By Elaine F. Needell, MD

This is the companion piece to her husband’s memoir. Elaine tells when she met Mervin, and how they attended medical school, internship and residency together. She speaks of Miami in 1950s, and what it was like starting a family, her own medical practice and managing it all while her husband was away.

I certainly was not able to write or edit my autobiographical notes until I found Marjory Lyons. She had just given a comprehensive talk at a local college in which she described her talents, which were exactly what I needed in an editor. In a very short time, my book was published to universal plaudits by my family and friends– thanks greatly to Marj’s help-Elaine F. Needell, MD