In Remembrance of Professor Walter Patrick

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Walter Patrick 1994Until now I still cannot believe Professor Walter Patrick has left us forever.

I came to know Walter when he took his sabbatical in Taipei in 1994. Before long, with his greeting of “ALOHA,” Walter made friends with many faculty and students, including me, at the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University.

Later I heard a story about how Walter became a student of public health. When Walter was young, he practiced as a plastic surgeon in Sri Lanka. One day a small girl was burnt by a traditional oil lamp and was brought to him for treatment. Walter took care of her carefully, and the girl recovered and returned home. But, several months later, Continue reading 'In Remembrance of Professor Walter Patrick'»

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