A Pain in the Toenails by Melissa Yuan-Innes
Price: Free! 1840 words.
Published by Olo Books on July 15, 2011. .
Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards.
One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things.
You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.