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January 5, 1994

In Loring Park

Author Affiliations

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, Ill

JAMA. 1994;271(1):28. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510250044029

To the Editor.  —Although we are well aware that a poem is not meant to convey a scientific or medical account on a particular issue, we are concerned that attitudinal bias and misinformation can be perpetrated by your inclusion of "In Loring Park"1 in JAMA.And my heart grows sad at the coming sorrow Of the hopeful eggs in your broken basket; They will never know the joy of the arrow's Prick come to waken them to their great task...While we would not presume to question Dr Coe's knowledge base concerning the sexuality and fertility potential of women with disabilities, we can state that in our work as specialists in disability medicine, it is a frequent and all-too-common occurrence for women with disabilities to be judged infertile and asexual by both society and the health care professions.With rare exceptions, most women with disabilities have the potential to

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