I have many fond memories of E.Z. As a JV football player for four years (captain senior year), I spent considerable time under the healing hands of E.Z. He was inspirational.
Doc McPhee had a direct stimulus on my interest in medicine and its relationship to athletic injuries. He demonstrated to me how a physician can relate to athletes and care for their injuries. This led to my career in orthopaedic surgery and my induction into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Hall of Fame in 2010. I am indebted to both men for their early influence on my career.