By Stephen M. Feinstone, Ian D. Gust (auth.), Leonard B. Seeff M.D., James H. Lewis M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. (eds.)
In the spring of 1987, approximately 350 members amassed in a inn in Bethesda, Maryland, simply open air of Washington, D. C. , to take part in a two-day scientific symposium dedicated to the subject of liver illnesses. A small minority of this crew have been attracted through what promised to be a superb carrying on with scientific schooling path. the remaining, notwithstanding, even supposing evidently attracted to the content material of the symposium, had come basically to honor a guy who, through the years, had profoundly touched them, for my part or professionally, for the path were conceived as a tribute to a great guy of medication, a guy with striking scholarly and private attributes: Hyman J. Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman, observed affectionately by means of all as Hy, was once born in 1914 in Rochester, long island, town during which he got either his early education and his undergraduate schooling. within the overdue Nineteen Thirties, he moved to Palo Alto to start his clinical schooling at Stanford college, from which he graduated cum laude in 1942, having spent an extra yr buying a masters measure and as global struggle II in bacteriology. presently thereafter, he entered army provider, used to be in growth, used to be assigned to responsibility in France. quickly after his arrival, he was once made leader of a military box health facility. an enormous scientific challenge plaguing U. S. troops on the time used to be viral hepatitis, which ended in a deluge of sufferers admitted to his hospital.