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Musings of a Potemkin Villager

Why am I writing this blog? by Alan B. Sanderson, MD In 1787 AD, Catherine II, Empress of Russia, took a boating tour of Crimea, accompanied by foreign dignitaries. As the story goes, Grigory Potemkin, a Russian official, set up … Continue reading

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Finding Novelty in the Scriptures

When the going gets tough, don’t give up — get creative! by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Have you ever had a hard time staying focused while reading the scriptures? Does your mind wander away into unrelated topics? Do you ever … Continue reading

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Questions in the Book of Mormon: Supplementary Materials

This page contains supplementary materials for “Questions in the Book of Mormon.” Please see the other post for more information.

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Memories of a Mentor

The cardiologist with a big heart, John M. Stang, MD by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Lately I have been thinking about John Stang, MD, one of my teachers and mentors during medical school. I am proud to call him my … Continue reading

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Where Is the Pavilion?

A story of family faith and tragedy. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My grandfather wrote in his autobiography: “Sometimes a storm seems to blow up out of nowhere, a tiny cloud on the horizon which brings rain, hail, and winds … Continue reading

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Is Life Fair?

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Diagnosing brain death is never an easy experience, even when the medical facts are relatively straightforward. The … Continue reading

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Firsthand Knowledge

Some things are best learned through experience. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I’m a firm believer in subjecting myself to the same things I put my patients through – within reason, of course. (Admittedly this would be a harder ideal to … Continue reading

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Christmas on Call

Be grateful for every Christmas you can spend with your family. by Alan Sanderson, MD This month I made a recording of “Away in a Manger” with my wife and kids. This is one of my favorite Christmas carols because … Continue reading

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Liberty and Tolerance

You cannot claim freedom of conscience for yourself without also allowing it to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I can remember a time during my medical training when I was singled out in a negative way because of my … Continue reading

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Burning Out and Back Again

Learning to endure for 30 Hours, 30 Days, 30 Years, and Forever by Alan B. Sanderson, MD During my medical training I learned that I can do anything for 30 hours, or 30 days. No matter how insanely busy my … Continue reading

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