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The Death of a Clinician-Educator

Kimberly D. Manning, MD
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From Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Requests for Single Reprints: Kimberly D. Manning, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303; e-mail, kdmanni@emory.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(4):281-282. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-4-200808190-00013
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I sat quietly in the auditorium as my colleague clipped a microphone to the lapel of his white lab coat. He would be the speaker for grand rounds that day, and I looked forward to hearing his lecture. He did not look particularly nervous, although I noticed a fine tremor in his hands while he tested the laser pointer. As a junior faculty member, I know that tremor well. It only gets coarser as the audience grows, but then it regresses as each slide goes by.





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