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Surgeon Performs Life-Saving Operation on the Obstetrician Who Delivered Him 45 Years Ago

(Photo of Dr. Kincade showing Dr. Affleck his birth certificate by Sutter Memorial Hospital)

45 years ago, Dr. Jim Affleck, an obstetrician, worked at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California. He delivered many babies into the world, including a boy named Robert Kincade.

Kincade grew up and became a surgeon. He now works at Sutter Memorial Hospital, where he was born. By sheer coincidence, among his recent patients was Dr. Affleck, who came into the hospital to have an aortic valve replacement. Kincade had the opportunity to return the care that Affleck gave to him. Sammy Caiola writes for the Sacramento Bee:

Kincade, learning of Affleck’s lengthy obstetrics career at Sutter, mentioned that he was born in the same hospital. Curious about the coincidence, Kincade went home and dug out his birth certificate. There in the bottom right corner was Dr. Affleck’s signature.

“I, of course, didn’t remember it,” said Affleck, 83, who figures he delivered between 3,000 and 4,000 infants during his three decades at Sutter. “But I think that it’s come full circle.”

-via Huffington Post


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