Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Farrin A. Manian

  • Who do I look like?

    Farrin A. Manian Boston, Massachusetts, United States   Photo of Geraldo Rivera by John Brian Silverio As physicians, we are often valued by our patients for our compassion, medical knowledge, and skills in managing diseases and restoring health. Physical attributes such as facial features are not supposed to have an appreciable impact on our professional…

  • The lesser of evils

    Farrin Manian St. Louis, Missouri, United States   “Staph infection” was the last consult of the night. Even before laying eyes on him, the nursing staff warned me that the patient, John, was already hinting about leaving the hospital no more than 24 hours after his admission. As I walked into his dimly lit hospital room, I…