With so much negative in the news lately, I was thrilled when my husband emailed me this story.
A Jacksonville researcher has developed a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies that stands to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the tricky procedure for less-seasoned surgeons.
Oh, and he’s 14 years old.
WOW! Brotha-man is so bad (meaning great!) that he presented his finding before a group of medical doctors.
How did he end up in that position at such a young age?
The seeds of his project were planted last summer during his internship at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research, based at Shands Jacksonville.
To understand why a teenager would be a hospital intern, it’s important to know that Tony is a student down the street from Shands at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, a magnet school geared toward all things medical. (Students, for example, master suturing by the eighth grade.)
Fascinating young man. GO HERE to read story in its entirety