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“There are always a few people more interested in citing their credentials than in getting the work done, and media people looking for the sensational angle, but they stood out in stark contrast to the dedicated and tireless people who rolled up their sleeves coming in and hugged going out. Take it from someone who was, as someone suggested to me, in the belly of the beast that when the memories finally register, they will be indelible and life-altering.

—Dr. Paul Auerbach, Sloan ’89, blogging in from Haiti. A professor of surgery at Stanford Medical School, Auerbach and six other volunteers from the Stanford emergency department landed shortly after the January earthquake. As more help arrived in Port-au-Prince, Auerbach coordinated the medical activities of nongovernmental agencies.

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