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Poetry and Medicine
February 28, 2017

Pleural Effusion

Author Affiliations
  • 1Union Institute & University, Cinncinati, Ohio
JAMA. 2017;317(8):859. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17070

He cannot hold the long notes
on his euphonium, must catch another
quick breath, no rest in the score.

Tending his garden, he studies the four
elements: earth, air, fire, water,
transposes to another key:

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