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Surgical Reminiscence
November 1998

Blaisdell, Dunphy, Lim, and Wylie

Arch Surg. 1998;133(11):1257-1258. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Surg.-ISSN-0004-0010-133-11-srm8005

IT WAS the worst of times. The Bay Area was a haven of social unrest and counterculture revolution. Resistance to the Vietnam War was pervasive. Haight-Ashbury was in its heyday and Fillmore West rocked with music that articulated the social changes. The University of California San Francisco accepted medical students who had been influenced by Mario Savio during the student uprisings at Berkeley and later at San Francisco State. This counterculture revolution was associated with drugs that were in turn associated with increased violence within the city.

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