Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: vitamin B12 deficiency

  • Mrs. Collins and the Body Snatchers

    Michael EllmanChicago, Illinois, United States In the morning the Medicine Consultation Service clears patients so they can undergo surgery. Fees from the operating rooms are the cash cow that drives the hospital. We read the electrocardiograms and declare no ischemia, lower the blood sugar with quick acting insulin, treat the hypokalemia with 20 milli-equivalents of…