The pitfalls of a paperless health system

MY DAUGHTER saw a travel doctor to get a yellow fever vaccine. She brought a letter from me that introduced her as my daughter and provided a summary of her vaccination history.

The travel doctor glimpsed at the correspondence, saw my name on the letterhead, and began his chatter.

“Oh, that Dr Rachootin, she’s a crazy one all right!” he said. “So how long have you been seeing her?”

“Well,” my daughter replied thoughtfully, “actually, from birth. She’s my mother.”

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