Honduran Patients Teach Vein Surgeon of Quiet Endurance

David Calcagno knew he was heading south. But he didn’t realize that, in a medical sense, he was stepping into the Dark Ages.

On a medical mission to the Caribbean nation of Honduras this spring, the West Shore vascular surgeon encountered an array of open sores and a quiet endurance he came to admire.

Armed with a needle and a syringe, he was able to make lives less troubled.