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The Changing Nature of Patients: Expectations and Information

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Abstract

Throughout the day there were more preliminaries. Sister Holmes came and gave me a knowledgeable, motherly talk about the operation. She was followed by one of the nurses I’d seen in the morning, a nice girl who talked to me animatedly. She said something about the prosthesis — ‘Haven’t you seen one?’ she asked. ‘Haven’t they ever shown you one?’ ‘No,’ I said. I didn’t know that I should have been able to look at it, if they had shown me one. ‘It looks like a pork chop,’ she said…From what I’d imagined, I could see that was what it might well look like. Like a pork chop.1

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© Julie Anderson, Francis Neary and John V. Pickstone 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)The University of ManchesterUK

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