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Medicine and culture: on becoming a nurse

Shirley Stephenson Chicago, Illinois, United States   Photography by Mark Belokopytov There are things that make us uncomfortable, such as public speaking or taking a seat on an airplane as coats, bags, or limbs spill over the border of armrest. We are uncomfortable for a moment when we first sit very close to a stranger. […]

After inspection – Inheritance – Summation

Shirley Stephenson   After Inspection Palpation, table to skin. The tumblehome ribcage seeking amen. Three times light, organs figure an aquarium. Muzzled one hand sensing the other active to pressure, volar surface. Turgor discriminates seaworthiness. Percussion borders tone. Clapotis caravans. Density, an oarlock murmur, proper blows delivered. Tympany snared in underlying glaciers. Judgment within the […]