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How I Use the Japanese Art of Kintsugi in the Practice of Medicine

“NIGGER, NIGGER, NIGGER” cut through the air of the oncology consultation room, with the staccato triplet setting my eardrums vibrating and freezing my face and body in space. I have often thought about race and have heard such racial epithets on several occasions. But I think the boxer Mike Tyson had it right: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

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Michael Hunter, MD

Michael Hunter, MD

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I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com