Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: IV antibiotic therapy

  • The lesser of evils

    Farrin ManianSt. 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 found a…