Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: surgical dresser

  • The company of butchers

    John Graham-Pole Antigonish, Canada   It’s 5am. I peer through fast-revolving doors and eye the light skim of snowfall. I’m aware of a deep shiver. It’s the breeze flapping my skimpy white coat, right? Don’t kid yourself, rank fear is what this is. This is my first 24-hour stint as a surgical dresser. This allegedly…