This is Ashley's last issue as Editor-in-Chief.
Alexander Ashley Weech: The Journal, its Editorial Board, its staff, and its readers are going to miss you. Not everyone can be a scholar and a scientist and a doctor and an administrator, but most of us can recognize such versatility when we see it. Your career has been the envy of us all.
My first contact with Ashley came in 1939 when as a student I heard him lecture on the metabolism of the plasma proteins. He had been invited to Rochester as a guest lecturer, to present the results of his experimental investigations. It was a stimulating talk, delivered with syntactical precision—a trait which he later carried with him to the editorial chair. The experimental data were excellent; and I recall that at the conclusion several of us students rushed to the podium to ply him with questions. (I am told,