Last October I had the always rewarding experience of conversing with Sol Levine as we participated in the annual meeting of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program, which he directed. I had not known him long, but it did not take long to appreciate just how rare an individual he was—towering as both a health policy scholar and as a human being. Like so many in the field, I was stunned and saddened just a month later to turn a page of the New York Times and see his visage peering out from an obituary that announced his most untimely death from a sudden heart attack. Robin Osborn, who worked closely with Sol as the deputy director of the Investigator Awards program, describes below the personal and intellectual qualities of this truly effervescent leading figure in the field.
Robin Osborn; A Farewell to Sol Levine. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 1997; 22 (2): 667–669. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-22-2-667
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