Rosemary Quigley, 1970-2004

Remembering a Slate diarist.

Rosemary Quigley died last week in Boston from complications of a lung infection. She was 33. Rosemary suffered from cystic fibrosis, and she had a double-lung transplant in February to relieve symptoms of the disease. Just one month later she wrote about her recovery from the transplant in this Slate Diary.” She got married in May to Jeffrey Harris. At her funeral on Saturday, Jeffrey eulogized her as a “fireball.” There is no better description of her. A medical ethics professor at Baylor College of Medicine, she was a poet, a lawyer, a swimmer, a tireless patient’s rights advocate, a troublemaker, a beloved daughter, a delighted wife, and a great friend.