Homage to Dr. G.M. Edelman (2014). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.
The strongest, bravest, kindest, most generous man I have ever known, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman, passed away on the 17th of May, 2014. Loving husband and father, caring mentor, wise teacher, superb physician, brilliant scientist, eloquent writer, fine violinist, classical humanist, and exponent of creativity par excellence, Gerald Edelman left the world a far better place than he found it. His many contributions to biology have benefited medicine and pure research in diverse fields: immunology, transplant surgery, embryology, and neuroscience. His wide cultural interests in music, poetry, and philosophy spurred his contributions to those and many other arts. Within his family, he has been an unceasingly loving and caring presence: admiring, supportive, and proud of his children.
On 1 July 2014, my father, Gerald Maurice Edelman, would have been 85 years old. Dad, we remember you on your birthday as we do on all other days: with love, gratitude, and pride. You’re forever in our hearts and on our minds. We love you and miss you always. May your name be for a blessing.
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