Semen Causes a Surgeon to Lose his Job

Patricia Salber

First published 4/20/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

This is actually a pretty funny story, except someone lost his job, and that is not so funny.  Here is what happened.  Lazar Greenfield, professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan, in his capacity as lead editor of Surgery News, “the official newspaper of the American College of Surgeons,” published an opinion piece under the heading “Gut Feeling” in the February issue, evidently in honor of Valentine’s day.  BTW, Dr. Greenfield is also President-elect of the ACS, a position he probably spent many hours working (and schmoozing) to attain.

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