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Here's a scary statistic: A surgeon in the U.S. leaves a foreign object, such as a sponge or towel, inside a patient's body after an operation 39 times a week.
When we celebrate medical pioneers, we usually focus on the revolutionary breakthroughs that they achieve. It's easy to forget that they're not just innovative researchers but physicians as well, and that their calling isn't just to win Nobel Prizes but also to help the flesh-and-blood human beings on their operating tables.
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