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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.


San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the kidnap and violence capital of the world. What in the hell do you want to do in Honduras, DON? It’s dangerous, you don’t know the culture you don’t know the language, your job is up here in the center of learning, the center of skill and knowledge in your chosen … Continue reading San Pedro Sula

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.”

The Devil’s Foot – American Naïveté Manipulated

"The schedule [for surgery] is full." This was another negative development in the life of Anita Gajardo, whose life is absolutely more full of negative circumstances than anyone I've ever known. This is the story of a girl from the mountains around San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  The patient was kind enough to teach the surgeons a lesson regarding the complexity … Continue reading The Devil’s Foot – American Naïveté Manipulated