I attended the J.S. Gravenstein Memorial Service this morning. It was held at Westminister Presbyterian on 34th Street, 11am. There was an overflowing mass of supporters as you would rightly expect. A most beautiful and touching ceremony. The music and eulogies were amongst the best I’ve ever witnessed.
J.S. Gravenstein, MD
Our prayers are with the entire Gravenstein family.
Rare sickness kills child; officials urge vaccination – CNN.com
They’re talking about Hib.
This is significant; back in medical school, epiglottitis was a frequently discussed topic in our texts because it appeared so frequently before the vaccine. I don’t think our current crop of residents have seen a kiddo with Hib epiglottitis; the vaccination programs have been that good. Looks like we’re gonna have to relearn how to manage these kiddos.
Don’t even want to think about Hib meningitis.