The Great Wall


Stephen Bachhuber, MD1

Perm J 2019;23:18-151
E-pub: 01/21/2019

This comic is my response to a near-death experience that changed my life in big and small ways. It touches many topics in addition to medicine, and suggests how my view of life matured following it. — Stephen Bachhuber, MD






Author Affiliations

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Sunnyside Medical Center, Clackamas, OR

Corresponding Author

Stephen Bachhuber, MD, (

Keywords: graphic art, graphic medicine, narrative medicine


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