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    A wake-up call for physicians

    Buffett, Munger take on medicine, ‘tapeworm’ of American industry

    Everyone knows the name of Warren Buffett, the famous octogenarian-billionaire businessman and investor. His folksy persona and investment insights/elevated returns have earned him the appellation of “The Oracle of Omaha.” His estimated net worth of more than $74 billion makes him one of the wealthiest people on the planet.

    Recent: Community mourns loss of ophthalmic leader, Roger Steinert, MD

    His friend and business associate, Charles Munger, is the nonagenarian-wisecracking sidekick of The Oracle. Together, they host the annual business meeting of their large company, Berkshire Hathaway. This event has been dubbed “the Woodstock of Capitalism.”

    Recent: Retirement is around the corner for David Karcher, ASCRS executive director

    More than 30,000 people flock from around the world to listen to The Oracle and his colleague—and perhaps be one of the 16 or so persons permitted the privilege of asking a question of these two wise men. The wide-ranging, question-and-answer session is beamed around the world real-time via Yahoo! and is archived on podcast. The answers these men give become the stuff of newspaper headlines.

    Taking on healthcare

    Peter J. McDonnell, MD
    He is director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of ...

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