I am saddened to learn of the passing of William F. Garvin, M.D.
Although we have long been separated by time and distance, I have fond memories of my interactions with Bill as students in medical school. Bill was a native Bostonian who represented the strength and integrity of traditions. Although I came from a different background, Bill and Jeanne always warmly greeted me. They radiated genuine friendship and good will. Bill's sense of humor helped to diffuse the tension of stressful situations. Bill had the knack to make sure that we parted on good terms. I treasure my memories of Bill. I express my sympathy to Jeanne and their family and friends.