Post Author: Freida McFadden, MD
You can’t pick your parents, and you can’t pick the side of your brain that you damage.
I always thought that injuries to the left side of the brain would be the worst, because that’s where the language centers generally are. And talking is basically all I do. But after seeing uncountable numbers of strokes and brain injuries, I’ve changed my mind. Right brain injuries are worse.
The right side of the …
An excerpt from 11 out of 10: A Collection of Humorous Medical Short Stories.
When I was 16, I got a job as a “standardized patient.” My neighbor worked for a medical school, and they needed standardized patients for their medical students to practice talking to. Because apparently you can …
An excerpt from The Devil Wears Scrubs.
They say every physician has a graveyard.
Mine may eventually contain Dr. Alyssa Morgan.
Watch out, Alyssa.
Sometime in July
Time: 3 a.m.
Hours awake: 21
Chance of quitting: 75%
This patient is the fattest man I’ve ever seen in my life. His name is George Leeman and he’s got fat …
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