I am an emergency medicine physician. I started my career in an ER that saw a significant amount of walk-in trauma. Eventually, I left that department and moved on and now primarily see medical emergencies. For a while, I truly missed being involved in treating trauma patients. I missed the adrenaline, excitement, and fervor that ensues after a penetrating trauma is dropped off in the ER driveway. But I just don’t ...

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Recently, I watched a disturbing video of a fellow physician being dragged out of an airplane. I find it hard to understand how these events unfolded despite Dr. Dao being a customer who chose to fly United, paid hundreds of dollars for his ticket and legally boarded his flight. Whether blame belongs with United or the Chicago Department of Aviation, this was an unsettling occurrence. Yet somehow — I wasn’t ...

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