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The doctor becomes the patient: an internist’s journey from skepticism to gratitude

William Shimp  Plantation, Florida, USA   Abdominal section performed on a woman at Vienna, 10 November 1549. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0 Nothing grabs our attention more than being flattened by a diagnosis of significant illness. Mine arrived just a few weeks ago. For decades I had harbored a large hiatal hernia. I had […]