Editors come and go. If the editor is lucky, someone will say “thank you” on the pages of the journal. Larry Saidman has been the editor-in-chief for Anesthesiology. Larry is currently correspondence editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia and editor-in-chief (EIC) of A&A Case Reports. He is retiring from these two positions on December 31, 2014. Drs. Edmond Eger, Steven Shafer, and Michael Todd each wrote editorials in this month’s edition of Anesthesia & Analgesia to explain why Larry Saidman will be missed.
Here are some brief excerpts from each of their editorials:
Dr. Edmond Eger: “Our research was fun. More than that, it underpinned our academic careers and a lifetime of friendship.”
Dr. Steven L. Shafer: “Larry, on behalf of our mentors, our colleagues, and our trainees, on behalf of the generation of clinicians and investigators that you mentored, on behalf of legions of editors that you taught, inspired, and to whom you served as a role model, on behalf of a specialty that you elevated to the highest scientific, clinical, professional and ethical standards, and on behalf of the patients whose care you enhanced in countless ways, thank you.”
Dr. Michael M. Todd: “Larry has remained a central part of the editorial world in our specialty. It didn’t surprise me when Larry joined the Editorial Board of Anesthesia & Analgesia, a brilliant move on Dr. Shafer’s part! And it didn’t surprise me when he was asked to be the founding Editor-in-Chief of A&A Case Reports. I’m saddened to hear that he’s finally stepping away. But oh, what a legacy he leaves.”
Read each of the three editorials in their entirety. Thank you, Larry!