If I'm lucky, the weekly issue of JAMA arrives before lunch on Thursday. That way I have the time as I munch on my sandwich and unwind from the morning's patients to scan the cover art, to peruse the poem, and finally, to savor the short, thought-provoking essay that is the week's "A Piece of My Mind." I will eventually get to the abstracts and articles, but these essays provide me with an island of reflection and grace that I truly cherish. Imagine my pleasure in reviewing this collection!
Edward M. McMahon. A Piece of My Mind: A New Collection of Essays From JAMA. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(6):742–743. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.6.742