An obituary

Article

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

Related Videos
Discussing health care sustainability, climate change, and WHO's One Health goal | Image credit: Provided by Shreya Doshi
Willough Jenkins, MD
Screening for and treating the metatarsus adductus foot deformity |  Image Credit: UNFO md ltd
Wendy Ripple, MD
Wendy Ripple, MD
Courtney Nelson, MD
DB-OTO improved hearing to normal in child with profound genetic deafness | Image Credit: © Marija - © Marija - stock.adobe.com.
Carissa Baker-Smith
Perry Roy, MD
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.