Musing of a Contemporary Pathologist

Laufer’s Rules with Comments

Igor Laufer (1944-2010) was a distinguished, renowned and beloved gastrointestinal radiologist at the University of Pennsylvania, largely responsible for the development and refinement of double-contrast barium studies of the GI tract. Igor and I first met in the early 1980’s at a conference devoted to inflammatory bowel diseases where I was chairing a multispecialty (e.g., surgeons, gastroenterologists,...

Anatomy and the bears

  My aunt Goldie used to subscribe to the Reader’s Digest and I would look forward to reading it when we visited her house. I didn’t do more than glance at most of the articles, concentrating on just a few of the regular features. Every now and then, particularly in the early fifties, there would be a story about a heroic submariner or a remarkable explorer or a Jackie Robinson, but I mostly looked for...