- Date of entry: Aug-01-1993
- Last revised: Aug-24-2006
An empathetic physician feels as if there were "no boundary" between him and his patient, until he "intrude[s]" by drawing blood. As the patient’s "sufferance rises" during the painful procedure, the physician feels that he is breaking the Hippocratic Oath by adding to the patient’s suffering.
Poetry: A Collection of Poems Written by Medical Students, 1983-1985
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Martin Kohn, Delese Wear, & Susan Jamison