The critical care community lost one of its great visionaries and founders this week. It is with deep sadness that I must inform you of the passing of William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, at age 93. Together with his wife, Norma, the Shoemakers were instrumental in founding the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), helping […]

Happy 90th birthday to William C. Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, founding father and third president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) (1973-1974). As a way of honoring him on this special day, we encourage you all to wish him a happy birthday and share your favorite memories. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Shoemaker graduated from […]

It is with deep sadness that I advise you of the passing of Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD, ScD (Hon), FCCM, this past weekend in Palm Springs, California. Dr. Weil was a founder of the field of critical care medicine, proposing the term critical care, and leading the Society of Critical Care Medicine as its […]

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