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The next in Dr. Stahl’s series of articles for AOPA.

Last month my wife and I were out in Seattle and were delighted to take the Boeing 777 factory tour up in Everett.  It was incredible to see those huge airplanes taking shape and also the engineering wonders that went into the transport of parts and construction.   But after a few hours of listening to the guides telling us that the 777 was the best at this, the strongest at that, the most advanced at other things I got a little defensive.  As a surgeon, I’ve spent my entire adult life being amazed by the awe-inspiring function and structure of human anatomy. The Boeing tour made me wonder how the most awesome flying machine in the sky would compare to the most awesome land based machine – us.

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