October 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/12/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p1006
Academic Journal
Presents a story of a smoker patient with a crippling emphysema. Instances that push the patient to visit the hospital; Efforts of the doctor to convince the patient to take her medication; Lessons learned by the doctor from the patient.


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