Phillip Cozzi, MD
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Girlie girl, come step right up,
pardon if I seem abrupt.
Watch the purple power tie
while I fill my coffee cup.
Tell me where your troubles lie
and faster than the human eye,
quickly as your wish commands,
watch the lightning scribbles fly:
healing with a sleight of hand,
healing with a song and dance,
penned elixirs, take your pick,
here among the office plants.
Step right up, my welcome sick,
for my latest, greatest trick
I will make the thing with ears,
jewelled trunk, so grey and thick,
vanish into thinnest air.
What it stood for all these
Cozzi P. Medicine, the Vanishing Sacred Elephant. Ann Intern Med. ;115:495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-495
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(6):495.
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