Humane Medicine: The Wing of a Prayer

This morning the mist hangs heavy outside. In its wake, last night’s thundershower left a detached coolness in the air, and with the coolness came the fog. Shrouded in mist, the maples in the backyard stand silhouetted in the early morning light.

I take another sip of coffee and recall the words of yesterday’s e-mail: “My father will be having heart surgery tomorrow morning to replace a damaged aortic valve and repair the mitral valve.”

Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine column, An early morning mist and the wing of a prayer, recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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