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The story behind the widely-shared photo of a bikini-clad doctor who helped a patient on the brink of death

Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.
Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.

Dr. Candice Myhre

  • An image of emergency medical physician Dr. Candice Myhre treating a bloody and injured patient has been widely-shared online in the past week.

  • The striking photo is a reenactment of a time when Myhre was surfing and witnessed a woman get hit by a 24-foot boat. She sprung into action to save her.

  • Myhre’s photo gained renewed attention in the wake of a controversial study that called female doctors “unprofessional” for wearing bikinis.

  • The study sparked a conversation about sexism in medicine, with doctors posting bikini photos and the tag #MedBikini.

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Photos of an emergency medicine doctor treating a bloodied patient while wearing a bikini swept social media last week.

In the images, Hawaii-based Dr. Candice Myhre, who also goes by “Dr. Bikini,”

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