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February 2005

On Being a Patient: Physician as Patient: Lessons to Learn

I have been a practicing medical oncologist and hematologist for 20 years. Although I initially trained in academic bone marrow transplantation and cellular immunology, I decided against an academic life in favor of a purely clinical career because I was more of a clinician than an immunologist. On a personal level, I developed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis shortly after I moved into my community practice in oncology and hematology.

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