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The Editor's Corner appears periodically in Coronary Artery Disease. The Editor and Associate Editors consider ethical, social, and philosophical issues affecting cardiology and medicine.

The personal relationship between one of the University of Vermont's recently graduated medical students and Dr Dickinson W. Richards, a Nobel laureate, honored for development of cardiac catheterization, is of interest factually. In addition, however, the author's wisdom shines through this piece, which we hope will be of interest to our readers.

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