Let’s Put an Finish to Annual Physicals

The physician seemed in my ears, shined a light-weight in my eyes and mouth, and listened to my coronary heart and lungs together with his stethoscope, earlier than ending the examination with this: “Flip your head and cough, sir.” I did what I used to be informed, however the entire expertise felt absurd. This wasn’t a bodily I’d scheduled or wished. And the final time any physician had requested me to show my head and cough—a hernia examination—Nixon was president and I used to be 12, in my skivvies together…

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