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Dear NRA, I’m a doctor. My lane? I sit in this chair when I tell parents their kids are dead

Dear NRA, I’m a doctor. My lane? I sit in this chair when I tell parents their kids are dead

Seems like a little thing, but I did this in response to a tweet by the National Rifle Association, asserting that doctors should “stay in our lane” instead of studying or making recommendations when it comes to gun violence. As a trauma surgeon in Newark and an assistant professor of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, I live in the lane of gun violence. The backlash to the NRA’s admonition from fellow physicians was swift and devastating in its visual impact. Images of bloody operating rooms and blood-soaked scrubs scattered our newsfeeds.

CriticalCare.news
November 27, 2018