I spent 60 years in newspapering in Anderson, S.C., Athens and The Atlanta Times, and 50 years in radio and television throughout the South. I write this to salute Gainesville and its vast medical community as nationally prominent in heart research. I owe my life to cardiologists there and couldn’t dare name them all, but one, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, has not only been a great doctor but a great mentor to let me pursue my career after suffering mightily.
I also want to salute Dr. Rob Hummer, internal medicine specialist who worked 13 years with Dr. Marshall. Dr. Hummer is now hospitalist with Habersham County Medical Center and the nurses and other doctors there admire him.
Keep on going, Gainesville, and I say this with a humble attitude.