Thomas L. Petty, M.D.
Professor of Medicine,
Chairman, National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP)
Recently, I visited friends whom I had known since our internship year in Philadelphia. My friend, “Hod”, an orthopedic surgeon, and his wife, Jan, invited me to stay at their house while I was visiting Jacksonville, Florida.
They have a marvelous home in a very lovely neighborhood. Beautiful trees, shrubs, and flower beds adorn the neighborhood. As we went to dinner, I saw neighborhood kids playing softball in their lawn at the side of their house, which was large enough for a full softball playing field. I wondered how the lawn could withstand so many children in this attractive playground, adapted by the neighborhood kids.
The next morning, Jan said, “Did you see the kids playing softball on our lawn last night?” “Yes, I got a glimpse of
I will be in touch next month.