See Inside August/September 2006

Feeling Faint

Keeling over at the sight of blood or from standing still too long may be a lifesaving mechanism

As soon as her instructor's dissecting knife cuts into the cadaver's skin, a medical student swoons, falling to the floor. Her fellow students pity her, thinking that she is simply too tenderhearted to be a doctor. They are wrong: her problem is not in her head.

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