If I can stop one heart from breaking…

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.


Sometimes, as physicians, as care givers, this is all we can do.


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The Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology (OJCPCD) is a free, full text, open-access, online publication that addresses all aspects of skin disease that concern patients, their families, and practitioners. ​It was founded in 2012 by Dr. David J. Elpern, M.D. in Williamstown, MA. with technical help from Inez Tan.

One comment on “If I can stop one heart from breaking…

  1. ixt1 on said:

    This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen a robin’s egg. Such a city girl! Hope you don’t mind the reblog: http://the-end-of-art.tumblr.com/post/49987214328/unto-his-nest