by Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
I think, mostly, I will remember that look.
Renée Fox, 92, passed away on Sept. 23rd of leukemia. She was a founder of modern medical sociology, a pioneer in the sociological analyses of bioethics, an innovator in the interpretation and ethics of transplants who described them as “an ignoble form of medically rationalized cannibalism,” and a trailblazer who was often introduced as “the first women ever to…” followed by one of her host of academic roles or honors. Renée also left many devoted students, mentees, and colleagues. I include myself as all three.
Born in Manhattan, Renée contracted polio as a freshman at Smith College.…