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Avoiding Missed Opportunities in the Care of Children

      Everyone has sources of inspiration. I have many, but 3 have influenced me the most in my personal and professional life. First are my parents, who provided a home in which freedom of thought was encouraged. Next, Dr Marietta Voge, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UCLA School of Medicine and my PhD mentor, who taught me scientific integrity and, most important, how to write. Finally, Dr Joseph W. St Geme, Jr, who was my role model in academic pediatrics. Nobody could truly emulate this amazing academic pediatrician, chairman, dean, father, and friend, but we all learned great lessons from being in his presence.
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