A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the
truth?" "I do."
As I entered the witness box, I glanced over the assembly. I recognized
distress, anger, sorrow, and guilt among the turbulent emotions that spoke
louder than words. The district attorney asked me to state my credentials,
before addressing the issue at hand. Another physician had recounted the ICU
course of an infant who had been admitted with severe brain injuries. My testimony
would be used to assess the long-term consequences of the injuries.
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