Service Throwback: Bill Griffith

While in the U.S. Army Comrade Bill Griffith served in South Korea for the entire year of 1964 as a Crew Chief on a De Havilland U6A Beaver (pictured below). He said he did that most days, except for one day a week when he had to drive to Seoul and pick up steaks for officers from the only butcher who was inspected by the USDA. He goes on: The…

The Law of Unforeseen Circumstances

By Robert Lehman, MD If you Google April 18, you get Paul Revere’s famous ride, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the opening of the first  laundromat in 1934 in Texas. But one of the events with possibly the most important unintended  consequence of the twentieth century does not even appear. I joined the Air Force in 2003 at age 51 (the age rules are different for physicians), and…