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Jayant B. Mehta, MD, FCCP
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Johnson City, TN

Correspondence to: Jayant B. Mehta, MD, FCCP, East Tennessee State University, Department of Internal Medicine, PO Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614-0622



Chest. 1999;116(6):1833-1845. doi:10.1378/chest.116.6.1833
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To the Editor:

It rang twice, but my nurse is busy

Waiting for the next dose is not easy.

My smothering is the same, but my pain is worse,

Lord, how about sending me a nurse?

Now I’m gasping for air, and hurting is bad,

Everybody thinks, I have gone mad.

My “Doc” is busy in an HMO meeting

Lord, would you be my doctor today?

IV pumps and heart monitors can’t speak

But one noisy word: Beep, Beep, Beep,

In this jungle, my whisper is hard to hear,

Lord, without a pager, would you hear me please?


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