BRIAN ZINK, M.D.
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Oh, Gross, if you knew the little you knew,
a century of tinkering, the brightest minds,
the boundless body—now there are no secrets,
at least no big ones;
the focus so coned down,
to bolts, a thread of a bolt,
the metal in the thread;
the words so faded, gray, erased—
your "machinery of life"
now leans old and ludicrous—
the beauty of your words, unhinged,
is only errant letters.
Gross, we are too trained to speak;
the body, shifting foot to foot,
now is left to be described
by poets' crazy little lines;
we who hoard the secrets talk
ZINK B. Advances in Shock. Ann Intern Med. ;105:622. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-4-622_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(4):622.
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