“You have been a constant proponent and protector of the Yale System. You have improved the quality and efficiency of teaching. You created journal clubs and made more time for research. You even helped some of us understand the flow of free water in the kidney. You showed us where the edge was and helped pave the path to it. You taught us high New York fashion, and let us know that beards and balding are “in.” You have been a tremendous teacher, mentor, administrator and master clinician. Best of all, you lead by example, which is truly the very most any of us can hope to do.”