The intern and the farmer

Walsh, Allyn
February 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p544
Academic Journal
Presents the author's reflections on his time as an intern in a teaching hospital and the relationship he formed with an elderly farmer being treated for cancer. Description of the farmer and what he felt as his own inadequacy as a physician; The dignity and kindness of the farmer; What the experience taught the author about the importance of just caring for patients as people.


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