Category Archives: Los Angeles

Southeast Asia – Hong Kong


It all started with my mentor, Dr. Pincus. He came up to me in the hospital hallway one day, asking me if I was interested in taking a break in my training program, and travel to Indonesia to teach a … Continue reading

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A Mentor for Life


The randomness of life can result in profound influences on our choices of what we do and who we become. Take for instance a Saturday in November during my third year of medical residency when I decided to go bike … Continue reading

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War Stories From County – Chapter 6


As I mentioned in a prior post, my attending on the medicine service was an infectious disease specialist by training, and he persuaded me to select the infectious disease service as one of my electives. It was one of those … Continue reading

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War Stories From The County Chapter 5


The following are some random vignettes to give you, the reader, a peek beyond the curtain of healing, disease and medical care that made County different from other hospitals. Given the size of the program and the lack of formal … Continue reading

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War Stories From County – Chapter 4


We survived admitting night. Given our sleep deprived state, 8 AM may not have been the best time for our attending to make teaching rounds with us, but it was his responsibility to make sure that our new patients had … Continue reading

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War Stories From County Chapter 3


The most dreaded admission on the medical service was the “red blanket.” When someone came to the County’s emergency room, and were deemed too sick or too unstable to be properly evaluated and triaged in the very busy ER, a … Continue reading

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War Stories From The County Chapter 2


I was starting my first day as a newly minted doctor on the 6th floor of the 18 story building. This, I was later to discover, was fortuitous, as it allowed you easier stairway access to X-ray on the 3rd … Continue reading

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War Stories From The County


Anyone who’s been in a war knows the intense bonds which are formed among its survivors, and the special camaraderie that exists among those who shared a similar experience. Doctors who trained in a large county hospital during the seventies, … Continue reading

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