“Dr. Clark saw the head wound and said something like, ‘My God, Charlie, what are you doing? His brains are on the floor.'” — Joe Goldstrich, MD, a retired Iowa cardiologist, recalling his experience in helping to treat President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
“They don’t give any evidence why it’s not real. They just keep saying it isn’t.” — An anonymous nurse in Washington, D.C., discussing how certain COVID-19 patients’ families don’t believe the virus is real.
“What is surprising is how often delirium continues to be overlooked.” — Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School, about delirium as a presenting symptom in COVID-19.
“This is a question that cardiologists grapple with.” — Subodh Verma, MD, PhD, of the University of Toronto, on a study of new-onset atrial fibrillation after discharge following cardiac surgery.
“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial resources required to deliver high quality care were growing exponentially.” — Alex Newby, spokesperson for the proposed Virginia Mason-CHI Franciscan merged system, explaining why independent Virginia Mason wants to join the large Catholic system.
“Our biggest concern is accelerated aging of the brain and greater risk for neurodegenerative disease, which tends to emerge only later in life.” — Aaron Reuben, MEM, of Duke University, about long-term effects of lead exposure during childhood.