Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • The First Cut

    Lisa Friedman Cleveland, Ohio, United States   Poet’s statement: The poem is about my first experience with cadavers in the anatomy lab at medical school. The first cut My first patient was an 88-year-old female “Congestive Heart Failure” the chart said. Not in acute distress Neither alert nor oriented x 3. I was told I…