Without Dr. William Morgan the 2004 Red Sox World Series win would not exist–a true Boston Hero

Without Dr. William Morgan the 2004 Red Sox World Series win would not exist–a true Boston Hero.

The essay below found on 123HelpMe.com called The “Doctor Who Saved Boston.” is about Dr. William J. Morgan, the brilliant hand surgeon who helped the Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.  Morgan performed  surgery on Curt Schilling’s severely damaged ankle that allowed him to pitch in game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees when we were down three games to two.
No known medical or surgical options existed to allow Schilling the functionality to pitch.  But just as things were looking bleak Dr. Morgan miraculously performed an unprecedented procedure he invented that allowed Schilling to pitch seven innings winning the game 4-2.   He created a wall of stitches to hold Schillling’s torn tendon sheath in place before game 6’s win and again before game 2 of the World Series that we also won.

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6 thoughts on “Without Dr. William Morgan the 2004 Red Sox World Series win would not exist–a true Boston Hero

  1. Yes, we all know terrific medical advances exist for the super rich. None of the rest of us have the kind of money to pay for decent medical care and won’t get it, apparently. Ask most people who live under the poverty line what doctors are for, and they’ll tell you, “I go there to get a prescription.” I’m very happy that the Red Sox won. I’m happy that the masses (let them eat cake) were satisfied. Still sick and in pain, but satisfied. The cause of the opiate problem is MA is because of terrible medical care for those that don’t have the money to pay for anything better. People are either turned away or given the easier, cheaper band-aid cures. Most people I know who got hooked on opiates did so because they couldn’t afford the surgeries or doctors weren’t taking the time to solve their pain problems. It’s very sad.

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  2. I understand your perspective Julie but an injustice to anyone is still an injustice. Not all doctors are rich greedy self-centered jerks. That may be what you experienced but most doctors are kind and in it for the right reasons. I see no reason to separate people based on any qualitative or quantitative measure-occupation included.

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    • I agree. Most aren’t. Actually, if you reread what I wrote you will see that that’s not what I said. Curt Schilling got top notch medical care AND the Red Sox paid for top notch medical care to see to it that he got that ankle fixed to save the day. I was on Care+Caid. Worst insurance ever. Plus a psych label on my record. Last time I went to a doctor in USA I did not get examined. The doctor got paid by Medicare but he didn’t listen to my heart nor lungs nor touch me nor look at the edema I told him about. He refused to answer any of my questions, and threatened me based on a nonexistent blood level (chloride). I suspected something horrible was going on, so I taped the entire session. Partly I did that because I had lost all credibility with everyone around me, so my word was never trusted. I can only guess that perhaps he was looking at the wrong person’s records.

      I suspect you might know what it’s like to be abused by medical personnel. Doctors abuse too. I can’t count how many times other patients told me horror stories and there’s no recourse for those patients. I’ve been to very bad abusers myself, most were therapists but yes, some were doctors, too. Gaslighting, taunting, belittling…these are abuses which are done regularly have devastating effects on people as does deceit. These things were done to myself and to other patients by prestigious MD’s. Or drugging someone for the purpose of silencing them.

      I just read a 2005 article by a former patient named Elizabeth Root. I wrote to her and asked a few questions. I found it in a specialty journal. We need more patient stories, including stories from doctors who were forced to become patients.

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        • I always knew we were, Michael. Not only that, but I totally 100% believe your story. I know what those facilities do and how they operate. In the process of clearing their own name, they will do everything in their power to discredit people like us who tell the truth, including ruining reputation. They take extremely desperate and illegal measures. I’m working on a petition right now that barely scratches the surface of medical abuse. However, I want to stick with abuses that the majority of people have experienced, for instance, profiling based on cultural heritage such as you mentioned in a recent post. So that way, the petition might more readily speak to the general public.

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