The Blue Drape

Linebarger, Heather V.
July 1999
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;7/21/99, Vol. 282 Issue 3, p216
Academic Journal
Recalls the author's experiences as a third-year medical student. Anticipation about his first surgical case; How the surgery was a wonder of physiology; His emotions after the surgery; How he thinks the blue drapes which protects the patient from infection provides the physician aequanimitas, the insensibility and objectivity in the face of difficult or painful procedures.


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