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Letter to the Editor: Read Dr. Roberts’ Past Articles: Emergency Medicine News

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I very much enjoyed your thoughtful and touching article regarding James Roberts, MD. (“James R. Roberts, MD, a titan of emergency medicine.” REM. 2022;44[9]:1; Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Roberts, but I was very saddened to hear the news of his passing. I greatly appreciated his many articles in REM over the past decades. They were always so clear, concise and informative. (I agree, the urine dipstick test column was probably my favorite!)

It would be wonderful to somehow compile all of his articles, or at least most of his articles, into one source, perhaps a pamphlet or a book, that everyone could refer to. (I have several piles of REM of the past, but it’s getting a little unwieldy.)

please keep REM go strong, as I’m sure you will.

Henry F. Arst, MD

Overland Park, KS

Editor’s note: Thank you for your kind words. We all miss him, but I hope it helps a little to know that you can read his past articles dating back to 2001 on our website at