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H. Joan Waitkevicz, MD
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From South Florida.

Note: City withheld at the request of the health center's director.

Requests for Single Reprints: e-mail, joanwaitmd@aol.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(1):75. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-141-1-200407060-00021
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I came to South Florida from an urban medical practice in the North. Three years later, I am still surprised by many things. Mango trees, royal palms, egrets, ibises, and pelicans are commonplace. A fly-by of squawking green parrots is a treat.





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Posted on September 16, 2004
Ashish Goel
AIIMS, New Delhi 110058
Conflict of Interest: None Declared

Many innocent bystanders are victims of battles fought elsewhere. Or rather, victims are almost always the innocent bystanders. The battles are controlled and fought elsewhere. The soldier who dies in war is just a small pawn in the large game. On a more philosophical ground, are we not mere chess-pieces, with the game being played in the heavens?

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