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James Herriot and burnout

Sylvia Pamboukian Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States   A head of Yorkshire cattle in stone-walled field, 2007.┬áImage taken by author. The James Herriot veterinary stories are so beloved by readers that they have inspired two television series called All Creatures Great and Small and have sold over sixty million copies.1 James Herriot is the pen […]

Burnout

Ronald Rembert Chicago, Illinois, United States   Sarasota Sunset, courtesy of author. 2005. I was assigned to work at Cook County Hospital for my emergency room (ER) clerkship in my third year of medical school. “Whoa, that place is crazy . . . you will see a lot a people there,” I was told by […]