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
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Cozzi P. Medicine, the Vanishing Sacred Elephant. Ann Intern Med. 1991;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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