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A quiet night

Henry Bair Palo Alto, CA   University College Hospital, London: the outpatients’ waiting room and dispensary. Wood engraving, 1872. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY It was the end of the week, the middle of the night, and the beginning of my ER shift. All was quiet, and I was studying at the nurses’ station, still […]

Gifts of gratitude

Henry Bair Palo Alto, California, United States   Christ sits at the bedside of Jairus’s sickening daughter. Etching after G.C. von. Max. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY “It’s for you,” the old man said when his niece tried to hand Dr. Alba the large wrapped package. It was a gesture I was familiar with, though Dr. Alba […]