University of Minnesota

“If It Isn’t Fun.” – Dedication

These memoirs are dedicated to my family and friends and colleagues who shared the events of a long, rich life in medicine. My first wife, Nelly Trocmé Hewett, participated in many of these adventures and made others possible. My wife, Stacy Richardson, inspired and enhanced my accounts of them.


“ I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

The roads diverged in a wood, and I —

I took the one less travelled by,

And that made all the difference.”


Robert Frost in “The Road Not Taken”

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