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Doctor You’ll Have to Take Me Word

by Art Nahill. This piece is based on a story a patient related to a colleague. It reminded me that as hospital doctors we see and get to know so little of a patient's life history.

A Miscarriage on Mother’s Day

by Nadia Ali. This was written the morning after a particularly emotional night shift on my Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation. Some patients stay with me longer than others, and I have thought often about the woman this was written about. Writing is one way I choose to process some of the tough everyday situations we face in medicine.

Multitudes

by Art Nahill. Multitudes is a grappling with all the deaths I have seen and been part of in my career.

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Middlemore is My Hospital

by Glenn Colquhoun. This is an address I gave at the opening of Ko Awatea in 2011. In some ways this is where The Medicine Stories Project started. Having put my thoughts down here I found it hard to shut up and walk away from them...

Recent musings from David Galler

It’s like living in a sauna but if you stay calm, breath deeply and go slow ...

A few words from Glenn Colquhoun

Kia ora everybody - well it is the new year and our website is up and running ...

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