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Horton Learns Dermatology

Leonard J. Hoenig, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(3):322. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.337.
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Horton, the Elephant, felt nervous and ill,
his first day of med school in the land of Seussville.
He entered the door of the magnificent hall
where hundreds of students sat wall to wall.

The chairman of medicine stood right in the center,
austere and tall, a frightening mentor.
Horton quickly sat in the back of the room,
as a patient was brought forth in a flash and a zoom.

In her late 60s, the woman was ready
to answer all questions though she seemed quite unsteady.
She suffered from vertigo that made the room spin.
Her weak hearing required aids to be put in.

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