Medicine and the Arts
Swendiman, Robert A.
Operating Suite #9. We waited in silence for the pathologist to call.
A 15-month-old boy lay before us. Flaccid, sterile, powerless.
There were only two possibilities, given the X-ray and MRI.
We prayed it wasn’t cancer.
“I only see blood, no abnormal cells. No cancer.”
Sigh of relief. The diagnosis was child abuse.