As Dick's contribution indicates, he is retired. However, I do not agree with his conclusions concerning the value of retirees in performing editorial board duties. Dick has been an active member of our board, as his previous biographical notes indicate.1 He suggested that we start the SPORTS MEDICINE department and has contributed, with value, to reviews, suggestions for improving AJDC, and in discussions of issues at our annual board meetings. Dick was department chairman at Emory University, Atlanta, from 1959 to 1981, spanning some remarkable changes in medicine and in pediatric practice, academe, and philosophy. Residents and faculty who were associated with his chairmanship have gone on to become prominent members of the pediatric community; we enjoy the editorial activities and collegiality of Jim Corrigan, MD, one of his former faculty.
With such experience comes wisdom that cannot be measured but can be experienced by those who are the