Today was René Favarolo's birthday. He was an Argentine cardiac surgeon whose work revolutionized his field. Super modest, he was reluctant to be called the 'father' of the coronary bypass surgery but come on -- he invented the saphenous aortocoronary bypass, which is what we do today: take a vein out of your leg, and use it to re-route blood flow.
Google has honoured him today with the coolest little doodle and appropriately enough, I spent my early morning doing an emergency double bypass.
Cheers, Dr. Favarolo! I hope you're enjoying some barbacoa up there in doctor heaven, where everyone listens to you, no one lies about what medications they're already on, and your scrubs stay clean.