Dr. Strauss demonstrating his MSICS technique to Dr. Cohen.
August 31, 2015 (Swaziland) It was a great way to close out the month of August. It was a national holiday and time for the Reed Dance where some 80,000 maidens deliver reeds to the Queen mother and dance for the King. Simultaneously at the Luke Commission campus we were making a transition from the first week's inaugural surgeon (Dr. Glenn Strauss) to this week's surgeon (Dr. Alex Cohen). Glenn did a couple of cases and then observed/coached Alex through a few more and was off on the shuttle to Johannesburg. Meanwhile Alex has been diligently working to hone and perfect his MSICS technique. It has gone very smoothly and the transition is now done. It was a warm day here in Swaziland - the warmest we've had, but the evenings arrive suddenly and the temperatures drop to very comfortable quickly. There has been a full moon, so impressive and bright that it washes out the usual Milky Way galaxy we see on dark nights. I still plan to find the southern cross before I leave.
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