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The Poetry of Medicine

From the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a lovely short piece on The Poetry of Medicine, by Paula Tatarunis, MD:

Poetry and medicine intersect in the domain of body and speech.

The iambic lub-dub of the heartbeat, repeated five times, once for each finger of the hand, gives us the prototypic stanza of english verse, iambic pentameter

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