PRESENTATION OF A PORTRAIT OF VIVIEN THOMAS * February 27, 1971
Dr. George D. Zuidema Warfield M. Firor Professor of Surgery, Director of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital
Ladies and gentlemen:
It is my very happy privilege to preside at this segment of the meeting this morning, a privilege which I have looked forward to over the past couple of years. Mr. Vivien Thomas has served this University and this Department of Surgery in a very unique and important role over the past thirty years. About two years ago, at a meeting of the "Old Hands," the former Halsted residents, it was decided to honor Mr. Thomas by having his portrait painted for presentation to The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
To present the portrait we have asked one of Mr. Thomas's more il- lustrious trainees to address us. I would like to introduce Dr. C. Rollins Hanlon, currently Director of the American College of Surgeons and a former Halsted resident.
Dr. C. Rollins Hanlon Director, American College of Surgeons
It is a privilege on this pleasant occasion to represent the large group of individuals who have had the opportunity to work with the man we honor today. It was my good fortune, some twenty-five years ago, to work closely with Vivien Thomas in the old Hunterian Laboratory, a laboratory____________________