Stories In Family Medicine

Stories in family medicine    Welcome! These are our stories about the meaning of being a family physician, and the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. Supported by AMS and the CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

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Listening

Patey, Paul; 2007. "What's a bruit?" I've posed the question to Joan, a first-year medical student with her shiny new stethoscope, gracious manner, and...

2007

    The Afghan tailor

    Howard, Courtney; 2007. My last patient to see before I could leave was the Afghan tailor. I’d saved him until the end of my morning because he was...

    2007

      Asclepius’ second chance

      Risdon, Cathy; 2007. I‘m sure it’s probably nothing—but you deserve a thorough check to make sure.” The man sitting across from me...

      2007

      Courage

      Schwartz, Ros; 2007. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the taking of action despite fear. Half awake she...

      2007

      Four more words

      Patey, Paul; 2007. "I'm worried about me legs." Ben is a 70-year-old fisherman, still sturdy, but concerned. I look: the skin between his ankles and his knees is certainly...

      2007

        A little piece of skin

        Patey, Paul; 2007. Chop! Chop! The sharp little axe rapidly cut the frozen squid into bait size chunks. Alex looked forward to an evening of recreational...

        2007

          Winnie's expectations

          Edworthy, John; 2008. My story starts on a regular day in my office. Before starting to see patients I was going through my mail and phone messages. Right on top was...

          2008

            A new dawn: a rural South African experience

            Watchorn, Adam; 2008. In this country funeral service owners drive brand new Mercedes Benz cars. Elephants, giraffes and lions...

            2008

              Pilot

              Riddle, Gordon E.; 2008. I had one relatively recently where I got told I was a trouble-maker (and I am very proud of it) but it wasn't just one word, it was...

              2008

                Point Taken

                Thow, David; 2008. During my formative years as a practising family physician, I was asked to take on a 45 year old patient in the throes of end-stage Huntington's Chorea. Julie required...

                2008
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