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US internists call for public health approach to gun violence in US

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2796 (Published 15 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2796

Re: US internists call for public health approach to gun violence in US

We are torn between verbiage and violence. Our intelligence tells us to resolve disputes patiently and peacefully. But our anger tells us to end disputes fast and forcefully. How can we resolve this dichotomy? We must own up to our tendency to impatience, anger, and violence, and learn to express this tendency verbally, safely, and humanely, because violence is ruinous, but patience is luminous and numinous. 


Competing interests: No competing interests

17 April 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA