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April 2012 in Black Lamb

Volume 10, Number 4 — April 2012

April 1st, 2012

The All-Medicine Issue

In this All-Medicine Issue of Black Lamb, editor Terry Ross reflects on the enormous changes in medical practice during his lifetime and wonders if we haven’t lost any feeling for the meaning of life. In No segue, Rod Ferrandino tells how a heart attack transformed him from a vigorous man in middle age into a an old man. Elizabeth Fournier descrives a Native American funneral in Medicine wheel.

In Bend over and say, “Aaah,” Ed Goldberg holds forth on the practice of medicine in the USA. John M. Daniel celebrates the value of massage and meditation in Mellowship. In A health care dialogue, Greg Roberts gives us a surreal tale of a man needing a doctor. Dan Peterson tells of his lifelong phobias in Blood, needles, & aneasthesia. And Toby Tompkins details his wife’s treatment for cancer in Waiting for magic.

In our Honorary Black Lambs column, we welcome authors Emile Zola and Anita Loos into our pantheon. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall answers readers’ question on our subject of the month. And Professor Avram Khan gives us a medicine-themed word puzzle.

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