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

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The Bill Wilson Story

Don Laub and I were talking today about how I connected with Interplast. In the early 1970s when I was working as an engineer, one of the mission controllers was also a flight instructor. I’m not sure how we got together, but I hired him to help me get my private pilot’s license, which I … Continue reading The Bill Wilson Story

The Reason for Interplast

  In 1968, the patients were few at Stanford Medical Center. The patients are the human pathology and are therefore the reason for which the medical school might be needed or founded. Patients were scarce, and few and far between; there was not sufficient pathology for a new medical school to operate. The reason for … Continue reading The Reason for Interplast

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?