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The Art and the Calling
July 2003

Dermatology in the Time of SARS

Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(7):853-854. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.7.853

[Toronto. May 5, 2003] Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in North America may now be contained and those of us who live in Toronto can breathe a cautious sigh of relief as life begins to return to normal. The events over the past 4 weeks continue to remind us of the degree to which normal life can be disrupted by unpredictable events. The first reports of SARS were frightening. My first exposure was a short article in the International Herald Tribune, March 17, telling of the deadly new illness from China. Little did I realize how SARS would affect health care delivery in Toronto over coming weeks.

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