Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Shaking hands

  • Shaking hands

    Anthony PapagiannisThessaloniki, Greece There is a fine but clearly visible tremor in the pale, smooth, well-groomed hands of my visitor. He makes an effort to keep his face still and composed, lips forcedly stiff, eyes unsmiling, the whole look somber. “I have had a new scan,” he says, placing the buff envelope on the desktop.…