Patients bearing gifts

The online journal Hektoen International has an article this month by Anthony Papagiannis on unusual gifts he has received from patients, which includes a knitted waistcoat, a wooden model of temple, an icon and several signficant books.

He says, ‘the unselfishness of the act speaks louder than words. It is behavior like this that makes me forget the injustices of the system, the small and large tragedies that I encounter daily in the practice of medicine, and keep going.’ Gratitude for gratitude.

One comment for “Patients bearing gifts

  1. A. Papagiannis says:

    Thank you for quoting from my article. Gestures like these from our patients should not go unacknowledged. First of all we are human beings, then scientists or professionals.

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