Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: ventilator

  • The sweetest gift

    Subramoniam Rangaswami Karnataka, India   Viswan and his father with the gift, image courtesy of author It was the mid-1970s. We were busy packing our portmanteaus and bags in preparation for leaving our campus residence in Calicut Medical College in Kerala1 where I had been working as an assistant professor of orthopedics. I thought I…

  • Auscultation

    Daly WalkerBoca Grande, Florida, United States In the hospital’s x-ray department, Dad and I entered a small room with a wall of lighted boxes. A man with dyed reddish hair sat, sipping at a mug of coffee and reading a magazine called The American Spectator. “Harry,” Dad said. “Meet my son, Bud. Bud, this is…