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Integrity Quote of the Day


Willem Kolff

Pioneer of Artificial Organs

Sophia Schafstad was the first patient where you can honestly say she would have died had she not been treated with dialysis. And she was in a prison right after the war, for collaborating with the Germans and many of my fellow countrymen would have liked to wring her neck. And, she was brought to us in renal failure. My duty is not to wring her neck, but to treat her. And, we treated her. And, she was comatose when she came in. And after so many hours of treatment I bent over her and said, "Mrs. Schafstad, can you hear me?" And she slowly opened her eyes and said, "I'm going to divorce my husband," and she did.
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