Emergency Medicine is a physician’s speciality which has to do with the Emergency Room, or, as we (used to) say in the UK, Casualty.

A young doctor, Rick Pescatore, from New Jersey has a fascinating Twitter thread (also on Thread reader) explaining his choice of speciality:

One day, a poor, desperate woman arrived at the ER when Dr Pescatore was on duty. She had a broken tooth, which he says is extremely painful when the exposed nerve comes into contact with air.

His supervisor responded:

I was happy to see that he got many supportive comments and was able to take the time to respond to several.

I hope that Dr Pescatore, his supervisor and other dedicated ER staff are richly blessed this year — along with their patients.

May the good Lord watch over them all.

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