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Controlling the media (Snippets from the front line)

He is a Vietnam veteran; the first in his family to graduate high school and go to college; and the first to become a doctor – a trauma surgeon.  A national TV show depicted his efforts saving an LAPD officer after near-fatal gunshot wounds; and his upstanding life story was told in my local newspaper column. Copies were placed in …

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On being a nurse: Snippets from the frontline

Florence Nightingale once said on nursing:  “…the very first requirement in a hospital, that it should do the sick no harm.” A considerable amount of my early clinical education in a hospital was acquired from nurses.  They helped me smooth the transition from book-learned medicine to the application of that knowledge.   Many nurses started as aides, and rose to …