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Poetry and Medicine
October 16, 2018

The Vonnegut Letter

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  • 1Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2018;320(15):1606. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7416

hadn’t yet been published when Tommy
was the first in our class to pass at 45
and we assumed his rectal exception
only proved our invulnerable rule so
it was safe to keep working watching
school shows soccer games saving
tuitions dreaming a 401K future that
at 20 past 45 is here and now since

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    1 Comment for this article
    Thomas Allum, DO | Retired Family Practice
    An expected yet un-so voyage with Vonnegut through both time and place shared with those few compatriots remaining in the fight with a lesson for us all.