The Truth Can Comfort the Dying, a Physician Argues

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He says too many doctors only diagnose and heal, shunning prognostication, medicine's third leg

Nicholas A. Christakis is a handsome, healthy, middle-aged man with a scar about an inch and a half long on the right side of his neck, left over from a...

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