Boston is home to some of the world’s best hospitals and most gifted clinicians. And so, it’s not surprising when we read about another medical breakthrough that’s been developed here. It is unusual, however, to hear a doctor refer to a patient this way:
As a physician, I never liked the word ‘miracle.’ I preferred to think in terms of ‘medical outliers.’ And yet that day did feel like a miracle.
That’s how Haider Warraich, a resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described what he saw when a terminally ill patient watched her daughter get married in the intensive care unit.