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Venus on the Right

William G. Porter, MD
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Carolinas Medical Center; Charlotte, NC 28232 Requests for Reprints: William G. Porter, MD, Department of Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232.


Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(6):500-501. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-128-6-199803150-00013
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One of the joys of our summer vacations on Nantucket is seeing our friend Eileen, now in her early 70s, who lives year-round on the island. For years, Eileen taught biology in Providence at the Quaker girls' school my wife attended. But in all her years on the mainland, her heart never left her native Nantucket. At the end of every school year, she hurried home to enjoy summer on the island. When she retired, she went back for good to her cozy house at the edge of a meadow and settled in with her dog and cat. She took a part-time job at the library and continued her vigorous support of local causes: land conservation, the science museum, island history. She loved taking us to her “secret places,” little patches of forest where Eastern yellowthroats nest or rare wildflowers bloom, the best places for beach plums and blueberries.

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