CMAJ. 2007 Nov 20;177(11):1345.
A few years ago, when I was working in one of the Middle East countries …
It was a summer day, I was sitting in my office … waiting for the coming patient … somebody knocked the door. … Come in, I said.
Hello, doc … He embarrassingly sat in front of me … moving his head to the ceiling, then to the floor for a minute … He wanted to say something.
Okay, Akram, how can I help? Obviously, you have some embarrassing thing … Just say it … No worries … I said that, trying to break the ice.
I don’t know, doc, what to say. But I really need your help. … He forced himself …
And said: My wife is cold….