Hektoen International

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  • A busy doctor’s waiting room

    The word “patient,” derived from the Latin “to suffer,” could be interpreted in traditional parlance as patiently enduring the torments of a disease or, less tragically but still annoying, waiting endlessly in the reception room for the arrival of the doctor. Born in Rome, Georgia, Alice Edith Rumph (1878–1978) was a painter, etcher, and art…