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The Boston Globe


Kevin Cullen

A list far too long

Just days after a young man massacred a group of first-graders at an elementary school in Connecticut, Dr. Leonard Rappaport sat down with a mother who had brought her 7-year-old son in for an appointment at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

The woman spread some notes out as they prepared to talk about her son, a nice boy who has struggled with behavioral ­issues. Rappaport, chief of developmental medicine at Children’s, noticed that one of the sheets of paper had names on it, listed in three separate columns, with a line drawn through each of them.

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