My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

This piece was also published in Australian Doctor. I'd never done the doctor in public thing. That's not true, I'd popped back a dislocated shoulder at the gym. I'd been waiting for a cardiac arrest on a long haul flight, but in fact it came one prosaic lunchtime Sunday. I was in Washington, D.C, and … Continue reading My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

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first night

My first intern shift in emergency, the consultant smirked pleasantly at me. “Don’t be nervous” she said, “Just remember - the air goes in and out and the blood goes round and round.” That is only half true. That’s what happens if you are a senior. If you are an intern the referrals go in … Continue reading first night