Monday, May 13, 2013

An Infectious Diseases Raconteur- The Doctoring of Mother Theresa

Dr. George Lombardi, an infectious diseases specialist, recounts his personal story of a young doctor who is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, namely Mother Theresa.

The story can be heard here (then click on segment 1) on The Moth Radio Hour.

Dr. Lombardi's services were required as infectious diseases doctors ''know a lot about very weird things."

The story is earnest, comical, vivid and touching. It also underscores the methodical and careful approach to patient care, the primacy of patient advocacy and the need, when unusual circumstances arise, to push beyond one's medical comfort zone.

At the story's end, Dr. Lombardi is regarded as a "Rock Star" in the Convent.

Rock on.

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