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Learning to face death

Michael P Barbato
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (2): 73.
Published online: 19 January 2009

Although it is more than 40 years since I graduated, reading A surgeon’s reflections on mortality revived memories of my own undergraduate and postgraduate years. Replete with detailed recollections of the author’s initiation into medicine and specialist practice, this is more than a trip down memory lane. At its heart resides a concern that many will, as was the case with the author, find challenging and unsettling.

  • Michael P Barbato

  • Port Kembla Hospital, Warrawong, NSW

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