Healing of Body and Mind
Ashley Tauriac, M.D., invested four years of her life, and miles of neurons to learn the practice of medicine. Then she nearly lost it all.
On Friday, May 14, 2010, she graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, feeling a bit feverish during the ceremony. By the Monday after her graduation, Tauriac developed a headache so severe, she called a cab to take her three blocks to the Emergency room at Vanderbilt.
The diagnosis — meningitis — seemed ridiculous to her.