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Wondrous Elasticity: The Bottomless Pit That Is Doctors’ Good Will And How Administrators Are Exploiting It

Wondrous Elasticity: The Bottomless Pit That Is Doctors’ Good Will And How Administrators Are Exploiting It By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/hospitals-doctors-nurses-burnout.html?searchResultPosition=1 When two doctors who I respect immensely both refer me to the same op-ed piece in The New York Times, you know it has got to be important. This happened over the weekend of June ...

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Joe Biden’s Game of Hyde And Seek

Joe Biden’s Game of Hyde And Seek By Leonard Zwelling The most important reason not to lie is so that you don’t have to remember what you said. Just tell the truth and you’ll be fine. That’s hard over a 40-year career as a U.S. Senator and Vice President as Joe Biden is beginning to ...

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Making Surgeons

Making Surgeons By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/well/live/surgeons-hobbies-dexterity.html?searchResultPosition=9 I learned early on in medical school that I was not going to be a surgeon. Now I know why. The article above points out how surgeons are really made through rote practice of manual dexterity early in their lives followed by intense and prolonged training in the art ...

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The Case Of The Fifth Chinese Faculty Member: Only A Flesh Wound

The Case Of The Fifth Chinese Faculty Member: Only A Flesh Wound By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/MD-Anderson-finds-fifth-NIH-rule-violation-case-13905340.php Apparently, whatever the three MD Anderson Chinese scientists who were fired or quit did, the fifth one investigated did not do that. It would be nice to know what the three did and the fifth didn’t (and where’s the ...

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“I Just Wish Someone Would Have Said Something”

“I Just Wish Someone Would Have Said Something” By Leonard Zwelling This is a quote from a patient’s mother. The patient was operated on to repair a congenital heart defect at North Carolina Children’s Hospital, part of the UNC system in Chapel Hill. It’s all reported in a long investigative report in The New York ...

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Consider Your Legacy: The Case For Impeachment After The Mueller Statement

Consider Your Legacy: The Case For Impeachment After The Mueller Statement By Leonard Zwelling For the past few months, I have been arguing against impeaching President Trump for obstruction of justice. So has Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Speaker sees no point in impeaching Mr. Trump when it is obvious that at least ...