By The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young
Reflections and insights on overall healthiness, sickness, and healingNow in paperback for the 1st time, a bit of My brain brings jointly revealing own essays that first seemed within the magazine of the yank clinical organization (JAMA). those engrossing, relocating vignettes--written through physicians, sufferers, family, clinical scholars, and others--offer a distinct glimpse into the typical reports and relationships within the clinical world.Baring their souls and starting their hearts, the authors proportion their so much own moments, tales, and observations. you will pay attention from the intern who couldn't disguise her feelings, incomes reprimand from her supervisors yet appreciation from her sufferers . . . meet an alcoholic whose indomitable spirit helped her defy all of the odds . . . event the heartbreaking comedy of a Monday morning HIV health center . . . be encouraged via the oncology social employee who discovered a brand new love of lifestyles in the course of her personal fight with breast melanoma . . . and research from the health care professional who learned that through witnessing her sufferers' braveness she grew to become a greater physician.Compelling, touching, and from time to time funny, a section of My brain deals a deeper figuring out of physicians, sufferers, medication, and the straightforward human act of aiding one other person."These tales, established in technological know-how, are transmitted to readers . . . after filtering via a human center . . . continuously succeeds in bridging technological know-how and the humanities."--William H. Foege, MD, Emory college
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He slid the ring off with his lips and he . . ” There in room 9, with tears in our eyes, I held Mrs Tannenbaum’s hand. And we both thought of her husband and the unfathomable beauty of his farewell to her. In that one gesture he had taken the symbol of their love inside him so it would forever be a part of him—but in that same moment, he had freed her. Because he loved her so deeply, he was telling her to go on with her life and to find love again. Mrs Tannenbaum and I looked at each other for a long time without saying a word.
Guilty as charged! Mrs Hines seemed happy to see me as I entered her hospital room the following morning. “That’s my doctor,” she pointed out proudly to the nurse who 36 A Piece of My Mind was taking her blood pressure. I asked her to explain what had happened. ” She must have noticed the look of remorse on my face, for she declared, “You mustn’t blame yourself. I guess I’m just sensitive to new medicines. ” No, I didn’t know. I hadn’t taken the time to know. Mrs Hines was discharged from the hospital after three days.
I asked absently, scanning her hands for a suitable vein. “Well, I went to clinic because last Thursday I felt this lump under my arm and my leg started swelling up and—” “Keep talking. I’m just going to put in an IV and draw a little blood,” I said as I tied a tourniquet around her left wrist. Her eyes widened and she stared at her hand with a worried look. “Go on, you were saying that your leg was hurting . ” “No, my uh, my leg was swelling and Dr Sanderson looked at it and said I should come to the emergency room.
A Piece of My Mind (Jama & Archives Journals) by The Journal of the American Medical Association Jama, Roxanne K. Young