“There once was a very great American surgeon named Halsted. He was married to a nurse. He loved her – immeasurably.
One day he noticed that his wife’s hands were chapped and red when she came back from surgery. And so he invented rubber gloves. For her.
It is one of the great love stories in medicine. The difference between inspired medicine and uninspired medicine is love.
When I met Ana, I knew:
I loved her to the point of invention.”
-Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House
[Sarah Ruhl is an amazing playwright and wrote one of favorite plays, Eurydice. She’s also a Chicagoland native, whaddup! For more on her work and some gorgeous production photos, visit her website here.]