen image – the Moon in a DewdropNensokan – literally NEN = “memory” (recollection); SO = “thought-ideas”; and KAN = “observation or insight”. We approach all dichotomies through introspection When we succeed in reaching the basic self Being and Not-Being, Life and Death, Good and Evil, Ego and Universe, Me and Thee no longer exist. At this point is unity of existence.

COMPREHENSIVE MEDICINE (Biopsychosocial Medicine – Oriental And Occidental Overview) – Book by Professor Dr Katsutaro Nagata MD., PhD. Head, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine, Hammamatsu Medical School, Shizuoka, Japan. 1998. Introduction by Stacey B. Day, MD.

NIGERIA AND STACEY DAY: UNIVERSITY DONS ASCEND OBAN HILLS. Two medical professors of the University of Calabar, Prof. Charles E. Effiong, and Professor Stacey B. Day accompanied by his wife Ivana, on Saturday 21st January 1984 went on a mountaineering expedition. When they got to the peak (they found) a beacon which indicated that a Federal Government expedition had earlier conquered the hills in 1908. Oban District extended up to what is now Ikom Local Government area. The distinguished Cambridge anthropologist P. Amaury Talbot was first district officer in 1907. Oban, 64 kilometers from Calabar, lies exactly halfway between Calabar and Ekang on the Cameroon Border. Nigerian Chronicle, Calabar, Tuesday, February 14, 1984.

SAMA FOUNDATION LECTURES AT HOPE WADDELL TRAINING INSTITUTION, CALABAR, NIGERIA, given by Professor Stacey B. Day. By Invitation. Monday, October 25th, 1982 and Monday, November 1st, 1982. In the Assembly Hall of the College. Two public lectures were presented by Professor Day on the subject of THE WAY OF A PHYSICIAN - THE BIOLOGOS, THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL WAY, AND SURVIVAL AND THE PARASYMPATHETIC TOWARDS AN ETHIC AND A WAY OF LIFE.


Day, Stacey B.: In Basic Problems in Burns. Proceedings of the Symposium for Treament of Burns held in Prague, September 13-15, 1973. Avicenum, Praha.

Frantisek Bilek And The Psychospiritual Aesthetic in MAN AND MU – THE CRADLE OF BECOMING AND UNBECOMING (Desiderata for Human Science), by Stacey B. Day. 1997.

THE KLACELKA IN A SLAVIC WOODLAND by Stacey B. Day. (Pro nase ceske pratele). Frantisek Matous Klacel born 7/4/1808 v Ceske Trebove, died 17/3/1882 Belle Plaine, Iowa, USA. Bozena Nemcova and Klacel; Klacel and the National Theatre; Klacel, Hegel, and the Philosophy of State; Klacel in America; Klacel Correspondence from America: Portraits; Klacel and Mendel; New Portrait of Mendel discovered in Prague; Ferina the Fox; Vesmernost.

AMERICAN LINES - by Stacey B. Day. Three Star Printing and Publishing, Montreal, 1966. Illustrations are by Xara Papatheodorou. Verse and lines develop Stacey Day’s interest in cultural attitudes towards death and dying, and in the experimental writing form of Prose Poetry, a literary form favored in France in the 1880’s, likened to a “Song without Words”. The “music” says Day, “is in the mind of the reader”.

HAGAKURE – SPIRIT OF BUSHIDO by Hideo Koga and Stacey B. Day. Published in Japan. Two volumes, one in English, one in Japanese. (314 pages). 4,854 Yen. ISBN 4-87378-359-3. University of Kyushu.

HAGAKURE – The Wisdom of HagakureWay of the samurai of Saga Domain. By Stacey B. Day and Kiyoshi Inokuchi. In English. With Color Illustrations. (176 pages). 3,398 Yen. ISBN 4-87378-389-5. University of Kyushu Press.

VERA STACEY WAINWRIGHT – Letters to Stacey B. Day. Show that their relationship was personal and close. MEMOIRS - Stacey B. Day.