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A Piece of My Mind
June 20, 2007

A Tissue Diagnosis

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

JAMA. 2007;297(23):2565-2566. doi:10.1001/jama.297.23.2565

I suppose it was one of those clinic mornings whentensions and emotions just seem to crescendo. My thoughts were a mixed bag of elation and sadness. On one hand, there was genuine thankfulness for arriving safely back home from the previous stressful day spent largely in a snowbound Washington airport. On the other, there was the forlorn realization that today was the last day before retirement for the nurse who worked with me for years. But do I really need an excuse for my tears?

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