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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin
“Fixing healthcare and fixing the economy are two sides of the same coin.” — Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (1934-2012)
“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets tough.” Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
William “Willie” Sutton (1901-1980) was an infamous bank robber who stole an estimated $2 million dollars during a 40-year crime career.
“A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve. I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?” Clara Barton (1821-1912)
“There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!” — Mark Twain (1835-1910)
I recently returned from my fellowship program’s annual medical mission to Vietnam. These missions are a highlight of our academic year, as they provide unique opportunities to practice acute-pain medicine and regional anesthesia in challenging medical environments.
Like most Americans, I was shocked and horrified at the Boston Marathon bombings that ripped through the event on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 1450 (2:50 p.m.). It was difficult to process the images of explosions and injuries coming out of Boston that I personally associate with distant lands and conflicts.
This is my own modification of the famous “It’s hard to soar with eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys.”
Hippocrates, known to every new medical student through the Hippocratic Oath, is considered to be the father of Western medicine. Specifically, he is credited with developing the medical theory that human disease is a manifestation of the natural world and not the result of some superstitious belief or punishment by offended gods.
- A day without sunshine is like, you know, night
- Fixing healthcare and fixing the economy are two sides of the same coin
- The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do
- A leader...must have the determination to stick with it
- Because that's where the money is
- I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
- There is nothing so annoying as a good example
- The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see
- It's hard to soar with eagles when you're surrounded by ducks quacking 'No!'
- It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has
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