A Pain in the Toenails by Melissa Yuan-Innes
(Excerpt from The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World)

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Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards, starting with internal medicine. I was matched to the gastrointestinal team, so I can recite the bacterial causes of bloody diarrhea to this day.

One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things.

You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.

About Melissa Yuan-Innes

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Melissa Yuan-Innes runs codes and refills prescriptions in Canadian emergency rooms. She also writes novels and award-winning short stories whenever she is not racing after her young children. In other words, she is cheerfully exhausted.
Published December 19, 2013 by Olo Books. 12 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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