Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics



SPECIAL SECTION: FIRST VOICES
SPECIAL SECTION: FIRST VOICES

Van Rensselaer Potter: A Memoriam


GERALD M.  LOWER  JR. a1
a1 Gerald M. Lower, Ph.D., was formerly on the faculty in the Clinical Oncology Department at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and is currently living in Keystone, South Dakota, pursuing research in global ethics

I first met Van Potter nearly 40 years ago when I was 17 and entering the University of Wisconsin as a new freshman. During the summer of 1963, Van was a participant in a series of evening seminars designed to familiarize premed students to the community at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. I was immediately struck by Van's unique ability to cut straight to the core of virtually any issue having to do with biomedicine. As with many of his students, I quickly found myself in a father-son relationship of both our making. Van has been a source of inspiration and guidance to me ever since.



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