ulty memorial resolutions collected during the past twenty-five years. Upon rereading most of them I note that cheerful dignified lying is the leit motif of these epitaphs." My hope is that K. P. would not have categorized the leit motif of this contribution of mine in the same way.
If some of the above statements about Link are not entirely complimentary, they are given merely in a spirit of honesty, because as a scientist I object to skewed data. I am happy to have been Karl's friend. Not one of us is perfect! Let it be said for the record that Link was a superb teacher, he ran one of the best labs in his department, he trained many excellent scientists and instilled in them an honest concern for the acquisition of valid data, and he and his coworkers made discoveries that have had global impact on medicine and rodent control. To me, that is enough to insure him a firm place in the history of science.
IN PREPARING THIS memoir, I have consulted the extensive files on Karl Paul Link maintained by the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin. I also thank P. P. Cohen, M. A. Stahmann, L. Anderson, and D. L. Nelson for their helpful suggestions.