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A Piece of My Mind
July 27, 2021

The Race We Already Lost

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  • 1ChristianaCare, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Newark, Delaware
JAMA. 2021;326(4):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.11214

I remember when we started running. It was a Monday evening. We had just finished dinner, pork chops and pesto, on our back porch as a family of 5. I had reading to do, so I pushed my chair back to get up from the table. Before I had time to stand, your voice cut through the hot, humid July air, interrupting the inevitable laughter of our family dinner and the Bruce Springsteen soundtrack in the background. “I have to tell you all something,” you said. “And it’s not a good thing.”

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    1 Comment for this article
    A Truly Insightful and Moving Article
    Michael Montgomery, MD | Retired Physican-Scientist
    Dr. Storey will make her father very proud as a person, a writer, and a physician. Please continue to write about your experiences, which will be good, great and challenging. Very few professions bring people this close to the morbidities and mortality of humanity with the kind of insight medical training brings. Physicians sometimes turn away from the pain and harshness but that only flattens existence; take the pain with the joy.