Richard G. Stern

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Dr. Cahn's Visit

Stern, Richard

Last Updated: Dec-01-1993
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Coulehan, Jack

Primary Category: Literature / Fiction

Genre: Short Story


An elderly, demented Dr. Cahn ("his mind had slipped its moorings years ago") is taken by his son to the hospital to visit Dr. Cahn's wife who is dying of cancer. They hold hands. She is touched and pleased that he has come, but sad at his inattention as his mind wanders. In the taxi on the way home, Dr. Cahn asks, "Are we home?"

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