Tag Archives: Surgery

René G. Favaloro: one world is not enough

Judith N. Wagner München, Germany     Dr. René G. Favaloro “If you don’t know exactly where you’re heading by age 30, you won’t have a career in university medicine.” This phrase, which I heard on my first job interview, remained stuck somewhat menacingly in my head. Is it truly the condition sine qua non […]

Christmas with Dupuytren and Lisfranc

Anne Jacobson Oak Park, Illinois   It is Christmas afternoon and I am nestled under a decades-old afghan on my parents’ couch, watching snow drift and swirl across oak-studded fields beneath a pewter sky.  My left foot is wrapped and strapped in a comically oversized boot, and the companion crutches at my side reflect the […]