Title: You Probably Thought it was a Protein Electrophoresis
Contributor: Martin Liebling Chief Resident VAMC 1960-1961
My most memorable moments during my resident years involved the
wonderful house staff I worked with, including Bingham Dai and especially
Harvey Estes during his six A.M. Sunday morning rounds.
When I was senior assistant resident, Charlie Rackley was looking at
one of my ECG readings. He observed that it shouldn't be taken too seriously
because I probably thought it was a protein electrophoresis.
When I reminded him of this a few months ago, he claimed not to
Title: The Night Can Get Very Long for Someone Who is Dying
Late one night during my internship, a nurse called for a sleeping
pill order for a patient who was dying of lung cancer. of course, I gave the
The next morning on rounds Dr. Stead told me he saw no problem with
giving the telephone order but he suggested that a good doctor might have
gone by to comfort the patient. "The night can get very long for someone who
is dying," he said.
Though I obviously could not get by to see all my dying patients at
night, I never forgot the message during my practice years.