Category Archives: Organizations

Decline and Fall


There was a time, not so long ago that it no longer exists in my memory, when it was expected that family members of wealthier, educated people would enter public service, and do their part in maintaining the integrity of … Continue reading

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The Role Of Luck In Our Lives


It’s interesting to see how people view the role of luck in their lives, and how these perceptions reflect on their own views of themselves. Recent research has shown that chance plays a far larger role in our lives than … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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Vaccine Crisis


The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has created massive economic disruption, loss of life, educational challenges, and social warfare between those feeling the need to protect themselves and their families from disease and those who want to live their lives as they … Continue reading

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The Golden Record


As we remain locked inside our suddenly shrunken world by the very real threat of our worldwide pandemic, I am comforted and made hopeful that there are amongst us dreamers with visions of possibilities for life way beyond our current … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Indonesia Chapter 1


Garuda is the Indonesian national airline, and the change in amenities it provided on the flight from Bangkok to Jakarta was a stark reminder that I, like Dorothy, wasn’t in Kansas anymore. My memories of that trip are like a … Continue reading

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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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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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The Phi Chi House


My last two years in New Orleans I spent living at the Phi Chi house. An old gray stone mansion on St. Charles Street in the Garden District, the medical fraternity was home to a dozen Tulane upperclassmen. I had … Continue reading

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New Orleans Jazz


When I lived in Chicago, one of my friend’s father worked as a bartender at Mr. Kelly’s, the famous Rush Street nightclub known for headlining the big name jazz groups. My friend would occasionally arrange for us to be snuck … Continue reading

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