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giants. The inherent message—complete care of the patient
and the patient’s cares—remains.
Dr. Zollinger would like this book; Dr. Dunphy would say he
wasn’t that good! I enjoyed it immensely.”
—Murray Brennan, MD, FACS
Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“Driven, devoted, dedicated, accomplished. Dr. Zollinger was
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—LaMar McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS
Senior Medical Advisor and Liaison,
American Cancer Society
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at The Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center.
Published by the American College of Surgeons.
The Big Z: The Life of
Robert M. Zollinger, MD
“…a magnificent piece
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A superb effort.”
—Hiram C. Polk, Jr.,
University of Louisville
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