DAVID B. ROSENFIELD, M.D.
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To the editor: We are constantly subjected to multiple-choice examinations. Here are my sentiments:
The Mt. Bloyce Syndrome
I've been wishin
that when I'm a physician
I'll have a practice in Mt. Bloyce
because it's very pleasin'
that all their diseasin'
comes in multiple choice.
Whether it's: (a), hepatitis
or (b), bad arthritis
or (c), just psychosomatic
I'll not ponder diagnosis
nor seek out prognosis
nor fetch books buried deep in the attic.
Indeed, I'll have time for praying,
even time for playing,
and time for the family I love;
whether it's bugs, bones, or hemorrhages,
it's all in percentages,
ROSENFIELD DB. Multiple Choice in Verse. Ann Intern Med. ;76:836–837. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-836
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):836-837.
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