Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • The myth of the white coat

    Lauren B. SmithAnn Arbor, Michigan, United States Nana, my grandmother, sat expectantly at the edge of the examining table. Our family huddled near her in the forced intimacy of the clinic room, and I was warm in my white coat. As a pathologist, I rarely wore it since I do not see patients, but I…