Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


  • Do (Not) Attempt

    Mary Pan Seattle, Washington, United States   I hovered over the patient, looking at him for the first time. It was then I realized he was dead. Lifeless. Pallor without a hint of blush, tubes protruding out of each orifice. This realization stretched out beyond and before me. I was eager and horrified and mesmerized.…