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February 24, 1989

Poetry and Medicine

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass

Brookline, Mass

JAMA. 1989;261(8):1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420080044012

"The Urine Specimen" originally appeared in One World at a Time (Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1985) and is reprinted by permission of the poet. The poem is included in Mukand J, ed: Sutured Words: Contemporary Poetry About Medicine (Brookline, Mass: Aviva Press [PO Box 1357]; 1987).

Edited by Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor.