The DeBakey Debacle
The Gray Lady ran a Christmas Day feature on pioneer heart surgeonDr. Michael E. DeBakey
. It's a compelling yarn, detailing the decision to operate though the98-year-old
Houstonian signed ano-surgery form
, wifey Katrin's late-night plea before the hospital's ethics committee and the reaction of anesthesiologists (scared shitless) to potentially offing the old master. TheTimes
couldn't get an exact figure on hospital costs. Only that they exceeded a mil. And that DeBakey wasn't charged.
No sense giving the guy a heart attack so soon after saving him. - Todd Spivak
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