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Wonder

“…face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder…” – F. Scott Fitzgerald My patient today stood, riveted, steaming up the window with each breath as I tried to get him to … Continue reading

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The 99%

It was my last night on the trauma service at University Hospital. We had just seen a patient in the pediatric emergency department with a dog bite and were slowly meandering back to the main emergency department when my intern’s … Continue reading

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“She keeps trying to die on us …”

I spent two weeks of my surgery clerkship on the nights team. At our hospital, one team (3-5 surgical residents) covers the entire surgical service of the hospital and sees all the consults and traumas that come in. There are … Continue reading

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