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Letter to a Patient's Doctor

Suzanne Gordon, BA
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Arlington, MA 02476-7121 Requests for Reprints: Suzanne Gordon, 11 Ely Road, Arlington, MA 02476-7121.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(4):333-334. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-129-4-199808150-00015
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As a journalist who has written about the care of the dying (Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Line. Little, Brown; 1997), I recently received a letter from a reader, Mr. Richard J. Arthur, whose wife had just died of breast cancer. After some discussion, Mr. Arthur sent me a copy of the following letter, which he had mailed to the physician who had cared for his wife.





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