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Alumni Share: Diving & Spinal Cord Injury, "Feet First" by Richard Siegel, MD' 64

This week alumnus Richard Siegel, MD' 64 shared "Feet First", a video he produced and directed discussing the dangers of diving. Check out his message to the Alumni Association and video below.

"I am a retired Orthopaedic Surgeon.....(SUNY 1964) Internship Kings County/Residency Albert Einstein. The"Emotional Atomic Bomb" experienced by the parents of acute quadriplegics (in the ER} always "haunted" me. I decided to "do something positive"after a 17 yr. old lifeguard became a quadriplegic. The 10 min. video is seen worldwide."

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Jules Plafker
Jules Plafker
Mar 01, 2021

Very well done! We have probably all seen unfortunate victims of reckless diving. I know that I have seen them in my community.~ Jules Plafker, M.D., Class of 1964

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