It was 1967, the year “Alice’s Restaurant” signaled the emergence of a radical change in things. The strains of “Are you experienced” from Jimi Hendrix and “When the music’s over” from the Doors wafted around the dorm hall leading to stunned silence. No one had ever herd anything like that before. It was literally electrifying and it led like the auditory pied piper to the culture that created it. An entire generation wafted into a radical social change that changed our lives and changed the world.
David W. Crippen, MD, FCCM is Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He also holds a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Neurologic Surgery. He trained in general surgery, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Crippen is Co-Director of the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Presbyterian University Hospital. His clinical responsibilities include bedside and didactic teaching of critical care fellows, neurosurgical and neurological house staff, medical students and nursing staff. When not pursuing clinical duties, Dr. Crippen spends a lot of time on the Internet, plays guitar with rock band The CODES, rides one of three vintage 70's BMW Airhead motorcycles.