David Hellerstein

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Hellerstein, David

Last Updated: Mar-05-2002
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Squier, Harriet

Primary Category: Literature / Fiction

Genre: Short Story


A third year medical student rotates through a gynecology clinic at the university. The attending Dr. Snarr, is supposed to treat his patients' chronic pelvic pain, but only seems to inflict pain himself. The student/narrator wants to comfort the patients, but lacks the knowledge, skills, and authority. The student also feels uncomfortable with issues of sexuality and intimacy with these female patients.

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