JEFFREY I. COHEN, M.D.
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Now begins the final movement
Sailing from the strains of The New World
Across the Atlantic
Home for a long deserved rest.
Years ago I hunted the forests of Austria
Listening for songs rising from the earth.
I captured them in five-railed fences
And penned them in my composition books.
When the fall came in 1907
Dr. Blumenthal auscultated the first murmurs
The babbling of a stream over the leaflets
Of a weakened heart.
Thereafter I conducted myself faithfully
Following the rhythms I felt within
Measuring my steps with great precision
To avoid the hectic palpitations.
Still, I noted the
COHEN JI. New York City, April 1911. Ann Intern Med. ;101:715. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-715_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):715.
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