Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Discus Thrower

  • The surgeon storyteller

    Mahala Yates StriplingFort Worth, Texas, United States Arriving early as usual, Richard Selzer leaned on his cane near the High Street entrance to the Sterling Memorial Library. Now at 5’ 7” and 123 pounds, this world-famous doctor-writer looked diminutive, dressed in his tan corduroy pants and checkered shirt. Several people crowded around to greet him,…