Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: rural Missouri hospital

  • The Lawnmower

    Rachel H. KowalskyNew York, New York, USA This is how the phone call went: “I’ve got a kid here, run over by a lawnmower. He’s got some deep lacerations. I gotta send him over to Children’s.” The child’s vital signs were worrisome—a fast heart rate, a borderline blood pressure. “OK,” I said, grabbing a pen.…