Vox Populi

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Jason Irwin: Their Hands

All I remember were their hands holding me down: my mother’s father’s, a young nurse who gripped my left arm, and the doctor, who, before each prick into my skin, assured me it wasn’t a needle, just his finger.

October 15, 2020 · 4 Comments

Michelle Tarbox, M.D: I do not want to be a hero

I have fought for my patients,
but my patience wears thin.

May 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Ben Martin: COVID-19 and Philip Roth’s Nemesis

The practice of medicine demands answers, yet to practice medicine in the United States is an invitation […] to be swallowed by suffering that eludes meaning.

March 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

Sarah Lazare: ‘Duty to Refuse’: Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said ‘No’ to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

‘Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault.’ Leading medical groups are speaking out in support of a U.S. Navy nurse who refused on … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

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