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Physician, Heal Thyself: The Fraught Journey to Be Well in America

He leaned over me, all six foot three inches of him, his big belly touching the outside of my right forearm as he did so. His white coat fell forward, along with the stethoscope.

The intern, a young man in his twenties, stood off to the left, watching carefully. The doctor peered at my face, studied what I already knew was a precancerous lesion on my…



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Julia E Hubbel

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!