In February 1990, Dr. John Weigelt, MD, DVM, professor of surgery and chief of trauma and critical surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found himself aboard the USS Nassau off the shore of Barranquilla, Colombia, preparing for a possible medical emergency involving the U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
So how did a surgeon then living in Dallas end up accompanying a U.S. President to Colombia? That involves a bit of a history lesson.
Read the full story on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s website.