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The Rippling Effect

2/27/11 – Several years ago, a graduating medical school class invited me to be a guest at their graduation dinner.  A resident with whom I’d worked previously had also been invited and…Read More


12/19/10 – Nothing in the world is quite so awful as boredom.  Unmitigated pain—physical or emotional—is commonly viewed as giving rise to the worst kind of suffering, but the suffering engendered by…Read More

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The Value Of A Good Reputation

4/11/10 – A reputation is an animal designed by committee: you give birth to it, but the way it develops depends on the actions of others. Your reputation lives a very real…Read More