Mel Levine, one of the leading experts on learning disabilities, committed suicide a day after a class action lawsuit was filed by 40 of his former patients. He was accused of sexually abusing his patients.
Losing the ability to face Dr. Levine in court, some of his accusers may have been looking for something from his suicide note.
The suicide note and some journal entries left by Mel Levine were finally released. In them, he is defiant that he 'did nothing that was wrong or immoral in my patient care throughout more than 40 years of practicing pediatrics.'
His journal ends with the words 'nothing gold can stay,' from the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. I think this poem is supposed to be talking about paradise in the Garden of Eden, and then the Fall of man. So is this to imply that his 'fall' was the suicide or something that he had done before that ruined his life and many others?