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    . . .a thin triangular flap of a heart valve. . . a small book usually having a paper cover . . . a medical lit-art e-journal from The Permanente Press
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The Professor of Medicine Demonstrates …

Vol 6: Iss 2, Prose

The Professor of Medicine Demonstrates Conversing With A Patient, 

Displaying Vocal Nuance to Impart Subtleties, Like Empathy, 

A Humane Concern, A Willingness To Be Helpful, Along With

Erudition and Experience That Implies A Practical Wisdom,

A Contemporary Respect and Affirmation For A Person’s Uniqueness,

Projecting A Sense of Enveloping Confidence with Confidentiality,

Plus A Tacit Presentation of Principled Honesty And Ethical Care,  

Which Many Will Hear, Though Few Will Really Understand, 

An Interpreter’s Dream But A Translator’s Nightmare,  

With the Clearest Conveyance of Meaning When Intoned, 

Deliciously, Ingenuously Ambiguous When Written To Be Read,

Although Never Meant To Be Recorded In The Medical Record 


Ron Louie, MD