tags: general surgery



2003 Feb 19
The Edge

More than anything else, this is what I’ll never feel again.

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2006 Nov 25
war and surgery (a metaphor revisited)

The problem with health care professional talking about the Iraq War is that we always seem to find ourselves with mixed metaphors.

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2016 Jul 5
The Stench of Cutting People Open

To me, the smell of a Bovie searing tissue is more disturbing intellectually than it is viscerally. It's the bacterial odors that incite involuntary disgust in me. Opening up abscesses—many of which I've done in a totally outpatient setting—have made me instantaneously nauseated. The stench of Pseudomonas and of Staph are instantly recognizable to me. I'm gagging just thinking about it.

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