Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Ports of Calls: toward a taxonomy of hospital on-call rooms

    Mike Wong Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   Clinical clerks’ on-call room. Photographed by the author. 2018. Glancing around the dimly lit 10’ x 10’ chamber, I placed my backpack on a wilting twin mattress enveloped in standard issue, blue striped flannel sheets neatly folded into hospital corners. Between the doorframe and water-stained ceiling, with indifference,…