Olafkroneman.com Published by drkroneman@yahoo.com · March 22 at 6:01 PM ·  Early during my career, an older physician said, “What’s the first thing your patients will say when you’re dead?“Don’t know,” I said.“They’ll ask who’s taking his calls?”His cynical comments were disturbing but indelible.During this #coronavirus thing, my patients have been calling the office, calling my home and cell phone. Asking…

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We had a meeting with medical directors at noon today. We were concerned about how much of a physical exam we should perform in order to keep us safe and meet federal regulations. We decided to limit it to what the clinical situation mandated, nothing more.Later, I saw a nurse’s aide give a sponge bath…

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Background Checks In the summer, after my first year of medical school, I was a research assistant in a physiology lab. Anesthetized dogs were used to study the circulation in animals experimentally exposed to shock. The dogs were euthanized after the operations. I was conflicted but was told that the dogs used in the studies…

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“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” James Baldwin

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My novel Detroit Heroic is going through its final edits. It won’t be long. You can read the first chapter HERE.

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“Milquetoast,” by Olaf Kroneman, in The Strand Magazine, October 2018/January 2019. Chances are you have met someone a bit like Colin Anderson. Chances are you didn’t enjoy it much. He’s the kind of middle-aged guy who invites you to dinner and makes you look at pictures of his championship college lacrosse team. Oh joy. Colin…

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My story of weight loss can be found as part of a short story collection in Conclave 2018 “The Trickster’s Song” It can be purchased on Amazon.

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