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Thursday, June 08, 2006  

Always and never

A pediatric cardiologist I worked with today reminded me of this piece of wisdom (from psychologist wendell berry) as we discussed a kid's physical exam findings and possible diagnoses:
"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
Seems to make so much sense in the field of medicine, where the strongest truisms are always refuted and the mysteries of the mind and body are never wholly understood. Oops.

posted by Anjali Taneja | 6/08/2006 09:03:00 PM | |


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