Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sukanya Sam

  • When did you last let your heart decide?

    Sukanya Sam Chennai, India This woman in labor is not my patient. But the nurses worriedly tell me that the baby’s heartbeat could not be localized. Both handheld Doppler machines had broken down in the labor room unit of our small tertiary hospital. I was the resident on duty. I use the Pinard’s stethoscope, my…