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Poetry and Medicine
May 1, 2018

Street Rounds

Author Affiliations
  • 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA. 2018;319(17):1825. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.18614

Today, I sat on a bench outside
the hospital, surrounded by twelve street people,
including one man
with a guitar.

It was one of his three prized
possessions (the other two were a pair
of crutches). He had kind eyes
and rotting teeth.