An obituary

April 1, 2014

An autopsy is educational as one physician might inform another as to the cause of death. The practicing physician, then educated, would be able to explain to family members the exact cause of the demise. Once understood, treatment of future cases might even be modified. In an obituary, we learn about the deceased, but can only mourn.

 

An autopsy is educational as one physician might inform another as to the cause of death. The practicing physician, then educated, would be able to explain to family members the exact cause of the demise. Once understood, treatment of future cases might even be modified. In an obituary, we learn about the deceased, but can only mourn. 

I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as I read with sadness the obituary of General Pediatric Practice written with clarity, thought, passion, and factual details by Dr. Horst Weinberg in Contemporary Pediatrics, February 2014. My condolence to our profession and my sympathy to the families that our newest pediatricians will disappoint.

Eric J Ruby, MD, FAAP

Taunton, Massachusetts