Michael J. Schott, MA, MLS
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Schott MJ. A Rose for Dr. Martin. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:887. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-11-200412070-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(11):887.
I am the clinical medical librarian at a teaching hospital, who sits in the back during morning report while medical residents tell their tales to the attending physician. It is a time when teacher–physicians fill white boards with chief complaints, physical exams, lab values, and drug regimens and try to coax correct answers out of sleep-deprived residents.
I have sat in the back of the room at morning report for over 15 years at 2 different hospitals in 2 states. My job is to listen to the stories, record the facts to find the supporting literature, talk to residents, and fix an occasional ailing PDA. Mostly, I sit in the back and listen with the pharmacy residents, a silent audience to the life-and-death drama that unfolds every day in teaching hospitals all over the world. Moved by many of the stories, I can do nothing but sit and listen, fascinated by the craft of the healing arts.
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