I attended the 31st annual Bradford H Eaton, M.D. Memorial lecture, held at the Roosevelt hand to Shoulder Center at Ortho Manhattan. This lecture commemorates Brad Eaton and is sponsored by the Roosevelt Hand Service, and the Littler Eaton Glickel Society. The lecturer was Mel Rosenwasser, a good friend from our mutual Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons days. He and I have been frequent collaborators over the years, and he gave an exceptional address. The dinner was held at the New York Athletic Club, and Dr. Richard Eaton was in attendance with his daughter. That was the highlight of the dinner, as Dr. Eaton has been retired for some years. He was my primary Mentor during my hand surgery training.
J. William Littler
The following morning the scientific session was held and a dozen lectures were presented including my discussion of “Technology - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” I talked about advances to our profession, the positives and the negatives. As always, we enjoyed the Q & A and the camaraderie of the Littler Eaton Glickel Society and the strong traditions that continue to the present day with the current hand fellows. During the weekend, I had the occasion to enjoy lunch with Waldo Floyd and his wife at the Café at Bergdorf Goodman in Midtown Manhattan, and compare notes between our practices in San Francisco California, and Macon Georgia.
Richard Eaton, M.D. & Edward Diao, M.D.