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  A stunning fall morning. Cool, crisp, and comfortable; the skies so, so clear. The weatherman predicts the high around 70 degrees. The air is so still – it’s hardly moving at all. It’s one of those days that makes you feel glad to be alive. You pat the dog, and kiss your spouse goodbye – what shall […]

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  One of the downsides of working in a Level One Trauma Center is, well, taking care of Level One Traumas in the OR. A patient arrives to the Emergency Room labeled a Level One Trauma when he/she has acquired possible life- or limb-threatening injuries. As challenging as these cases are to manage anesthetically if they […]

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I took care of two patients today suffering from severe allergy to lead. The bullet kind. Young men, 21 and 29, barely hitting their stride, struck down (but not yet out) by lead allergy. Young Man #1 was shot a week ago, three times in the same leg. Now, I obviously do not understand the […]

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