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May 1970

My Child and I.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(5):464. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050466021

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Writing about a collection of poems is for me a unique experience. Justification is found in a novel situation. The composer of the poems is a pediatrician, a pediatric scientist who in 1945 was president of the Society for Pediatric Research. I knew him as long ago as 1926 when he came to Baltimore as an intern at the Harriet Lane Home. Within a few years he had graduated from the white clothes of a house physician to the long white frock worn by members of the staff of the Department of Pediatrics of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. I recall him in the laboratory where measurements of respiratory quotient and the glycogen content of tissue were being used to unveil some of the mysteries of carbohydrate metabolism. I remember him as a dedicated clinician who directed the Epilepsy Clinic at Hopkins. From observations in the laboratory and the clinic

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