Dehradun, India--Bonnie MacEvoy, Interplast volunteer anesthesiologist.
Two brothers came in together for the younger to be seen. The older brother sat beside his brother while the younger was interviewed. On a couple of occasions, the pediatrician would ask the patient a question, and at the same time the older brother nodded affirmation while the younger brother denied the issue at hand. Then little brother was asked if he had any questions for us. For the next 20 minutes, out came the most astute and careful questions I have ever heard from a child! How long would he be asleep? How long would they operate? What were they going to do to him? Would it hurt when he woke up? And so on. It was delightful and entertaining at the same time.