Michael Ellman

Michael Ellman is a retired physician (rheumatologist) from the University of Chicago and a writer. His great Great American Novel about fun and scary medicine in the 1960s is ready to find a publisher.

Stories by Michael Ellman

And Jimmy will go to sleep in his own little room again

Illustrated by Alberta Torres

“Jimmy,” they asked. Doctors and nurses never used last names, sitting erect in their metal folding chairs in a semi-circle around him in the conservatory, the latter so named because of the two dead ficus plants drooping in opposite corners. The shatterproof-glass of the conservatory’s windows that shaded the light into drops of rainbows overlooked …




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