Fillers A memorable patient

The scars of the Jewish holocaust

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7233.473 (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:473
  1. Roni Peleg, family physicians,
  2. Aya Biderman, family physicians
  1. Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

    Although the holocaust of the Jewish people ended officially more than 50 years ago, the scars of that atrocity can be seen to this day. A 72 year old woman, married without children, came to the emergency room with abdominal pain that had worsened throughout that day. It was late in the evening and the two surgeons on call had gone to the operating room, leaving one of us (RP), a young resident, to see the patient. She seemed older than her …

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