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Poetry and Medicine
February 27, 2018

Notes for a Chord

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington
JAMA. 2018;319(8):834. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13974
Quiver of air against the tympanumunsettles the body’s smallest bones whose tap starts ripples in the wellwhere weedy cells, like fronds within a poolswayed by the step of water-thrush on twig,magnify motion. Membrane through molecule,a leap of voltage leads a pilgrim marchinto a temporal convexityconfessing music. This may beanatomy’s holiday, its workhewn by a fiercer need.