I would like to acknowledge my indebtedness to a man—a man with a mission to which he devoted himself in thought and in action throughout his working hours—an indebtedness which can now be repaid only by increased efforts in support of the principles for which he stood.
I did not know Ed Turner until he came to the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals. The breadth of his understanding of people and their needs, his knowledge of and devotion to medical education in its broadest sense, and the untiring and thoughtful application of an active, orderly, and imaginative mind to medicine's many problems, present and future, have been and will continue to be an inspiration to me for which I shall be forever grateful.
Dr. Vannevar Bush must have had such a man in mind when he described a cultured gentleman: "He is a man who aspires to wisdom, because
McKittrick LS. TRIBUTE TO DR. EDWARD L. TURNER. JAMA. 1960;173(12):1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020300002002