The annual Emory School of Medicine Service of Gratitude and Remembrance for the Human Anatomy body donors was held on 6 June 2017 at Cannon Chapel and I was this year’s Anatomy Faculty speaker. My remarks are below:
Last week, Peyton invited me to speak at today’s Service of Gratitude and Remembrance. My first reaction was to say no. After all, for something like this, it’s nearly impossible to come up with something simultaneously new, something tidy, something universal, something profound, something satisfying and something moving. Those are not my strengths, I’m more of a Kahoot man, as you well know. Besides, others have already said the appropriate things and said them better. But I feel that I owe you, my students, my surrogate children, my future colleagues, and our donors something for your sacrifices, so I will offer up something untidy and personal.