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Only blood

Anthony Chiocchi New York, New York, United States   Dona Mercedes Velasco’s recovery from nosebleed after prayer to the Lord of the Abandoned. Oil painting, 1854. Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC 4.0. I remember my first nosebleed. It was the late eighties and I was at the age where it was still permissible for me to sleep […]

At the turning point

Anthony Papagiannis Thessaloniki, Greece   Eva was born the year I entered medical school; our life paths would cross two decades later. She went through school, played volleyball regularly, married, and lived a normal and carefree life. Then in her early twenties she gradually began getting breathless and increasingly tired, and had dizzy spells, fainting […]