Peter Lundin's Corner
Thursday, March 22, 2001 Dr. Peter Lundin passed away. No one was
more loved and admired in the renal community. I grew to know Peter
very well through his work with kidney disease, through his contributions
to this site, and when Maureen, his wife was alive, but very sick
with cancer, and I too was on chemotherapy, through our support
and cyber hand-holding with this dread disease. In corresponding
with him, one always sensed that he was a genuine, caring person,
the most compassionate person I ever met.
Peter was always willing to share his own triumphs and his own trials
with any problem that dominated his life at the time. One always
knew when reading Peter's comments that what he was saying to the
reader was also being recited to himself.
will never be another Peter Lundin, and these pages, these flickering
binary lights of computer text, dim though they are compared to
the man, himself, must serve future readers as a reflection of the
person we once knew as Peter Lundin.
It is rare in our specialty to find one who
is both a physician and an ESRD patient. Such a person lends invaluable insight
to both his peers and his patients. Dr. Pete Lundin was a frequent participant
on Dialysis Patients
On-line, and some of his practical and useful contributions have been reproduced
here with his permission. We have also linked to some of the best articles that Peter wrote for Renalife, a publication of AAKP, the American Association of Kidney Patients,
a organization that Peter loved, and help found. In September, 2004, I was awarded the Peter Lundin Award from AAKP. To me, the highest tribule that one can pay to any physician is to honor him in the memory of someone
whose attributes we all aspire to have. This is a great honor for me.
Special thanks to Dale Ester, himself a truly remarkable person,
for his assistance. Please see Dale's tribule to Peter Lundin. Also, see Richard Berge'sTribute to Peter Lundin
Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D.,
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