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What You Should Know About the Emergency Room

A doctor’s tips

Photo: Enric Moreu / Unsplash

Whenever someone learns I’m an emergency room physician, they reflexively ask ‘What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen?’ I get it — television shows like the eponymous ‘E.R.’ depict my job as full of lust, gore, and foreign objects in unexpected places.

I can humor you with stories all day long, but I’m not sure I want to. No one…

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Craig Spencer MD MPH

Craig Spencer MD MPH

NYC ER doctor | Ebola Survivor | Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at Columbia University | Public Health Professor | Doctors Without Borders BoD

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