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lesson for them and for me is how important it is to get to know one’s patients and their families. How important these connections are, and how they will often lead to unexplainable revelations. And how rewarding the practice of medicine can be as a result. I am, indeed, a lucky man. Having Francisco Flores come back into my life this weekend was like having my grandfather Emeterio with me once again. As a doctor, as a transplant surgeon, I was able to give the gift of life to a man who trod the same dirt roads as my own family. In my role as Chancellor, I can continue to give back--not only to the community of my birth--but to Texans everywhere, ensuring first class medical care to those who, at one time, never had access to it. As Chancellor, I will continue to do just this. But between you and me, what I am really looking forward to is my next weekend on-call.

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Connective Tissue 2013 | Volume 6  
Connective Tissue 2013 | Volume 6  
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