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A Piece of My Mind
April 28, 2010

Nana’s Words

JAMA. 2010;303(16):1577-1578. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.480

At random instances, when I am working in the hospital, I greatly miss Nana, my grandfather. I wish I could sit down with him and discuss an interesting patient, or an article I just read, preferably over a cup of tea. You see, my grandfather was a renowned surgeon in Pakistan. He played an important role in creating the country's medical institutions and trained a generation of physicians. He performed surgery on thousands of people, including myself, and the residual well-healed scars remain a vanishing signature of his skillful workmanship.