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April 1956

Unusual and Complicated Lesions of the Biliary Tract and Their Treatment

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.
Section of Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation. The Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn., is a part of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota.; Eighth Walter Estell Lee Memorial Lecture, read at the Institute of the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Sept. 19, 1955.

AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(4):678-687. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270220126017

INTRODUCTION  My colleagues and I feel greatly honored that one of us has been asked to present the Eighth Walter Estell Lee Lecture. Dr. Lee was known intimately and admired by members of our surgical staff who preceded me. I, too, was fortunate in having a chance to become acquainted with him during the latter part of his surgical career. He was indeed a worthy Philadelphian, for he was born here, educated here, and spent all of his life in this community.In his memoir of Dr. Lee, Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoades stated: "As is often the case with men of multiple activities, it is difficult to single out a particular achievement representing the culmination of a long career. It is sufficient to say that Walter Lee rose purely on his own merits, to be Chief of Staff of the oldest hospital in the United States, Chief of Surgery in