ALLEN W. ROOT On November 11 and 12, 1988, a "Festschrift" was held to honor "our Chief;' Lewis A. Barness. Who is our Chief, and why was such an occasion held? I will not attempt to describe him in terms of his scientific and scholarly accomplish ments, which have spanned more than four decades. Rather, I will describe the characteristics of an individual whose concern for humanity has made him the quintessential role model for countless students, residents, and graduate pediatri cians around the world. The Chief's concern is manifested by his love for chil dren and his tireless efforts on their behalf, as well as his genuine affection for his colleagues, all of whom are also his friends. During the 2-day celebration, many of these friends had an opportunity to make comments which I believe capture portions of the essence of this remark able human being: Many of us are better persons because of our association with the "Chief . . . :' Many of us have chosen pediatrics as a career as an unspoken act of tribute to him . . . . We love you and we thank you for making the world a better place to spend some time. (F. Oski) Lew fulfilled all our dreams . . . We all wish we could have done half so well. (R. Klein) [Your] ever-present evidence of concern for your fellow man . . . it is the quality of car ing. (T.
1 Complications of Diabetes in Children: When Does the Clock Start Running?.- 2 Life-Threatening Cerebral Edema in Diabetes: A Preventable Complication?.- 3 Premature Pubarche: An Analysis of 102 Patients.- 4 In Utero Protection of the Brain of the Hypothyroid Infant.- 5 The Role of Oxidation in Diseases of the Human Erythrocyte.- 6 Combined Immunodeficiency Caused by a Transactive Regulatory Mutation: A New Mutational Class.- 7 Arterial Wall in Genetic Disorders: Selected Topics.- 8 Immunoregulatory CD4+ T Cell Subpopulations: Enumeration, Activation, and Functional Analyses in Normals and Autoimmune Disease.- 9 A Perspective on Pediatric AIDS.- 10 Insulin-Containing Pancreatic Islet Cells in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.- 11 Cot Death for Real! Families with Repeat SIDS.- 12 Metabolic Cardiomyopathy of Childhood.- 13 Hypoplastic Myenteric (Auerbach) Plexus of Small Intestine and Colon of Premature Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Who Had Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux.- 14 Studies on Early Embryonic Nutrition.- 15 From Megaloblastosis to Molecular Definition in Methylmalonic Acidemia.- 16 Cerebral Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Perinatal Distress.- 17 Retinopathy of Prematurity: Overview and Findings in the Anterior Segment of Affected Eyes.- 18 Current Concepts in the Surgical Treatment of the Infant with Facial Deformities: The Center Concept.- 19 Who Are Today's Pediatricians and What Do They Do?.- 20 Pediatrics in Perspective.- 21 Diagnostic Process in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients.- 22 The Pediatric Diagnostic Referral Service: Filling in the Subspecialty Cracks.- 23 Research in General Academic Pediatrics.- 24 Parents' and Children's Rights in Conflict: The Religious Exemption to Treatment.- 25 Pediatric Care in the Era of the DRG: Who Are the Winners? Who Are the Losers?.- 26 Thoughts on the Modern Practice of Pediatrics.
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