Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: high blood alcohol level

  • How will I change three buses to get to that hospital?

    Bindu DesaiChicago, Illinois, United States The call from the emergency room surprised me. In all my years as a neurologist I had never heard of an ‘acute syrinx.’ In a cubicle in the emergency room lay a man in his mid-thirties. He said he had been drinking heavily the night before and, in his happily…