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To stand in another's shoes

Published:December 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.12.008
      It is from a time decades ago, but I remember Mrs. Lakshmi* very well like it was yesterday. She was a well-educated, erudite and genial elderly lady. She had laryngeal cancer and was admitted in our hospital for undergoing a laryngectomy. I went over the procedure with her, the potential risks, benefits, and outcomes in detail, got the consent signed, and prepped her for surgery; much like the matter-of-fact way in which I would go about doing it for any other surgery.
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