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Surgical Disease: The Reality Beyond the Big Screen

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Surgical Disease: The Reality Beyond the Big Screen

Here in the United States, in a culture where Grey’s Anatomy monopolizes the television screens of American households, it is difficult to envision a place without surgical infrastructure. However, this is the reality of life, and death, in many parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two billion people globally have no access to emergency or surgical care. However, unlike the success of surgical television shows in captivating public interest, the reality of surgical need on a global scale has yet to garner any significant attention. Addressing this unmet disease burden is a feasible undertaking that demands increased attention from the global community.

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