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Seven Words

Paul Rousseau, MD
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From Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul Rousseau, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425; e-mail, palliativedoctor@aol.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(4):261. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-4-201002160-00012
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Tommy was just 23 years old, yet he was dying. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age and soon found himself confined to a wheelchair. Now, with the muscular disease suffocating his fragile hold on life, he was near death.





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