Lynn S. Bemiller, MD, MPH
Current Author Address: Lynn S. Bemiller, MD, MPH, South County Hematology and Oncology, 769 Medical Center Court, Suite 202, Chula Vista, CA 91911; e-mail, email@example.com.
Bemiller L.; Family Heroes. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:567. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-7-201304020-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(7):567.
My elegant Southern grandmother was almost 90 years old when complications from endometrial cancer therapy left her too frail to live on her own. My father, overwhelmed with caregiving, called us grandchildren in from around the country to help him move our platinum magnolia from her Austin home, filled with antiques and collected artifacts from around the world, to an assisted-living complex where many of her friends already lived.
Owing to my lifelong fascination with family roots, my father put me in charge of sorting generations of family papers, pictures, Bibles, yearbooks, and a miscellany of family artifacts, including a small, battered pine writing desk.
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