Alfred P. Fishman, MD, 1918–2010
Alfred P. Fishman, MD, was a husband, father, scientist, clinician, author, and consummate editor. The breadth and depth of his intellectual curiosity were great, and his contributions to pulmonary medicine and science of real consequence. He was an exacting task master who set a high bar for all of us, as well as for himself; his commitment to excellence was steadfast. The editors of the fifth edition dedicate this work to Dr. Fishman–the man, the mentor, and the driving force behind the origins of Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders.
To Barbara, Kristen, Amy, Emily, Sawyer, Levi, and Kieran
To Sandy, Lauren, Alma, and Gabby
To Gayle, Aaron, and Brian
To Debbie, Eric, Brian, and Ethan; and to the memory of Jean and Leon Kotloff
To Fran, Alison, Angela, Andrew, and Allan Jr.
Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD
To Martha, Jocelyn, Rebecca, Devra, and David