Richard B. Weinberg, MD
Weinberg RB. The Laying On of Hands. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:83-84. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-1-83
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(1):83-84.
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I had been dreading the call all day. I was in the library when my pager sounded and, as I walked to the wall phone, I had an ominous premonition. It was my brother. "They found abnormal lymph tissue on the chest x-ray," he said. "What does it mean?" Struck with an upwelling of nausea, I sagged against the wall. Healthy, active, he had gone for the x-ray at my urging, after complaining of fevers and strange chest pains for over a month. "Well, it could be lots of different things . . . ," I began, reassuring him; but
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