Category Archives: Horror Stories

How to Avoid Dr. Death

  On February 16th, The Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News had an article about a Texas neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch, nicknamed “Dr. Death,” who was taken to court after he performed a spinal fusion on a 74-year-old woman. Duntsch left one nerve root severed and another with a screw through it, causing the patient…
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Survival of the Fittest in Zimbabwe

I am writing this from the small desk in my small room at the Traveller's Guest House in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where my sister, Angie, and I have come to visit a Zimbabwean friend (really more of a family member – our native brother) who has advanced myeloma. He was diagnosed in 2014 and is still…
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