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October 1977

Alexander Ashley Weech, MD

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Rochester, NY

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(10):1075. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120230021001

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Nov 10, 1985—Aug 17, 1977

A connoisseur of English and good wine, a teacher and scientist of repute, a physician of stature, and an editor par excellence has gone from our midst. He was a man of many talents, one of the giants of American pediatrics. Ashley will be remembered by generations of medical students and house officers whose habitat ranged from Baltimore to New York to Peking to Cincinnati to Gainesville; by clinicians for his early use of sulfonamide drugs in this country (see Am J Dis Child 124:818-819, 1972; 128:207-211, 1974); by scientists interested in plasma proteins and liver disease; and by the readers of this Journal, which he so expertly edited from 1963 to the end of 1972.

He had a fine editorial hand. A proponent of clear and precise phraseology and a believer in Bacon's dictum that "writing maketh an exact man," Ashley saw to it

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