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Poetry and Medicine
August 9, 2016


Author Affiliations
  • 1Ballard Pediatric Clinic, Seattle, Washington

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

JAMA. 2016;316(6):668. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3180

Ever driven home after midnight, one eye closed
to single-up the center line? Ever run a Class 8
rapid with your life-jacket undone? Ever fallen
in love like a parrot off a perch, then discover
she loves you too? Parents in their nineties,
still talking sense, a former wife who sends
a yearly Christmas card?

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