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Stethoscope Haiku FREE TO VIEW

Hiroshi Kawane, MD, FCCP
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Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki City, Japan

Correspondence to: Hiroshi Kawane, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama, 701-0192 Japan

Chest. 1999;116(5):1493-1494. doi:10.1378/chest.116.5.1493
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To the Editor:

I read with interest the letter from Dr. Llamas published in CHEST (April 1999).1 The poem entitled “The Stethoscope” reminds me of my haiku. Haiku is a Japanese poem divided into three lines. I would like to present two haiku concerning the stethoscope:


Between patient and me

A smile

Through the stethoscope

From a patient’s heart

A spring song


Llamas, R (1999) The stethoscope.Chest115,1218. [PubMed] [CrossRef]




Llamas, R (1999) The stethoscope.Chest115,1218. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
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