Anecdotes: Physicians & Nurses

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about physicians, nurses, and others in the medical field.
John Abernethy

A patient complaining of melancholy consulted...

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Clara Barton

Miss Barton, who never bore grudges, was once...

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Joseph Henry Green

On his deathbed, Green behaved very coolly. “...

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Joseph Lister

Lister was once summoned to attend a rich lord...

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Charles Horace Mayo

In Dr. Mayo’s mail one morning was a letter...

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Florence Nightingale

During the Crimean War Florence Nightingale...

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Rudolf Virchow

Appendectomy first became widely and safely...

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