Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Anosognosia

  • Anosognosia

    Michael Ellman Chicago, IL, United States “Joseph Cable, at your service! U.S. Marines, World War Two, retired—at ease, Doctor. Let’s be casual, shall we?” My patient is tall and ramrod stiff, his hair an isthmus of bristle above his forehead. The psychiatry unit interview room is small—a tired square table and two wooden straight-backed chairs. The…