Early in 1965 I was taken to Manhattan Eye & Ear Hospital, having been severely bitten on my face by a dog. I was 17. Dr. Rees performed emergency plastic surgery on my nose, improvising a new protocol in the process. I will never forget the kindness and reassurance given to a young college girl by this world-class surgeon. I was able to return to school and live a happy life thanks to him. He used his formidable gifts to heal so many in need. My deepest sympathy to his family on the loss of this special man.