A physician telling a nurse that a patient must be delirious because he wants to return to his wife. Pen and ink drawing by Michaelson, 1936.
- Michaelson, active 1936.
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The patient, a small bald man with a large moustache, cowers anxiously on the left, sitting in a hospital bed. In the centre the nurse, holding a temperature chart, gestures towards him while she turns to converse with the physician. The latter stands on the right, wearing a short white coat, pinstripe trousers and spats. In the pocket of his coat is a stethoscope. The floor is covered with shiny linoleum, indicated by reflection-lines