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The sweet smell of success

Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Cropped from photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels “You shall nose him . . .” —Hamlet, Act IV, scene III   It was July 1977. After having done a rotating internship, I was starting my pediatric residency at the academic children’s hospital. My first rotation was in the outpatient clinic, […]

Only blood

Anthony Chiocchi New York, New York, United States   Dona Mercedes Velasco’s recovery from nosebleed after prayer to the Lord of the Abandoned. Oil painting, 1854. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC I remember my first nosebleed. It was the late eighties and I was at the age where it was still permissible for me to sleep […]