Category: substack

Danger in the ER

Many years ago I had a patient in the emergency department who was young, accompanied by young friends and very demanding. I recall being terse with him. I was young and proud of myself for ‘taking a stand.’ (I’m not sure terse...

Read More

A Different Kind of Orphan

The Aged in Medicine are Orphans as Well     My job is increasingly that of geriatrician. Emergency departments, if we believe the stories in the media, are places where one finds fascinating poisonings, multiple...

Read More