“Swiss socialism”

First, some context: This part is for people who have always lived (a) in a city (b) somewhere in the English-speaking world. You, with your education and urban experiences, may find yourself sorely unprepared for what happens to you when you need serious surgery in a place like Switzerland, which has plenty of money, not... Continue Reading →

Odd things you notice

At the CHUV in Lausanne there are pamphlets at every reception desk entitled "Le patient informé" (The informed patient). Apparently this worrying development has reached such proportions that even the hospital's PR department has noticed it, hence the published flyer. Instead of displaying these flyers where patients congregate, may I suggest tattooing them onto the... Continue Reading →

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