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On Being a Doctor |

Married to Medicine

A. M. Horowitz, MFA
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From Edgewater, New Jersey.

Acknowledgment: This essay is dedicated in memory of Dr. Harry Lamparelli.

Requests for Single Reprints: A.M. Horowitz, MFA; e-mail, am.horowitz1@gmail.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(11):847. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-11-201306040-00013
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The road to becoming a physician is a grueling one. But in the end, doctors experience the reward of knowing they have healed someone or eased their pain. The family members of physicians share in many of the sacrifices the medical profession exacts on its doctors but never experience the satisfaction.





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Posted on June 5, 2013
Michael J. Weaver, MD
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If I were a college English professor and she a student submitting this essay for credit (neither is true: I am a retired Internist and Ms. Horowitz has a Marters of Fine Arts degree) I would give her an A+. It is so well written. I truly enjoyed it.
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