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No Risky Chances

英文短篇小说  · 公众号  · 英语  · 2016-12-28 09:22
I LEARNED ABOUT a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn’t one of them. Although I was given a dry, leathery corpse to dissect in anatomy class in my first term, our textbooks contained almost nothing about aging or frailty or dying. The purpose of medical schooling was to teach how to save lives, not how to tend to their demise. I had never seen anyone die before I became a doctor, and when I did, it came as a shock. I’d seen multiple family members—my wife, my parents, and my children—go through serious, life-threatening illnesses, but medicine had always pulled them through. I knew theoretically that my patients could die, of course, but every actual instance seemed like a violation, as if the rules I thought we were playing by were broken. Dying and death confront every new doctor and nurse. The first times, some cry. Some shut down. Some hardly notice. W ………………………………

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