Calling the boys home

Cameron, Ian A.
May 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;05/15/97, Vol. 156 Issue 10, p1425
Academic Journal
Details how a physician had learned the more personal side of caring for his patients from the family of one of his early patients. Description of the man; Doctor's conversations with the husband; Realization that the husband had been asking him for permission to send a signal to his wife that it was time to die.


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