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Learning How the Other Half Lives

14 March, 2009 от · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: zenobia_joy Ever since my first job as a medical secretary, I have believed it would be useful for med students to be admitted anonymously to a teaching hospital where they could experience first-hand the indignities of a medical work-up. Whether for diagnostic or treatment purposes, I’m sure their empathy for patients would […]

The Jamaican Wanna-Be’s

28 November, 2008 от · 2 comments

Joan Gumbs Photo: laurenmanning I see them everyday – the Jamaican wanna-be’s. They walk around dressed in dreads, they smoke ganja (calling it marijuana), they play dancehall music (at ear-bursting decibels), and they’re “close friends” with Bob Marley. A few months ago I was walking in Manhattan when I was approached by one of these […]