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Re: Robin Reid - A Tribute

I am passing this tribute to Robin Reid on to the lists on behalf of Anusuya 
Chinsamy-Turan, a former student of Prof. Reid. - Patti Kane-Vanni

Iâve just heard the sad news about Robin Reid.   Although Robin came to 
dinosaur palaeobiology late in his life- he has left us a wonderful legacy of 
inspiring research that will no doubt stimulate many generations of 
I have known Robin for many years - first as a superb scientist whose well 
written articles on dinosaur bone microstructure first engaged and captured my 
interest.  Later, when I met Robin, he proved to be a warm, caring person, who 
was an exceptional mentor and teacher â always willing to share his knowledge 
and expertise.  He later became a wonderful colleague and a dear friend.   I 
will certainly miss receiving his characteristic long type-written and/or 
flowing handwritten letters.
 I will miss hearing his excitement about a novel histological feature or a 
fresh idea about dinosaur biology.  I will miss him dearly- indeed, I already 

Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, University of Cape Town, South Africa