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May 1993

In Memoriam: Jack Anderson

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Highland Park, NJ

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(5):578. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880170104025

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To the Editor.—Jack Anderson was my mentor, my friend, my surgical conscience, and the person who encouraged me to seek excellence and never be satisfied with the ordinary. Because of Jack, I became a student of rhinoplasty, a rhinoplasty surgeon, taught the craft I learned from him, and eventually authored a book. As he did for many of us, he encouraged my work but always challenged me to be better. His teaching, advice, and stimulation were available not only to those of us who knew him well but to anyone who sought his counsel. Jack was accessible to everyone, particularly the young. Who can forget Jack arriving at meetings (he was always noticeable since he was taller than most of us) surrounded by residents, fellows, former fellows, all wanting to talk to him, to be touched by him. Jack loved talking to and stimulating these young people. It was

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