For a small session in pediatric cardiology, we had three patients. The first was a 12 year old boy with rheumatic heart disease presenting with mitral regurgitation. The second was a 2 year old child with patent ductus arteriosus with pulmonary arterial hypertension and right ventricular hypertrophy. The third boy was 5 years old and had a common condition known as Tetralogy of Fallot.
|photo credit: Wen-Yan King|
Socrates tells us, through Plato's words, this:
οὖτος μὲν οἴεταί τι εἰδέναι οὐκ εἰδώς, ἐγὼ δέ, ὥσπερ οὖν οὐκ οἶδα, οὐδὲ οἴμαι
the improper abbreviation of which is "I know that I know nothing".
After we broke up since we were already done for the day, one of the clinical professors asked me at random if I learned anything during the session. To which I replied: Yes, Sir, I did, but more importantly I was inspired even more to become a doctor.
Great stuff today.