Four seasons in one day

Cadesky, Eric
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p324
Academic Journal
The article presents a description of a physician's life. It discusses various medical cases that a physician encounters such as an infant with morbilliform rash, a man with laceration, and an elderly man who cannot breath. The author compares the physician's clinical encounters to driving a car wherein sometimes the road is quick and carefree but sometimes twists and turns. He describes the physician listening to an overworked engine at the end of the day, but is willing to greet the dawn again.


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