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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, January 18, 2010

I wish he'd been Surgeon General

From CNN, so you figure it's got a little "hero" in it, but the story is pretty good. At a small Haiti UN medical station, the Canadian and Belgian doctors pulled out after someone ordered them to leave fearing for their security. That left CNN medical reporter Sanjay Gupta as the only doctor there.
Gupta -- assisted by other CNN staffers, security personnel and at least one Haitian nurse who refused to leave -- assessed the needs of the 25 patients, but there was little they could do without supplies.....

He and the others stayed with the injured all night, after the medical team had left and after the generators gave out and the tents turned pitch black.

Gupta monitored patients' vital signs, administered painkillers and continued intravenous drips. He stabilized three new patients in critical condition.

If you'll remember, there was also the story of Gupta stepping in to help an emergency neurosurgery on an Iraqi boy.


  • He's a tool! He knows this is his big meal ticket and he's making sure he doesn't sleep much so he'll look tired and sincere, with his stubble and big doe-eyes, as the news banner at the bottom of the screen reads, " Gupta performs brain surgery on a twelve-year old". It's sickening, although, i will admit, he's doing more than I, which is absolutely nothing.

    By Blogger bluvein, at 6:00 PM  

  • I'm not sure. I think he's doing it because it's there, and then grandstanding afterwords, you know?

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:25 PM  

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