Posted 9/10/2013 by jberger
By David Campbell, MD, Vascular Surgery
In 1997, a Vietnamese surgeon named Cao Van Thinh visited BIDMC and as the only surgeon who spoke French, he hung out with me. A few months later, I received an invitation to give a lecture at a conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city. There was no financial support but I could not resist the opportunity to visit such an exotic place.