Tag Archives: immigrants

A life cut short

Joshua Baru Benjamin Mba Chicago, Illinois, USA   The Schwartz Center Rounds program provides a forum for an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental case-based discussion of the emotional and interpersonal underpinnings of healthcare providers. The following is a description of a recent Schwartz Center Rounds session at Cook County Hospital. The case. A 23-year-old Indian man was […]

An emigrant doctor’s linguistic journey on crutches

Zeynel A. Karcioglu Charlottesville, Virginia, United States   Figure 1: A photograph of Kemal Atatürk unveiling the new Turkish alphabet in 1928.   I am a linguistic cripple like many other immigrants. When I came to the United States as a foreign medical graduate I was rather young, but the neurocognitive linguistic skills of my […]