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Christopher M. Callahan, MD
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© 1992 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(12_Part_1):1025-1026. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-116-12-1025
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There is an interesting window in the nursing home downtown. It is two windows really, one encircling the other. The larger, an entire wall of clear glass blocks, extends from floor to ceiling. In the center of this wall of glass is a window that no longer functions as a window because the upper pane has been painted green and the lower pane has been replaced with an air conditioner. The disabled window and the wall of glass are the focal point of an otherwise drab smoking parlor whose permanent furnishings include mismatched folding chairs, a token antique dresser, and






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