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Sacrificing for one's patients

At every med school commencement, the freshly minted MDs are told to put their patients’ well being ahead of their own. In the real world of medical practice this usually means making the minor concession of not doing surgery or other invasive procedure when it is not of clear benefit to the patient. In the long run it makes little difference for doctors financially but has big benefits professionally and personally. As my mentor, Joe Ransohoff, the long time chief of neurosurgery at NYU would say, “You gotta live with yourself.


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