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OneThousandOne represents the amount of time, verbally, that it takes to count to one second. In this one second of time, a great thing happened at The Nebraska Medical Center. In fact, several great things probably happened. A patient was cured, a researcher found the missing link, a nurse treated an injury, a doctor comforted a family or maybe a child just smiled.
MOMENTS IN MEDICINE at THE NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Spring | Summer 2008

Spring | Summer 2008

  • Shedding New Light on Epilepsy
    Since ancient times, man has been seeking to understand the inner workings of the human brain. Weighing in at about three pounds with an estimated 100 billion cells, the human brain still remains a mystery in many respects.
  • The Quality Journey
    An unplanned trip to the emergency room is not what most of us would consider a “memorable experience.” But when you can take an otherwise forgettable experience and turn it into a positive one, that’s something to remember. That’s what The Nebraska Medical Center did for one young couple recently confronted with a medical emergency while traveling through the state to see family over the holidays.
  • Gift of Life
    There’s nothing wrong with Ruth Gerdes’ hearing. But when an oncologist in Lincoln told her the carcinoid tumors in her liver were inoperable and that she had no hope for a cure, she refused to listen.
  • Drawn to Medicine
    He not only writes out the weird-sounding name so they can spell it correctly or look it up later, he draws them a picture. He maps out the gastrointestinal tract and shows, as precisely as he is able, what may be wrong and how he plans to address their problem.
  • Mended Heart
    On Sept. 11, 2003, actor and comedian John Ritter was suddenly stricken with severe chest pains. The star of the sitcoms “Three’s Company” and “8 Simple Rules…” was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles where, according to his relatives, he was mistakenly treated for a heart attack. Ritter, 54, died that same day.