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Education  |   January 2017
Mom’s Boyfriend
Author Notes
  • From the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. twquigmd@gmail.com
  • Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.
    Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.×
  • Accepted for publication August 24, 2016.
    Accepted for publication August 24, 2016.×
Article Information
Education / Mind to Mind / Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Pain Medicine / Trauma / Burn Care
Education   |   January 2017
Mom’s Boyfriend
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 191. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001356
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 191. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001356
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With painted smile, I shake your hand, dear Sir

It’s just a part of my profession’s code.

I’d rather pound you down, you worthless cur

The kindest of us could almost explode

“Suspected Non-Accidental Trauma,”

So says the highly cautious rhetoric.

The abject terror of my patient’s mama

Behind your handshake lurks a lunatic.

Indifference in your heart makes ours burn wild

Protective angels flaming in full force

But don’t mistake our countenance for mild,

Just recognize we must maintain the farce

Together, we can save his wounded brain

If only your hard heart could feel his pain

4/7/16

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