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tracy-ewens's picture
Feb.16.2014
No one every really needs a writer.  Thank God. I was at my children's swim meet this weekend and one of the swimmers must have been hurt, because the announcer comes on the loud speaker and says, "If there are any doctors here today, could you please report to the clerk of the meet. We need...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.14.2013
Doctor:  Well, I have good news.  All your tests results came back normal. Wife:  Good. Doctor:  How have you been feeling?  Are you having any difficulties? Wife:  No, I haven't had any flares. Doctor:  Good.  Let me ask you.  Is anyone treating you for...
ashen-venema's picture
Oct.20.2013
This autumn is drunk with colours and fruit. Red-blushed, in their own sweet time, apples have been falling with soft thuds onto the dewy lawn for weeks. Each morning they blink at me, and shout – help, pick me up, the slugs are coming. They’re good for something, but did you know...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.08.2013
September 8     Helping Hands?   Why would you go to a rattler for a snakebite remedy?  It feels so much like the hair of the dog that bit me.  The truth is I must, must stay away from the quick answers.  I am a slow healer, but I do heal if I allow myself to do so...
dr-paul-griner's picture
Jul.11.2013
It was the fall of 1955 and I was in my second year of medical school at Rochester. Dr. George Whipple, the school’s first dean, was teaching Pathology. A number of classmates and I were gathered in the autopsy room to view a post-mortem. Dr Whipple and Dr. Lowell Orbison, the Chair of Pathology,...
bob-levin's picture
May.29.2013
A few weeks ago, Dan Rottenberg, editor of The Broad Street Review, to which I frequently congtribute, posted an article comparing the legal profession unfavorably to the medical profession.  (You may read it here:  http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/doctors_vs_lawye...
jane-wilson's picture
Feb.28.2013
This is dedicated to "Mama Bear"  I've sprinted between gates at many airports, rounded the corner to my daughter's school on two wheels, changed into a business suit in my car after parking in a remote corner of a parking garage and once, after running four blocks when I was nine months...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.21.2012
  Words like “pro-choice” did not even occur to her as they forced an iron rod into her vagina and, together with the blood, remnants of an unborn human being seeped out. She wept a little for the lost child and much more for the scalded part that was essential to her job. Shanno was a sex...
jane-wilson's picture
Nov.18.2012
Readers:  Kindly read my February 28, 2013 post, entitled, "I am NEVER Late," which describes the events that took place during the preceding 72 hours. The memory of the fresh-faced intern peering into the porthole-shaped window to the delivery room still haunts me.  The next day, while I...