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A note on the passing of John Hinds

John Died on July 4th 2015 following a crash doing what he loved at the Skerries road race in North County Dublin. John was year above me in medical school. He was an intern in the same hospital the year before I was 11 years ago. My first ICU job was in the ICU he ended up a consultant in. We bumped into each other occasionally in resus rooms. I moved to New Zealand and lost contact with him. Before he reappeared in my life on twitter a few years  ago we were more acquaintances than … [Read More...]

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