The Hospital

Mumbai New York Scranton

by Zora O'Neill on June 17, 2013

I stayed up till 3:30 am reading this book, Mumbai New York Scranton, by Tamara Shopsin. I started it on the walk back from the library*, weaving down the sidewalk. I made Peter read the first 20 pages, about India and old taxis, the pots of paste for sticking on stamps in the post office, […]


Reader, I went to the hospital for you!

by Zora O'Neill on July 6, 2008

Today, in the name of research, I went to the hospital. I guess I could’ve waited till Monday–or just not gone at all–but I really was curious what a tourist is supposed to do in a non-emergency medical situation. (My situation: constant sensation of vague rocking, and a pain in my ear. Every house I’m […]

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Fun in Hospital, Part III: Luxe Life at UCSF!

by Zora O'Neill on February 6, 2006

To be honest, I’ve never thought of San Francisco as a real city. There are a few tall buildings, but they’re utterly canceled out by all the cute little pink-and-purple painted houses. And it’s really kind of small. So when I found myself in the emergency room at the UC San Francisco Medical Center, I […]


Fun in Hospital, Part I: from the Roving perspective

by Zora O'Neill on December 19, 2005

As you, dear readers, well know, I am accustomed to jetting off to Amsterdam, Tulum, and Santa Fe to assess the quality of hotels and other tourist accommodations. So the assignment I received in 12/8–NS/LIJ Forest Hills Hospital–was quite a novelty. My research assistant, Peter, and I set off with a weekend bag and a […]