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March 2003

Sydney S. Gellis, MD (1914-2002)

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(3):218. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.3.218

The world of pediatrics lost a giant when Sydney Gellis, MD, died on December 6 in Newton, Mass, at age 88 years. A better clinical teacher did not exist. Gellis taught at all 3 medical schools in Boston, Mass, but was most closely associated with the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts University's New England Medical Center, where he worked from 1965 until his official retirement in 2001. Gellis's influence was felt far beyond Boston. His presence as a faculty member in continuing education programs ensured sellout audiences. His succinct comments on journal articles were devoured by readers of the Yearbook of Pediatrics and Pediatric Notes, both of which he edited.

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