Doctor Gives Public Mea Culpa After Surgical Mistake

Dr. David Ring, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, had wrapped up his final operation of the day and returned to his office dictate his report. But as he began to record, the enormity of what he had done hit him cold. "I realized I had performed the wrong procedure," he wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. "I hope that none of you ever have to go through what my patient and I went through." It was a mea culpa that most doctors would never dream of making public. Ring...Full Story
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