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The Lives Of Your Children Are In Your Hands

I've never lost a patient to polio. Or tetanus. Or whooping cough, but to be honest, I have an unfair advantage on the whooping cough: only kids die of whooping cough, and I only treat adults. I have seen my fair share of pertussis cases (as whooping cough is more [...]
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