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Education  |   February 2016
Phantom Limb Pain
Author Notes
  • From Hickory, North Carolina. ewhanson12@gmail.com
  • Accepted for publication February 12, 2015.
    Accepted for publication February 12, 2015.×
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Education / Mind to Mind / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Education   |   February 2016
Phantom Limb Pain
Anesthesiology 2 2016, Vol.124, 509. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000780
Anesthesiology 2 2016, Vol.124, 509. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000000780
This lithe arm swung the hammer that forged my home
Old Doctor Sawbones did visit my tent last night
These mighty legs gave force as I plowed the loam
I lay dying in the embers of Shiloh’s fight
This addled arm raised cotton as his Lord
As I fade in to the black of ether’s sleep
These youthful legs drawn by Dixie’s tune to war
I pray for my arms and legs to keep
This hating arm laid lashes to the Negro’s welt
My limb lays lifeless as the ground grows colder
These legs before a weeping God have knelt
Blood tainted cotton to allay my shoulder
This soft and pious arm did hold my child
Once a master and Lincoln’s bane
These tired legs grow weary with the passing miles
I lay shattered and humbled by phantom pain
This angry arm bore the weapons of strife
In this land my father is buried and did toil
These bleeding legs have no hunger for life
On thanatopsis, our limbs shall return as Free soil