Ward Casscells, MD
To the Editors: When I was a cardiology fellow, I had the privilege for several months of making rounds with Lockhart McGuire when he returned to Massachusetts General Hospital for a clinical sabbatical in 1982. Subsequently, I saw him when I visited the University of Virginia Hospital. By that time his cancer was far advanced and, although frail and in pain, he was still working. He remained the same kindly, modest, meticulous, and devoted bedside physician reflected in his article, "Just Beyond the Next Bend in the River." He was a first-rate teacher and pacemaker specialist. Yet he was a
Casscells W. An Elephant Swimming. Ann Intern Med. ;115:160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-2-160_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(2):160.
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