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Boston Medical Mysteries

The coda to music lover’s bowel disease

Solve a diagnostic puzzle: this is the case of a real patient treated at a Boston-area hospital

In the halls of the hospital, doctors present cases to each other, leaving out patient names and personal details to focus on the medical facts. But sometimes, a patient’s personality, hobbies, pursuits, and dreams are inseparable from the course and treatment of his illness.

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