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Poetry and Medicine
December 4, 2013

Judgment of Solomon

Author Affiliations
  • 1Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2013;310(21):2315. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281576

One day two supplicants
came before my patient
while he sat on his throne
at his kitchen table.

One was a near-empty
medication bottle;
the other an unpaid
electricity bill.