Bottom Line: JAMA is commemorating 40 years of publishing A Piece of My Mind essays with this theme issue of 40 favorite essays from the past 10 years. The essays are often personal vignettes in which physicians discuss the human side of medicine. This editorial highlights some of the topics in the essays. More than 1,300 essays have been published over 40 years.
Authors: Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S.J., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an associate JAMA editor, is the corresponding author.
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