Andrew N. Wilner, MD
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How plump she was, thick with that extra chromosome! Such large eyes made me wonder was it really true? And coffee-colored skin I had never seen before in a Down's patient. So astute she was, pointing knowingly to my diploma! So smart, this child of thirty-three, or did I expect so little? Her smile engaged me and for a second I forgot her problem. So loving she was! Could I be sure she was an accident? Or by chance conceived too late? Her aging mother's unfortunate gift, yet the two of them together seemed natural, as if it were meant
Andrew N. Wilner. Her Daughter in My Office. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:1031. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-12-1031_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(12_Part_1):1031.
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