J. R. E.
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Serenity of spirit is an attribute of life that many men yearn for and fewer men achieve. Osler called it equanimity and held it to be an essential ingredient of the physician's character as he strives to aid his patients through their difficulties of body and mind. It is a quality that benefits all men. But what commodity scarcer than serenity in the summer of 1969? In the social and political turmoil of the day, the temper of the times is one of frustration, not serenity; the instinctive response is action, not contemplation.
Yet he who would be effective as
E. JR. Wood-Smoke and Serenity. Ann Intern Med. ;71:423–424. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-423
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):423-424.
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