Scott K. Heysell, MD, MPH
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Heysell S.; Having Walked the Path. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:374-375. doi: 10.7326/M14-0326
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(5):374-375.
Harlan Casey's room was the farthest from the nurses' station at the end of the hallway, one usually saved for patients with contagious diseases. Yet Harlan had clogged arteries and a failing heart. In his case, the sheer volume of his diatribe and the quantity of Stetson cologne that he wore provoked his relative quarantine. I braced myself every morning before walking into his room. Each day brought new debate.
“What you're saying, Mr. Casey ... what you're saying is that you're a man of faith.”
“Doc, I am not a man of faith. I'm a man of fervor.” Harlan's nostrils flared like an irritated bull sniffing the air for the scent of weakness in my statement, his moment to charge.
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