hese memoirs recall with gratitude my parents
and hard work were the roadway for me and my brot
John and Fred. I have also been blessed with three wonderful child
to my septuagenarian years.
of my activities and for her tremendous assistance in collecting and o
editorial assistance of Edith Roberts, Maura High, and Ginna David
It is a pleasure also to acknowledge my special friendship with
Biddle Duke Trent Semans, over the ﬁfty-ﬁve years I have been at D
Mary, a Duke trustee, and chairman for many years of The Duke En
and in North Carolina. She and her husband, Jim, have been two o
most important supporters of philanthropy in the state. I have also e
cially enjoyed working with President Doug Knight (who appointe
dean of the Medical School in 1963) and President Terry Sanford,
with Alex McMahon, were such stronger supporters of the evolutio
the Medical Center.
Many friends and colleagues have played an important role in my