Nearly 90 years ago, Dr. Slavin’s great-grandfather arrived at the hospital with a rare, life-threatening infection.
Louis Tokson In the 1920s, Louis Tokson was a poor immigrant to the U.S. from Lithuania. He could not afford medical care. But when a freak accident left a small chip of wood embedded in his right leg and created a serious infection, he turned to Mass General, where he found the free treatment that saved his life.
Each week for nearly 10 years, Mr. Tokson came to Mass General with his daughter, Julia. They witnessed the skill of physicians and nurses alike, as Mr. Tokson’s wound was unwrapped delicately so during visit after visit to treat his infected leg. The efforts of those expert caregivers gave Julia, Dr. Slavin’s 99-year-old grandmother several additional years with her father.
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