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Subspecialties Refractive, Retina, Health Economics and Policy, Retina

Pioneer or Buccaneer?

I was lost in a great read the other day: “The Butchering Art” by Lindsey Fitzharris. I asked my staff if anyone had read it – they hadn’t and couldn’t believe a book like that even existed. I explained that it was all about medicine in the early 1800s – before people thought microbes caused disease. Believe it or not, the conversation around infection is still relevant today. Postoperative infection prevention is, and always will be, a number one priority with any type of surgery. Patients don’t want to be hurt as a result of a procedure – not least one you performed.

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Karl Stonecipher

Karl Stonecipher is Medical Director of TLC Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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