Sunday 2 February 2003
Monday, September 19, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday 29 January 1990
WWII Navy Dentist: Wind Hit 130 Knots
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Santa Monica--Eleanor Died
3 May 1992
Eleanor Sharlip Steingart was born in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 1909. She attended Santa Monica High School, graduated from UCLA (then called University of California Southern Branch) and received a masters degree from USC.
Eleanor met her future husband Gilbert in high school. They courted for 8 years. Gil graduated from USC Dental School in 1932. They planned a lavish, June 1934, hotel wedding. When Gil’s dad died the week before the scheduled wedding, the nuptials were cancelled. A month later they married at the home of Eleanor's sister Ruth.
Eleanor loved parties and gave bridal showers for every one of her friends. She and Gil celebrated every holiday with a party. Before War II, the couple held an open house every Wednesday night.
In the summer of 1942, Gil and Eleanor rented a "palatial" house at Lake Arrowhead. Gil and Eleanor, daughters Linda and Norma, friends and relatives filled the house to overflowing. The vacation was the last hurrah before the specter of WWII became a reality.
Eleanor and Gil kept their promises to each other and wrote daily letters during WWII. The Samohi » 500 Letters of Love Most of the plans they wrote to each other about came to fruition.
The two entertained extensively in their Santa Monica dream house. Gilbert became interested in psychosomatic medicine and hypnosis in dentistry and became an authority in the field, lecturing worldwide. The couple traveled to countless destinations around the world and on numerous cruises.
Eleanor died on May 3, 1992. Her life was celebrated with a party. The house was filled with orchids and sweet desserts were served. As she wished, no formal service, neither secular nor religious, was held.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Santa Monica--50th Anniversary
24 June 1984
100 friends and relatives came to a party honoring Gil and Eleanor Steingart on their 50th anniversary.
Gil and Eleanor celebrated by going on another cruise.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Santa Monica--Hypnosis in Dentistry
From a lecture by Dr. Gilbert Steingart:
...when I began to use hypnosis in my practice. My patients were very accepting of its use. However I hesitated to inform my fellow dentists … lest they dub me a nut or a quack. But I’m getting ahead of my story.
It all started when I began to practice dentistry. I… heard remarks from patients like “Doctor, I hate dentists, nothing personal of course” … What could I … do when a patient said “I’d rather go to the hospital than have my teeth worked on” or “… I’d rather have a baby than have you work on my teeth?” The … use of local anesthetics, nitrous oxide sedation, tranquilizers, intravenous sedation and even general anesthesia failed to affect the attitudes of my patients toward dentals treatment … Something was missing. It took me a while to realize…I was treating dental problems instead of patients with dental problems.
Here is a sampling of mementos from his long professional experience:
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Santa Monica--Dream House
Dr. Gilbert Steingart and his wife Eleanor moved into their dream house. A wish come true. A 21st century owner tore down the house and replaced it with a Mc Mansion.