The heroism of incremental care
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Dr. Neeta Naik
The heroism of incremental care
We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more - An article in The New Yorker by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher.

By 2010, Bill Haynes had spent almost four decades under attack from the inside of his skull. He was fifty-seven years old, and he suffered from severe migraines that felt as if a drill were working behind his eyes, across his forehead, and down the back of his head and neck. They left him nauseated, causing him to vomit every half hour for up to eighteen hours. He’d spend a day and a half in bed, and then another day stumbling through sentences. The pain would gradually subside, but often not entirely. And after a few days a new attack would begin...

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