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First Love

Richard B. Weinberg, MD
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The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 Requests for Reprints: Richard B. Weinberg, MD, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.

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Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(4):327-329. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-4-199702150-00012
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Wexler was a hospital legend even before he finished his residency, and he certainly looked the part. He sported a braided ponytail, a waxed handlebar mustache, and-decades before they adorned anyone except motorcycle outlaws and Hollywood pirates-a large gold earring. Controversy followed him everywhere. He organized the hospital clerical workers to go on strike for better benefits. He called the chief of surgery at his country club to come and see a homeless person whom the surgical residents were ignoring. It was rumored that he was having an affair with an English professor 30 years his senior. He gave the chief of medicine excruciating migraine headaches.





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