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Poetry and Medicine
August 13, 2014


Author Affiliations
  • 1Washington, DC

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JAMA. 2014;312(6):653. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.4986

For a painful procedure
you want fast.
In truth, you always want fast—
same-day appointment
short wait in the waiting room
prompt attention in the exam room
on the spot test results
clean diagnosis
definitive treatment
(preferably pills)
and, of course, a quick cure

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