BERNADINE Z. PAULSHOCK, M.D.
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Vegetable cells in sputum specimens collected shortly following meals may be confusing. One distinguishing feature is the presence of the cellulose membrane of plant cells which creates a double-walled appearance.
Under the crystal eye, the difference
Between an onion and a man is small:
Around the one's a wall;
The plant's the one on guard.
Without 1200X, reverse is true:
Onions are bare, and flowers;
So is grass.
It's people who have sets of walls.
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PAULSHOCK BZ. Under the Crystal Eye. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:313. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-2-313_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(2):313.
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