Author: Edwin

Call Schedules

The Call Schedule at Community General Hospital This weekend’s call schedule is as follows: Surgery:  Dr. Johansen is on call for general surgery.  Please remember that he does not like to operate on children or the uninsured. ...

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Homeschooling

Ask my children what they like most about home-schooling, and you may get a variety of answers.  ‘We like Latin’, or ‘We like wearing pajamas to school’.  They may tell you that they like specific topics, like physics or...

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A patient reborn

Hal made me crazy. A few years ago, it seemed like he came to the emergency department weekly, sometimes daily, looking for drugs. He had every ridiculous, contrived, superficial complaint imaginable. He was loud, angry, and...

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Easter reflections on guilt

We all feel so guilty. Society is burdened with guilt at every level. Guilt over allegations of inequality in everything from race to sexual preference; guilt about immigration; guilt about prosperity; guilt about global warming...

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You want what?

Tonight a young man came in by ambulance.  Upset at losing his job, he wanted to ‘get messed up’. He took 14 Klonopin (0.5mg), drank two pints of liquor and smoked some marijuana.  He fell off a porch (surprise!) and...

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