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February 16, 1990

Poetry and Medicine

Author Affiliations

Providence, RI

Providence, RI

JAMA. 1990;263(7):1012. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440070100042

"Coma" by Beth Bentley is reprinted by permission of the poet. The poem is included in Mukand J, ed: Sutured Words: Contemporary Poetry About Medicine (Brookline, Mass: Aviva Press [PO Box 1357]; 1987) and appeared in Country of Resemblances (Athens: Ohio University Press; 1976).

Edited by Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor.