My father died on Friday. When he retired from the practice of medicine in 2002 at age 76, the hospital where he had worked so hard for 48 years named its surgery and emergency room wing after him. In the Daniel W. Platt building, next to his bust, is a plaque with an inscription that reads, in part: "A Gifted Man; A Consummate Physician; An Outstanding Example for All." That, along with having been a wonderful father and husband, pretty much sums it up.
Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.