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Pediatric Neurosurgeon Publishes Op-Ed on Gun Violence

On June 23, Time published an op-ed by pediatric neurosurgeon John “Jay” Wellons, III, MD, FAANS. In “If Our Politicians Could See What We See: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon on Gun Violence,” Dr. Wellons recounts his experience treating a patient hit in the skull by a bullet fired into a crowded playground. He notes, “As surgeons, we find ourselves left trying to fix the ghastly results of so much of this gun violence that seems endemic in our country.” On July 25, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post amplifying Dr. Wellons’ message.