Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, recalls the satisfaction he felt after one of his first patients, a man with severe bleeding from the spleen, survived and was about to be discharged. But, then the man developed a deep wound infection from a resistant hospital bacterium, went into septic shock, and remained hospitalized for another month. Gawande used the example during a talk on preventing medical error entitled, "Ineptitude: The Effect of Increasing Complexity in Medicine."
April 25, 2008
Kenneth Cooper, MD, MPH, the "Father of Aerobics," was honored for his accomplishments by HSPH's Nutrition Round Table with its Healthy Cup Award on April 22 at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA.