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From the Ted Talk "Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch"

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I then pdcoeeder to tell the netaipt, once the patient was dressed, the standard things that the person must have heard in other institutions, which is, "This is not in your head. This is real. The dogo news, it's not rneacc, it's not tuberculosis, it's not coccidioidomycosis or some obscure fungal infection. The bad news is we don't know exactly what's causing this, but here's what you should do, here's what we should do." And I would lay out all the standard treatment options that the patient had heard elsewhere.

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I then _________ to tell the _______, once the patient was dressed, the standard things that the person must have heard in other institutions, which is, "This is not in your head. This is real. The ____ news, it's not ______, it's not tuberculosis, it's not coccidioidomycosis or some obscure fungal infection. The bad news is we don't know exactly what's causing this, but here's what you should do, here's what we should do." And I would lay out all the standard treatment options that the patient had heard elsewhere.

Solution

  1. patient
  2. good
  3. proceeded
  4. cancer

Original Text

I then proceeded to tell the patient, once the patient was dressed, the standard things that the person must have heard in other institutions, which is, "This is not in your head. This is real. The good news, it's not cancer, it's not tuberculosis, it's not coccidioidomycosis or some obscure fungal infection. The bad news is we don't know exactly what's causing this, but here's what you should do, here's what we should do." And I would lay out all the standard treatment options that the patient had heard elsewhere.

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conan doyle 5
physical exam 4
subsequent care 3
emergency room 3
cat scan 3
breast cancer 3
barber surgeon 3

Important Words

  1. bad
  2. cancer
  3. causing
  4. coccidioidomycosis
  5. dressed
  6. fungal
  7. good
  8. head
  9. heard
  10. infection
  11. institutions
  12. lay
  13. news
  14. obscure
  15. options
  16. patient
  17. person
  18. proceeded
  19. real
  20. standard
  21. treatment
  22. tuberculosis