Stirling Haines Carpenter (1929-2021)
Stirling Haines Carpenter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1929 to Adelaide Augusta Souder and Lucien Bonaparte Carpenter. After receiving his schooling at Episcopal Academy, he went to Princeton University, where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in English literature. He planned to be a writer but a year later changed his mind and decided to become a doctor. He went to medical school at Temple University, Philadelphia, finishing his MD in 1957. After training in both neurology and pathology, he took a position as a staff neuropathologist in 1965 at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, becoming Chief of Neuropathology there in 1977.
Samuel K. Ludwin, MB, BCh, FRCPC, (October 16, 1944–January 21, 2020)
An esteemed leader in the international neuropathology community, an extraordinary friend to many, and a humanist by example, Samuel K. Ludwin, MB, BCh, FRCPC died on January 21, 2020 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As summarized in his previously published autobiography in the Journal (1), his career was driven by a fascination with neuropathology’s interconnection with allied disciplines in neuroscience and the humanities that abetted his peripatetic curiosity into the multifaceted parameters of studying the nervous system.