Monday, June 23, 2008
George Rosen: Happy Birthday (1910--1977)
Happy Birthday, dearest father; the card I painted for you when I was a child, says it all.
And you as a child you looked forward with joy and curiosity about all that there is in this world. And the man you became: the learned physician and eminent historian of medicine and public health who eagerly shared your knowledge practical, factual, and theoretical with students and colleagues. You took knowledge out of the ivory tower and made it efficacious in health policy, with the intent always of improving the well-being of humankind. How fortunate I was to have you as my father.