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Poetry and Medicine
February 7, 2017


Author Affiliations
  • 1Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2017;317(5):539. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.15677

When he came to the 
hospital, the pain in 
his remaining leg

had turned so severe 
that he asked us when we 
could just cut it off.