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Raj Telhan

Raj Telhan is a practicing physician and writer. He was a Crispell Scholar at the University of Virginia and a recipient of a Smith-Shanubi Scholarship at the New York State Writers Institute. His work appears in Best American Science and Nature Writing, the American Scholar, and VQR.


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Begin Cutting

Fall 2015 | Memoir

Everywhere in the bleached walls of the laboratory—the sterile linoleum flooring, the burnished metal of dissection tables, the zippered white bags used to veil the dead, the gleaming instruments used to cut them open—I saw the landscape of a story into which I was being written.