The title of Danielle Ofri’s second collection of reflections on her professional life as an attending physician Incidental Findings
comes, as she explains in the prologue to the book, from her own experience of turning up with her husband for a routine antenatal screening in one of NYU’s private clinics, and discovering, to her alarm, that the sonographic image of her baby’s umbilical cord reveals an anomaly. But is it an anomaly which means something? Her colleague tries to put her in the picture.