A gorilla walks into the operating room …

An emerging concept in medicine is the One Health movement that says human health is inextricably linked to the health of animals & the environment. And that human & veterinary medicine will unite as one discipline. For example, it’s been shown that MRSA travels back & forth between owner & pet.

The following story illustrates the idea. But that’s not really why we’re running it. It’s because it’s so darn heartwarming. And in this time of politically-driven pathology we need stories that remind us of our common humanity. In addition to the video, there’s a neat backgrounder piece – it’s brief – in the Atlantic about the surgeon who delivered the baby gorilla & her day at “the office.” Be sure to read it to the end where there’s a nice surprise waiting.

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