Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

Cosma si_DamianDedication to the unmercenaries doctors on 1st November. "Freely have you received, freely give" (Matthew 10,8)


One renal physician used a red canoe to commute each day from his houseboat to the hospital. He could have been a very rich man but instead Dr. Belding Scribner gave his invention away, and continued his modest existance. He invented the Scribner shunt - a U of teflon connecting an artery to a vein, so allowing haemodialysis to be something which could be repeated as often as needed. The 1st patient  used the shunt on 9 March 1960.  Scribner took something that was 100% fatal and overnight turned it into a condition with 90% survival. On 19 June 2003, his canoe was found afloat but empty - we cherish the image of this man who gave everything away. ( Murray Longmore, Clinical  Medicine, Oxford, 2010)

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