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Young Men and Fire: Searching for Answers

Clifton R. Cleaveland, MD
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Associates in Internal Medicine, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Requests for Reprints: Clifton R. Cleaveland, MD, Associates in Internal Medicine, 960 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(3):254-255. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-3-199702010-00025
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I am only halfway up the north slope of Mann Gulch, and I am exhausted. My daypack seems to gain weight. I struggle to keep my wife and our guide in sight. I have anticipated neither the steepness of the climb nor the effect of the altitude. Yet being here in September 1996 is a logical consequence of having read Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire 4 years earlier.

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