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Shattered All

Bruce Leff, MD
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Baltimore, MD 21224 (Leff)

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Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(10):837-838. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-132-10-200005160-00013
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I had known Mr. G. for about 4 years. Though quite demented, he exuded utter serenity and projected an aura of tranquility that would have been enviable except for its underlying cause. With his heft and large round face and placid countenance, were he to have donned a saffron robe, he could have passed easily for a Buddhist holy man. He always made me feel better about things, and I looked forward to seeing him on my nursing home rounds. However, when I saw him on my monthly visit looking unmistakably yellow, it was very disturbing. Still more disturbing were his numbers and scans, and I called his daughter to make some plans.





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