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Essential Surgeries

Time for New Revolutions in Global Health Care

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Necessity dictated that I learn rapidly, so I was taught by an operating assistant. Using a small generator to provide light and suction, ether for anesthesia and nursing aids, I was able to carry out many life-saving C- sections, often in the dead of night.

Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Need for Electricity-Independent Surgery

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

As populations in the developing world continue to expand rapidly, and with surgery almost wholly dependent on electricity, the importance of electricity-independent surgical solutions for health has never been greater.

Global Surgery: Myths and Realities

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Reliable, effective surgical care for all can deliver extremely high social and economic returns. It is time for the global community to help make this a reality by designing a clear framework for the infrastructure and personnel needed to deliver essential surgical interventions currently out of reach for millions.