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Re-Entering the Box: Surgery, Society, and Recovery

We saw the patient again on three occasions -6 weeks and 6months and 6 years after surgery. Of course we memorialized with photography. We found out that after a three-year interval she had rehabilitated. She had gone to stenography school, learned a trade, had had a job since the surgery, and already had three children. This was a wonderful case and I was so happy.

Politics Can Be Your Friend, Doctor Part II

Let me talk first about the person - a new friend, albeit in a straight business milieu in this exact situation, whom you form a bond with, not between two persons but among many persons present, which union easily results in action or “help.”

Lecture to American College of Surgeons – Humanitarian of the Year Award – 2013

A 3,500 Word Synopsis of the Theory and Practice of International Humanitarian Surgery -- Thank you to the great field of surgery – a beautiful, wonderful and happy field to which to devote one’s life. International Humanitarian surgery has the ability to save the world and to make our career happy. This is a big, … Continue reading Lecture to American College of Surgeons – Humanitarian of the Year Award – 2013

The Grand Coincidence of Mexicali, or Was It?

The magic of Mexicali - why one of the most inhospitable climates in the hemisphere and almost in the entire world would be the site for truly fantastic patient care, teaching by role model, and research; why almost every resident on their debriefing summary mentioned an Interplast incident as one of their most significant endeavors … Continue reading The Grand Coincidence of Mexicali, or Was It?