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Mother's Day

Ronald H. Lands, MD
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Methodist Regional Cancer Center; Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Requests for Reprints: Ronald H. Lands, MD, 136 Amanda Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(9):777. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-128-9-199805010-00016
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When we left home this morning, she wore a plain print dress with one of my old sweaters from college draped around her shoulders. A shiny patent leather purse, larger than a small overnight case, contained a variety of trinkets of random significance. Red Nike running shoes with Velcro snaps (necessary because she cannot tie her own shoelaces) completed the ensemble. It took me more than an hour to dress her, even after allowing her to choose the outfit.





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