Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Diamond-Blackfan anemia

  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia and tap shoes

    Jill Purtee Surprise, Arizona, United States   Tap Shoes. Artwork by Siaron James, 2003, on Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Forty years ago I worked in a four-bed pediatric intensive care unit nestled in the pediatric ward. Every few weeks amongst the beeps and alarms, I heard the clicking of tap shoes coming down the pediatric…