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Poetry and Medicine
April 12, 2016

At a Children’s Hospital

Author Affiliations
  • 1Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA. 2016;315(14):1523. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17630

A goblin races by
holding hands with a princess;
each without hair.

A superhero parts
a sea of villains
wielding the IV pole
that drips life into his tiny veins.