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S. Rodman Irvine

Samuel Rodman "Rod" Irvine (5 December 1906, Salt Lake City, Utah – 27 February 1999, Laguna Beach, California) was an American ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon, known for the Irvine-Gass syndrome.Irvine received his bachelor's degree in 1928 from Stanford University and his M.D. in 1932 from Harvard Medical School. In 1936 he completed his ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

After residency, he joined his father's practice in Los Angeles, Calif, but soon went to India, where he gained a great deal of practical experience working with Colonel Wright at the British Government Hospital in Madras from 1936 to 1937. He visited the major eye clinics in Europe on his way home and then settled back into practice in Los Angeles. He and his father (and later his brother, Sandy) joined the faculty at the University of Southern California. Through the beneficence of one of his patients, Estelle Doheny, they established the Doheny Eye Foundation at University of Southern California. As the University of California, Los Angeles, developed, he focused his attention there to build the eye service as its clinical chair. When the ophthalmology department developed to the point of a full-time teaching institution, he decided to remain in private practice, but did continue to serve as a clinical professor while handing over the reins of the department to Bradley Straatsma.From 1942 to 1946 Irvine was a major in the United States Army Air Forces. For the academic year 1950–1951 he was a visiting professor at the Wilmer Eye Institute, where he performed experiments on rabbits to study the effects of steroids on corneal scarring and also taught optics and refraction to the residents. In September 1952 he reported on a newly defined syndrome (cystoid macular edema aka Irvine-Gass syndrome) following cataract surgery, based upon a clinical study of 2000 patients. In the late 1950s he studied surgical diathermy for retinal detachments and its effects on the vitreous and other ocular tissues.At age 63 he retired from surgical practice and moved to Laguna Beach, where he became a consulting ophthalmologist and a member of U.C. Irvine's clinical faculty.

Upon his death he was survived by three sons. S. Rodman Irvine's younger brother Alexander "Sandy" Ray Irvine, Jr. died in 1996.

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Some of their strengths

S. Rodman Irvine has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Adventurous, Energetic, Imaginative, Creative, Generous, and Bold.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, S. Rodman Irvine is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know S. Rodman Irvine well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe S. Rodman Irvine as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, S. Rodman Irvine is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, S. Rodman Irvine tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of S. Rodman Irvine's challenges

While S. Rodman Irvine has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, S. Rodman Irvine can be Impulsive, Careless, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, and Relentless.

Impulsive and Careless

One of S. Rodman Irvine's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

S. Rodman Irvine must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Relentless and Inflexible

S. Rodman Irvine is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, S. Rodman Irvine also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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