A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
The baby has two splinters in her supple palm. Already, her inflammatory cells have surged into action, and there are angry circles rising around each brown-black shard. She whines miserably, trying to ball her injured appendage into a fist while fending off adults with her good hand.
You kneel before her as she sits in her father's lap, armed with Lilliputian tweezers from a pocket Swiss Army knife. The kitchen: your clinic.
“Hold her tightly,” you order.
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