It took me 47 years to hear those two devastating words, “You’re fired.” It’s not like I didn’t have a slew of jobs before becoming a physician.  I cut lawns and raked leaves as an early teen; I worked in a fast-food restaurant when I was 14 using my older brother’s ID, I worked in a carwash one summer, I even worked for a national department store. I was always polite, ...

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My group of nephrologists is trying to convince our 75-year-old colleague to retire from full-time clinical practice.  I think he truly believes that the day he retires, his essence, soul, chi -- whatever you want to call it -- will be forcibly removed from his body, and he will cease to exist. He has told me, more than once, that he will be dead in less than a year if ...

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