Repost: Stories of Suffering

Repost: Stories of Suffering

As the MSPress Executive Board transitions, we bring you a post from past! Enjoy the work of one of our emeritus writers, Sara Rendell. I am a medical student because I love questions. After a blood vessel takes a punch,…

An Ambulance's Burden

An Ambulance’s Burden

I step off of Northeast Corridor 7871 and into New Jersey. Sunlight makes the tracks look so warm that I feel cheated when cold wind rushes my face. A man walks toward me. He comes close enough for me to…

Stories of Suffering

Stories of Suffering

I am a medical student because I love questions. After a blood vessel takes a punch, what causes the platelet pile-up? What makes people blink, gag, cough, or sneeze? Why is cat litter as scary as alcohol for a pregnant…