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Hospitals shouldn’t be prisons: the case of Hannah G

Originally posted on Oh, the places you'll go (as a med student):
So, typically in my posts I try for a little levity.  I find a few funny images or gifs to liven things up, and I try to keep everything as anonymous as possible. I’ve made a real effort not to show faces on this blog, because privacy is a right that is very hard to maintain in this digital age. Today, I’m taking a different route. This is Hannah G. Now, I want you to stop, and look at that picture for a second.  Keep looking. Little more.  Here, I’ll give you a couple more to help. Ok, good.  Keep that in mind while I tell you her story. So, on my summer Contiki, I met, ended up often rooming with and befriended another medical student. She was from the USA, and we bonded, as one does on a Contiki. We talked about our medical school experiences, and our families, and as such, I ended up hearing about her sister; Hannah G.  Now,…

How to (PRETEND TO) be a Normal Person

Originally posted on Storytime with John:
As you wade through the mysterious complexities of life, encountering such typical philosophical travails such as “why are we even here?”, “what is my calling?”, and “will I get caught if I burn my boss’ house down?” we can often feel alone…as if we are weird, and no one else is having these feelings on a daily basis. And the fact of the matter is – you are weird. You’re strange – odd…actually if I was to be completely honest you are probably Norman Bates level mental…but other people don’t have to know that! Here are a few top tips that I have gleaned over my tenure as a full-time sociopath, which are sure to help you fit in and walk among the muggles undetected: 1. Nod, and smile when people are talking (even if you don’t understand what is going on): You can throw in a few “ahhh I see”s for good measure – even though you don’t see anything at all. Just keep nodding, and smiling…nodding and smiling…people will tell other people you…