Grayson a beloved pediatrician


With the passing of Dr. Robert Grayson, (obituary, Aug. 18), an extraordinary era has surely passed. Dr. Grayson practiced pediatrics for 37 years and was a recognized leader in pediatric medicine. The impact that he made locally is what will remain for years to come.

After we delivered our first child in 1964, Dr. Grayson came to our garden apartment for the two-week visit rather than the standard well-baby visit at his North Beach office. He said he preferred to see the infant in her own environment, I’m sure to check that the home was safely set up for childcare. Robert Grayson and his wife, Shirl, were so much a part of South Florida child-rearing for two generations that they lived “family values” before the term was a political whip. We shall miss them both.

Norma and Michael Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands

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