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A Piece of My Mind
April 19, 2016

Sins of the Fathers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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

JAMA. 2016;315(15):1569-1570. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0024

[T]he body has always been a privileged site on which to demonstrate the evidence of power. But for immigrants, the poor, and, more generally, the dominated—all of whom have to prove their eligibility to certain social rights—it has also become the place that displays the evidence of truth.1

Conversation stops as I enter the examination room. Behind me, the few remaining office staff say their evening good-byes as they shut down the clinic.

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