A largely autobiographical journey down memory lane of my prematurely ended academic career.
I enjoyed this immensely. Thank you so much for sharing your life experience. You are a remarkable person and we are so thankful for your gifts and advocacy. 🙏🏻
Wow wow wow. You mean to tell me you practiced medicine and then adjusted your standard of care based on new data?? Truly mind blowing 🤯🤯🤯
#1 I suspect the reason why French cardiologist became intensivists but American ones did not is because American Cardiology pays so well there is no incentive to modify the practice by going into critical care.
#2 One of the fascinating things about "code brown" is that everyone who works in a hospital instantly knows what it means when they hear it for the first time even if they've never been exposed to the term before.
#3 The POCUS story illustrates how even though individual doctors are eager to improve medical care, the medical profession ardently resistants any type of change which could improve it.
That is the coolest thing about the ultra-sound in the ICU! (As is obvious, what I know about medicine is from Doogie Hawser M.D. lol, but still very cool and exciting and a great story of discovery---it would make a great movie if the world ever returns to normal) I also think Code Brown should become Twitter and youtube and FB code for whenever BS is being pushed, sort of like that requisite banner they put on youtube now directing everyone to the CDC)
The point of care ultrasonography sounds amazing. The case of cardiac tamponade brings back memories of my dad being in the ER. He was recovering at home after surgery/hospitalization for replacement of the aortic valve with a bovine valve. He became very weak after a few days at home and went by ambulance to the ER after falling in the bathroom. He was there all day with my mom at his side. He was told it was normal to feel very weak after this surgery. I kept asking my mom when are they going to do an echocardiogram. At 4pm he went for the echo and next thing you know they were running him to the cath lab because he was in cardiac tamponade. If I remember correctly, they removed 400cc of fluid. This was back in 2015. He lived.
Lucky me got the first <3 only because I save your writing at Wayback and was afraid I'd forget going through two long pieces. Love you to the moon and back Dr Kory.. nobody gives dirtbags the kind of punch you land on them for all of us cheering from cyberspace!! Gotta go read now. <3
Wow! Incredible journey! I have been following you for years and generously supporting flccc.
Right from the start I was impressed by your focus on practice based treatment and rapid learning from experience. Others in my liberal circle still believe in experts and swear by the main stream media like NYT, WaPost and the medical journals.
When you were at the rally sponsored by Robert Kennedy Jr on May 5, 2022, in Columbus Ohio, I asked the last question to the panel directed to you. I was shaking and asked how to get ivermectin. The month before I had finally obtained a prescription, but it took weeks to get tit and I was worried that I could not get any more. You mentioned compounding pharmacies and possibly ordering from India.
A courageous woman came up to me and offered to help me get ivermectin. I acquired 200 15mg tablets and continue the flccc.net protocols and have not had covid, or if I have had it, it was so mild that it was not noticed. The flccc.net weekly broadcasts continue to say there should be no fear about covid and my life has returned to normal.
I keep up with the research reports of ongoing adverse events from the mRNA vaccinations and agree that they should be stopped. There is a major international effort to control populations through the health care system which needs to be exposed and stopped.
The tide is turning slowly and given that almost 20% of the US economy is medical care, the uphill fight for medical freedom continues.
I was a Berkley radical protesting the Vietnam war during the 60's and lost faith in government because of the pursuit of that criminal war. I agree with A Midwestern Doctor who recently said that he feels that loss in faith in institutions from the "pandemic" will be greater than that from the Viet Nam war.
Dr Kory sure learned to write well along the way.
I so much appreciate learning about you - how you always looked and learned, and learned some more, and implemented. I love this: I could see how you came to make the decisions you did over the past 3 years. I have asked myself about your history. Here you answer. Thank you so much.
Chapeau Dr Pierre Kory!
Thanks for everything you’d done the last two years; you are a great “reanimator” of the essential in medicine…first do not harm
What a great read (along with Part I)! Practicing medicine as it should be practiced ... what a scandalous idea! Looking forward to your book, too! I'm working on an assortment of plans with the goal of keeping myself out of the medical "system" as much as possible now that it has revealed itself to be corrupt and utterly untrustworthy. Ideally, I'd like to limit my exposure to the "system" to emergency care only. I'm hoping one day in the not-too-distant future (because I'm already 67!), you might be expanding your private practice beyond COVID and shot-injured patients. If/when that happens, I'll be there. :)
Thanks Dr. Kory.
Physicians should be photographed with an US in their hands rather than a stethoscope around their necks
Thank you so very much for writing about your history in life and medicine! I really enjoyed every part of it. I think your ability to learn so well and quickly is a direct result of your early adventures, using your mind and experiences to find the right answers when needed. Those experiences that do not come out of books! I would certainly trust your judgement if I were in the ICU!
Oh my gosh. Quite a story. Good bless you.
Hello Dr. Kory, I want to thank you for saving the life of one of my friends. I had no idea that you pioneered the cooling procedure, but that procedure saved the life of the wife of one of my best friends who suffered a heart attack and coded in the ambulance in the northern suburbs of NYC around 2016. They did CPR in the ambulance and got her started again in the hospital and applied the cooling. Your procedure was likely the difference between her eventual full recovery and some kind of brain damaged misery.
You are twice my hero now.