Remembrances

From his time at the University of Wisconsin creating student health interviews, to his work at Beth Israel and Harvard Medical School innovating the way patients interact with their doctors, Warner has touched the lives of thousands of people. Below you can read the hundreds of comments that people have already left for Warner or view the archived news stories about Warner with the button above. And if you haven't already, we invite you to leave your memories of Warner.

Comments

Warner and Caroline -- we can't be with you today in person but in spirit we are indeed with you all the way. Heck of a way to celebrate your birthday anniversary but the love from your family and friends offers some compensation. WARM GOOD WISHES, AND MORE!!

Hi, Warner, Emily has sent you a lovely poem, and it's from both of us. But I want to say directly that you are a marvelously warm and friendly person and that you went out of your way to welcome us when we arrived as newbies last fall. I feel lucky to have met you and to at least begin to know you. Thanks for all this. Ed

Dear Warner, It has been such an unexpected gift to Leo and me to have you as our neighbor for the last four years. When we've had a problem you've been a steadfast counselor. And we've shared many good times with you and Caroline at lunches and dinners. Wethink of you with much love.

I moved to Lasell Village 1 year ago knowing no-one but immediately I was warmly welcomed into the community. Warner, you were one of the ones who welcomed me. Your smiles and greetings, your conversation at the dinner table and in the halls meant an enormous amount to me. I know that you and Carolyn are struggling now I hope that your doctors and nurses and all those who are taking care of you are making things as easy for you both as possible. All the best, Elinor

Happy 85th Birthday

Warner, you and Carolyn are in my thoughts daily.. You have set another example of warmth and friendship that is as important here at Lasell Village as you have in the medical world. We are fortunate to have you both here.

Warner (and Carolyn): I so enjoyed reading through the comments your friends and colleagues have made. I'm not surprised at their portrayal of you as the ideal patient-centered doctor, a born healer whose humanity comes through to all his patients. You have appeared that way to me. I so appreciate the interest you have been taking in my criminal justice work and I hope to have more chances to share that with you and Carolyn.

Dear Warner, We wish you a Happy Birthday. We are not among your old dear friends and colleagues, but we count ourselves so fortunate to know you and Carolyn since we came to Lasell. To celebrate your birthday we are sending you a favorite poem. The Monks of Clonmacnoise Seamus Heaney The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise Were all at prayers inside the oratory A ship appeared above them in the air. The anchor dragged along behind so deep It hooked itself into the altar rails And then, as the big hull rocked to a standstill, A crewman shinned and grappled down the rope And struggled to release it. But in vain. 'This man can't bear our life here and will drown,' The abbot said, 'unless we help him.' So They did, the free ship sailed, and the man climbed back Out of the marvelous as he had known it.

Dear Warner - Our thoughts are with you on this birthday and every day. We miss you very much here at the Village and send our love and lots of hugs to you and Carolyn. Sara & Bob

Hi Warner, The hospital is not the greatest place to celebrate your birthday. The best present would be adiagosis and cure. Hope you are on the mend and can have a real celebration back here at the Village!

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