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Letter From My Mother’s Doctor After Her Death: On Knowing the Patient

I came across a letter written by my mother’s physician after her death, post-stroke, and post pulmonary embolism while being med-evaced by air to Seattle (and the ensuing drama and heartache while unexpectedly on the ground in Bismarck, ND, where … Continue reading

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Narratives of medicine or medical narratives?

I have long been fascinated by stories of and from medicine,  and medicine’s patients. This fascination has been since childhood, really, with a respite in late high school and college. Now, I have been writing some of those myself. Regularly, … Continue reading

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Beyond the numbers: experiences with patients and the health care system, part 1

By Jonathan Mayer ********************* This is the first installment of a continuing account of my experiences in medicine and with patients. It will continue periodically as part of epihealth. ********************* My first night working in the ER of the new … Continue reading

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