How Modern Surgery Changed Everything & How to Ask the Right Questions


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For some reason, dogs seem to love to hang their head out the car window when it’s moving. Why do they do that? And is it a good idea to let them do that? This episode begins with an explanation of what dogs get out of the experience and what you should do as the dog’s owner.

Imagine where we would be without modern surgery. Many of us wouldn’t be here, actually. The history of surgery is remarkably short and extremely impressive So many amazing advances in a very short amount of time. And it all started once 4 big problems were solved. Ira Rutkow, MD is a general surgeon an historian of American medicine. He joins me to tell the story of modern surgery - and it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Ira is also author of the book, Empire of the Scalpel: The History of Surgery ( Once you hear it, you’ll be glad you didn’t live 150 years ago and need an operation.

Are you curious? Do you ask a lot of questions? Surprisingly, most adults really don’t ask very many questions during the day and the ones we do ask tend to be mundane things like “How are you?” or “What kind of work do you do?” Yet, by asking the right kinds of questions you can learn and understand so much and connect with other people in a way you might not otherwise do. So what kinds of questions should you ask? Here to explain is Chad Littlefield, is co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc., an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter. He is also coauthor of the book Ask Powerful Questions (

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