, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 67-68
Date: 17 Nov 2012

Obituary—Daniel Marchac

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Sir,

It was an incredible shock to receive the news of the death of my good friend Daniel Marchac. Although I knew that he was struggling with medical problems, it was not possible to contemplate losing him so soon. When we were together in June he was as feisty, good humored, and as much fun to be with as he has always been.

I first met Daniel a considerable number of years ago during one of my visits to Paul Tessier. At that time, we were both struggling with the new specialty of Craniofacial Surgery and there was much to discuss. After that, we met many times over the years as colleagues and friends. We shared our ideas and problems and discussed how to advance the specialty and organize a training program for younger surgeons eager to learn about this area of expertise.

Daniel’s contribution to all fields of plastic surgery has been immense. His curriculum vitae and details of all his accomplishments and publications will be very well documented in these months following his death. Wi