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A 50-year-old woman with severe emphysema due to smoking underwent lung volume reduction surgery of her right upper lobe.
August 14, 2007
I’m not that old, you understand, but something put me in a reflective mood as I thought about you beginning your new practice. I have, in fact, toiled in the vineyards for twenty-some years and have experienced academic, private practice, and large clinic settings. So here goes.
May 25, 2007
We are pleased to present to our readers an exchange of letters (in the modern format of emails) between a fourth-year medical student from Singapore and one of our most distinguished senior cardiothoracic surgeons.
March 13, 2007
To be reading this, you either already are or are on the way to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Career choice is no longer an issue. The important concern going forward on your career pathway is the quality of your life, both in its professional and personal aspects.
January 22, 2007
When I was asked to write a statement on why I chose to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, that request resulted in setting aside some time for deep reflection and thought.
December 20, 2006
All of us look back with fondness upon the golden years of cardiothoracic surgery, when surgical pioneers attempted and succeeded in performing daring operations and pushing the realm of the possible. The birth of our specialty was one of the most exciting times in the history of medicine.

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