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A Piece of My Mind
May 28, 2003

What I Have Seen

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A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(20):2619-2620. doi:10.1001/jama.289.20.2619

I met Anabel on our first day of internship. I remember it with that strange clarity of beginnings, the hyperesthesia induced by fear and newness. We were lingering in a hallway at Hillside, the county hospital and trauma center, new interns trying to get a sense of the place and each other. She was still wearing her Boston suit while James—another of our soon-to-be friends—tried to explain to her that in Seattle it is okay to wear Birkenstocks to work. That was the beginning, standing around in a hallway at Harborview talking about Birkenstocks.

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