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Appraisal and appreciation of real achievement in a man's life comes too often as an epitaph. It is pleasant, therefore, to make one of the noteworthy exceptions in this Dean Lewis birthday issue of the Archives of Surgery, which, by their contributions to it, affords a few of his associates and pupils an opportunity of indicating for his many friends their admiration of his achievements and their affection for him as a man and of wishing him many more years of active and happy life.
To attempt to paint the picture of Dean Lewis (for those who know him) is a footless effort. Individualism and friendly aggressiveness often stand out as impressions on meeting him for the first time. As a student in his class in surgical anatomy I was struck by his complete dominance of the scene, his accurate and historical knowledge of his subject and his alertness to
DAVID VC. DEAN LEWIS: A BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH. Arch Surg. 1940;41(2):NP–212. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210020003001
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