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May 12 2014

On the wonder and why of an echo.

This morning I watched an echocardiogram. It was not the first echo I’d attended. In my years as a medical interpreter at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I’ve been through at least a dozen of them with my Russian-speaking patients, but every time I see it happen I am awed at this wonder of medical …

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Jan 24 2013

On what I miss and don’t. Part II.

Last week, inspired by Julia Ioffe’s article “What I Will (And Won’t) Miss About Living in Moscow” (written about her three years in today’s Russian capital), I began to write about living in Leningrad in the 70’s and 80’s. What I miss and don’t miss about my city, about Soviet Russia – about my first …

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