DNA is the great cosmic irony. It is a catalogue of existence, containing all requisites for life.
Exactly 5 years and 3 months since his death
What does it mean to be a man?
“You know who you remind me of, Ali,” the plastic surgeon standing opposite me in the operating room said. “Snoop Dogg. You sound just like him.”
My wife and I got into an argument last night.
Bearded. Pungent. Sour smelling clothes stuck in places well beyond the
I am standing in front of a heavy brown door with a small window at eye level.
I gowned up in the doorway, studying her.
For a long time when asked “Why medicine?”, I responded, “Why the moon?”
It’s cold. The air is quiet in here – it must be snowing outside.
It’s funny how sometimes life can catch up with you.
I remember you had so much cancer eroding your mouth that you sneezed and it broke your jaw
It hasn’t been enough. How did this come so early?!?
She reminded me of my mother – if my mother were a charming Southern Belle from Texas who believed that God dictated every move in her life.
As I did my first newborn exam today, it hit me–how you were supposed to be.
Empathy is essential to humane health care practice, yet it can be difficult to teach.
Essay and photograph.
Our initiation to healthcare involves a confrontation with death.
Luke had been up for more than twenty-four hours on his second day of work, and was starting to hallucinate.
One autumn morning, two men came to take my mother away.
One morning Dr. Freeman woke up in somebody else’s bed.
We found the old doctor’s bag in some weeds next to the woodpile,
After relating his prognosis to a dying man with widely metastatic cancer
I frowned at the dying rhubarb in my yard.
My dad left me suddenly in 2008.