Posted by: 2in10 | 08/28/2010

you guess

Q: “What treatment in an emergency room is administered by ear?”

Thomas Stone, MD posed this question to an auditorium full of medical students at a morbidity and mortality conference at a major teaching hospital in Boston. (This is fiction, an excerpt from the dazzling novel, Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, MD.

A: Words of comfort.

I recommend this book. It’s worth all of its 655 pages.

Carolyn

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