Larry Deater’s Legacy
When Larry Deater died of esophageal cancer on February 19, 2015 at the age of 59, he left instructions that his body be used to further the research on HSAN1, the disease he had lived with for most of his life.
On March 11, 2016 at the Neurological imaging/ Department of Radiology’s weekly “Neuropathology/ Brain cutting conference”, Larry’s case was presented. The target audience for this activity was “trainees (medical students and residents) and faculty in clinical and experimental neurosciences (neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-radiology, neuropathology, neuro-oncology, psychiatry) and pathology.”
Larry participated in neurology seminars at MGH several times during his lifetime. He would be happy to know that he was still teaching medical students a year after his death.