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The Spit Dreams Are Made Of

She coughs, gags on thick secretions in a mouth raw from radiation-induced mucositis, sighs gutturally as she opens the water bottle she must tote everywhere to moisten her malignant, wounded … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sick Day

Identifying data: Mrs. Mullberry Whine is a 20-something female medical student who presents for evaluation of sore throat, productive cough, and fever x1day. Chief Complaint:  “My throat is killing me … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Ode to the Scrub Machine

“Yeah, you need to wear them,” the chief says, pushing his scrub card toward me.  “I don’t care what your syllabus says, business casual is not appropriate for the night … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 5 Comments

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