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Turnings: Writing on Women's Transformations




(First paragraph)My sister, Nahid, is four years younger than me. She suffers from osteomyelitis, which began from an infected umbilicus at birth, the result of unsanitary conditions at Morsalin hospital in Iran. She was given massive doses of antibiotics to help fight the infection, followed by surgery at the age of one to drain the affected area. Despite these efforts, the top of Nahid 's right femur was eroded by the infection. It left her with a hanging hip and a severe limp.


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Original Publication Citation

Goldin, F. D. (2000). Two birds on a postcard. In L. A. Ingloria & R. Olander (Eds.), Turnings: Writing on women's transformations (pp. 37-41). Friends of Women's Studies.