Christine K. Cassel, MD
The stories by Michael LaCombe are always compelling and evocative. He is a gifted master of the story teller's art and an increasingly recognized and accomplished author. He is also a physician, and his stories are grounded in the concrete realities of people's lives and their struggles with human frailty, both physical and emotional. "Playing God," the story in this issue of Annals, is a clear example of all these attributes of his work (1). LaCombe's unpretentious and poetic prose puts the reader in the middle of that clear winter night, so clear that "...you had trouble believing there could
Cassel CK. Reflections on "Playing God". Ann Intern Med. ;116:163–164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-2-163
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(2):163-164.
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