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Terry Berger
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Editor’s Note: Terry Berger is a professional writer and has had children’s books and travel books published.

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© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2012;141(2):566. doi:10.1378/chest.11-1354
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Not wanting to show favoritism
I deposit my uterus, ovaries and meningioma
at Yale-New Haven Hospital
and my gall bladder and appendix
at St. Raphael’s
and stay at each hospital
for $1300 a night.
TV extra, no HBO, cold toast, no hot towels,
no fresh flowers, no iMac computer,
no gold-foiled chocolates
on my pillow at night.
Today I e-mailed my HMO.
Sirs: If I should need a tonsilectomy,
(the only thing I’ve left to part with)
for the same rates
I will recuperate in
the Waldorf Towers,
the Ritz in Paris,
or Gritti Palace in Venice
with a view of the gondeliers.


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