Freis retired from full time duties at Georgetown School of Medicine and the Veterans Administration Hospital in 1987, though
he continued research and writing for many years after. Page's letter reflects on Freis's character, career, and accomplishments.
Page was also a trailblazing hypertension researcher, and played a key role in the establishment of the Institute of Medicine
at the National Academy of Sciences.
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1986-12-24 (December 24, 1986)
Page, Irvine H.
Freis, Edward D.
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After 1980: Changing Trends in Hypertension Therapy
It has taken a long time for this opportunity to occur. My task is quite simple--I want you to know that after all these years
I consider you among the "greats"--call yourself a National Treasure. Nowadays we don't have enough of them and
that is why medicine and research are in deep trouble. Role models such as you provide the real morality and ethics of our
profession. Since there are so few of you, do me the favor of cloning yourself and be as generous with the clones as you have
been with your old friends. We cherish you.