Gale Burstein, MD, MPH
Burstein G.; Dr. Mommy Blues. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:842-843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-10-200405180-00027
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(10):842-843.
One rather dreary morning during my fellowship, I walked into clinic to find the nurses hovered in a corner, intensely whispering. Always keen to uncover department scandal, I approached the group to get the news. Bubbling with the anticipation of a juicy piece of gossip, I asked, “Hey ladies, what's the word today?” Instead of the rush of giggles that usually followed this line of questioning, sad stares from eyes welled with tears focused on my slender body. “A second-year OB-GYN resident who had a 6-month-old baby jumped off the roof of the 6-story parking ramp and killed herself this morning,” flatly relayed one of the nurses.
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