The Telegram surely must feel so embarrassed after a recent edition of the paper in which you reported the passing of Dr. A. Maxwell House.
The short article of his accomplishments and services appeared in three short paragraphs at the top of page two.
Dr. House was a most intelligent, kind, giving man in so many ways.
Not only was he a past lieutenant-governor who, with his wife Mary, during their five years at Government House, opened up the institution and through their actions, had an impact on the lives of many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
He was the province’s first neurologist, he helped establish the world-class medical school at MUN, was the founding director of Medicor, and he provided health and education services to many isolated communities in Canada and elsewhere in the world.
He founded the telemedicine centre at Memorial University, and was the world leader in that field; his research has been presented in more than 35 countries. Max House gave so much of himself in time and energy not only to this province, but around the world.
Dr. House should have been remembered on the front page of The Telegram as one of our best known, highly accomplished and respected leaders in the fields of health, education and community service.