Thanks for letting us know, his contribution to our specialty was and still is enormous.
> On Nov 30, 2013, at 1:18 PM, "Mina Tohid" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thank you Dr.Beach for your enthusiasm and support !
>> On Nov 30, 2013, at 4:25 AM, Kirk W Beach <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> Our friend and advocate David Sumner died last Sunday.
>> His obituary is available on the funeral home web site:
>> I'm grateful to have visited him at home in Springfield Illinois about 5 years ago. There he explained to me his circuit model of the cerebral circulation, a subject of central importance in our field. This conversation became the basis of his last publication:
>> Lal BK, Beach KW, Sumner DS., Intracranial collateralization determines hemodynamic forces for carotid plaque disruption., J Vasc Surg. 2011 Nov;54(5):1461-71.
>> Sumner's obituary mentions the book "Hemodynamics for Surgeons" that he co-authored with Gene Strandness. Strandness suggested that they should collaborate on a small pamphlet describing hemodynamics for vascular surgeons, a tome for those interested in the use of the plethysmograph for diagnosing arterial and venous diseases. But Sumner just could not stop himself, working late into the night for a couple of years to provide us with a comprehensive guide to vascular physiology that is the basis of noninvasive diagnosis.
>> Above my desk is a picture, taken by his wife Marty, of David explaining to me one of the puzzles of the circulation.
>> As we end this Thanksgiving weekend, I'm thankful for David Sumner and for all of you who continue to contribute to the better understanding of cardiovascular diagnosis for the benefit of all.
>> Your fan
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