Our condolences to the wonderful Barness' and Gilbert-Barness' families. We found recently of Lew's passing but having had him and Enid as mentors, colleagues and friends was indeed a truly and deeply appreciated privilege. I joined the Tampa/St. Petersburg USF residency program as an intern in pediatrics in 1975 and quickly learned from Lew and the terrific team he had brought with him from Philadelphia. Our children were his patients. I was a part of his team as a junior faculty in endocrinology with Allen Root until my return to Bogota, Colombia where Lew, Enid and John Malone visited with us in 1986 as lecturers. Later on and in Louisiana Lew and Enid were our guests and Visiting Professors at LSUHSC and Children's Hospital of New Orleans. His unforgettable lecture "Pediatric Smells" speaks by itself.
What and incredible giant of pediatrics and of humanity!
Alfonso and Maria Eugenia Vargas