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James "Red" Duke

Robert Smith rfsmithmd at comcast.net
Sat Aug 29 17:22:00 BST 2015

Nice obit in the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/us/dr-james-h-duke-jr-texas-trauma-surgeon-dies-at-86.html?_r=0 <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/us/dr-james-h-duke-jr-texas-trauma-surgeon-dies-at-86.html?_r=0>

I never had the privilege of meeting him.

Robert F. Smith MD, MPH
Cook County Trauma (ret)

> On Aug 28, 2015, at 3:48 PM, Gross, Ronald <Ronald.Gross at baystatehealth.org <mailto:Ronald.Gross at baystatehealth.org>> wrote:
> We - our generation and younger - have been blessed to learn about surgery and more importantly, what it means to be a DOCTOR from the likes of McSwain and Duke.  That generation or surgical giants, like the heroes from WWII, are dwindling in numbers, and we should all learn as much as we can from them so that we can continue on in their footsteps, and WE can teach those who follow us all that we have learned from OUR mentors.
> Rest in peace, Red!  You've earned your place......... 
> Ronald I. Gross, MD, FACS
> Chief, Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
> Baystate Medical Center
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org] On Behalf Of Dodwell, Brett
> Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 10:16 AM
> To: 'trauma-list at trauma.org'
> Subject: James "Red" Duke
> Alas, we mourn the loss of another trauma icon.
> Godspeed Dr. Duke, it was truly an honor to learn from you.
> http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/James-Red-Duke-iconic-surgeon-who-started-Life-6465434.php
> "Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
> Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
> Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
> I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
> Brett Dodwell, BSN RN CEN
> Trauma Program Manager
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