William Warren Greene, MD (Figure 1), was born in North Waterford, Me, in 1831. He attended Bethel Academy, Bethel, Me, and began medical studies with a preceptorship.2 He then attended lectures at Berkshire Medical College in Pittsfield, Mass, and in 1866 graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor. He returned to Gray, Me, as a general practitioner, and he subsequently served as a volunteer surgeon in the Federal Army. In 1862 he accepted a chairman's position in Theory and Practice of Medicine at Berkshire Medical College, "but was soon transferred to the chair of surgery for which his natural endowments and cherished tastes peculiarly fitted him."2 He returned to Portland, Me, in 1865 as professor of Surgery in the Medical School of Maine where he gave the surgical course and had a large practice. He was professor of surgery at the University of Michigan in 1867 to 1868 and at Long Island Hospital in New York, NY, from 1873 to 1874 and then returned to Portland, teaching and practicing until his untimely death at sea in 1881, returning from the International Medical Congress in London, England, where he was the featured speaker. Also on the same program in a lesser role was Professor Joseph Lister.