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Humanism through the Lens of the Academic Pediatric Association

  • Janet R. Serwint
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    Address correspondence to Janet R. Serwint, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, CMSC 2-116, Baltimore, MD 21287-3144.
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    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md
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      A year ago today, I remember with vivid clarity standing before you as the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) President Elect while I moderated the Presidential Plenary session. I was quite nervous, hadn’t slept well the previous evening, but a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt kept coming into my mind. “Do something that terrifies you each day.” That sentiment certainly fit the bill for me that day.
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