Sorry to have let things slide for the past several months. I have been otherwise occupied. Thank you all so much for the nice comments. My mother (born in 1919) who lived in town (Columbia, MO) near me died in August after several difficult months. From the experience,which kept me very busy, I learned a number of things that I thought I had already known about caring for patients with chronic diseases. That’s going to be the subject of my first entry, which I promise to post in the next day or so. Then we’ll get back to endocrine things, first with a tribute to James Tanner who died a few months ago (if the name doesn’t ring a bell with you, he is the Tanner who developed Tanner staging for sexual development, a very important tool for pediatric endocrinologists).
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