Condolences to Dr. Jaime Garza, head of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his wife, Lisa Marie, on the death of her father, Dr. Mervin Lee Trail, the chancellor
of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Trail, who suffered a stroke on New Year's Day, was known not only for his medical and
administrative abilities but also for his contributions to the New Orleans tourism industry. He was an ear, nose and throat specialist, associate editor of
Archive of Otolaryngology and on the editorial board of the
Journal of Head & Neck Surgery. At his death, he was chairman of the task forces planning next year's Super Bowl in New Orleans and the 2003
NCAA Final Four.