Living My Ecuadorian Dream: Palacios Part II

So I began to work alone. Nobody. No resident. No intern. Nobody. And I began to see the patients, burn patients. There were at that time children staying in the hospital, so I began to see many other things. And I saw there were patients who needed care for burns. The way the hospital was, the burn patient wasn’t taken care of.

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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.

This Boat is Going to Sink

Words of Late Lars Marcelius Vistnes, from Stavanger Fishing City, Norway and now Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic, and Interplast "faculty" at Stanford Honduras program At this particular time it was the moment of ecstasy of our new program.  Designed to solve a problem, it was the grand fix to remedy the relative dearth of patients with … Continue reading This Boat is Going to Sink

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.”