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March 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 9


Publisher's Note

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” 
— Sir William Osler
I am speechless … and for those who know me, that doesn’t happen very often (if ever, according to Carol.) This is our 16th Annual Salute to Physicians and it never gets any easier to express just how important our doctors are to all of us. And never more so, than these past 12 months.
Last year, when we were putting our March 2020 issue to bed in late February, we weren’t wearing masks and the term “social distancing” wasn’t even in our vocabularies. But things changed quickly, and little did we know just how bad things would become before there was any light, even a dim one, at the end of the tunnel. And although I think we all understood then how important doctors, nurses, and our entire healthcare community were to our lives, these past 365 days have only served to reinforce our feelings.
So, whether you are an experienced physician, a fledgling medical student, or new practitioner, we can only say a simple heartfelt Thank You … and hope you know and believe how much you mean to all of us.

Charles Felix can be reached at

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