I am delighted to be participating in this Festschrift for Lawrence Young. As fellow professors of medicine, we became acquainted in 1959. We have served together on the Council of the Association of American Physicians for many years, and I have the difficult task of following him into its presidency this year. We have developed a close and continuing friendship, and I have learned much from him.
I am particularly pleased that this man—who has received most of the epaulets that medicine can bestow on one of its members—has made this school the site of his entire professional career, which is a most unusual phenomena in present, highly mobile medical academe. This permits us to think about both the man and the institution, and I've enjoyed reviewing what has transpired during the 40 years since Larry first entered the doors of the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
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