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June 17, 2009

Physician, Heal ThyselfArthur Miller, Henrik Ibsen, and the Enemies of the People

JAMA. 2009;301(23):2506-2507. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.863

Like millions of others, I was introduced to Arthur Miller's work by one of my high school teachers. Enthralled by the raw realism of Death of a Salesman, I soon found myself running to the local library to plow through the rest of his literary oeuvre. A few years later, as an English literature major at the University of Michigan, I brazenly introduced myself to Arthur Miller, the man. A Michigan graduate (class of 1938), Miller was a frequent visitor to Ann Arbor and was in town this particular afternoon in the spring of 1981 to deliver a major address.

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