For Carl

For Carl


Barbara Gardner, MD

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

 https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/04-027

We were in my exam room, where I most always see my patients. This was probably the fourth or fifth time I'd seen Carl. He was always intense, yet despite his intensity, there was a softness to his eyes. I could imagine him having thoughtful discussions with his middle-school students. His voice was soft, but direct and clear and firm.

Click here to join the E-TOC list or text TPJ to 22828. You will receive an Email notice with the Table of Contents of each issue.

The Permanente Journal

Sponsored by the eight Permanente Medical Groups, The Permanente Journal advances knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.

Reprint Permissions

The Permanente Journal welcomes requests for reprints and reproduction. Use of any and all material published in The Permanente Journal is copyrighted and protected.

The Permanente Press

The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to healthcare. Journal subscriptions are entered for the calendar year. Advance payment in US dollars is required.


ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2018 thepermanentejournal.org.

The Permanente Press. All Rights Reserved.