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The 1:4732 Solution (Part II)


The homeopath thought my cold was pretty cool. From his point of view, my body was doing a nice job of riding itself of accumulated bad gunk. From my point of view, the constant runny nose meant that I could … Continue reading

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Sitting Down


The story, as told by my grandmother, was that her younger brother Dick drove home from the swimming hole at dusk in an open buggy, wearing a wet wool bathing suit.  He caught a cold that turned into pneumonia, and died … Continue reading

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Case Study of Confusion


This morning in the hospital around 11:00 a.m. I met with the physician assistant, a rather pleasant, intelligent young woman who was working as a fund raiser for an out-of-state nonprofit, then she changed her focus, came to a New York … Continue reading

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Is Not the Morning Near?


When my mother was six years old her uncle, Richard Hope, went swimming and road home at sunset in an open buggy and a wet bathing suit.  He caught a cold that turned into pneumonia and three days later he … Continue reading

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